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The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development offers a 28-hour Course for Family Child Care Providers. This course is approved by the Department of Child Care Licensing (28 hours) and endorsed by the Family and Workplace Connection (FWC). The providers develop a business plan and parent handbook while becoming empowered with a personalized action plan. The course is approved by the Division of Child Care Licensing and uses the Kauffman Foundation course materials. 

Topics being covered are:
  • Pricing and Cost Analysis
  • Financial Records and Cash Flow Budgeting
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Identifying your Competition
Since 2007, Citigroup, along with several other partners, has sponsored a Family Child Care Business Plan Competition.  Ilona Figat, DCED’s Enterprise Consultant is available to offer her assistance to any family child care provider wishing to complete a business plan and to compete in the annual competition.  Additionally, DCED is involved with developing curriculum to meet the new regulations being implemented by the Office of Child Care Licensing for Early Childhood Administrators. It is the goal of DCED to decrease the risk of Centers and Family Child Cares in non-compliance by offering the required courses throughout the state of Delaware at a minimal cost to the providers. If you would like additional information about child care training, please contact Ilona Figat at (302)857-6953.