Childcare Intensives

These virtual courses serve as a platform for childcare providers to learn, connect, and collaborate as they enhance their business acumen and proficiency in their industry. 

Childcare Intensives courses are designed to bring childcare providers together to develop their business understanding, learn from each other’s experiences, and discuss solutions for the state of childcare. This program addresses business solutions for providers to enhance their operations. If you are interested in this course, sign up today to be notified when applications open.

Program Benefits

  • Best Practices from Industry Experts
  • Personalized Feedback from Certified Business Coaches
  • Connections with Like-Minded Owners
  • Tools to Overcome Internal and External Barriers
  • Increased Understanding and Commitment to Financials

Skills You’ll Gain

Financial Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Parent/Guardian
Resources
Human Resources

Course Schedule

AUG 13 & 20

ORIENTATION

SEP 10

S1: YOU & YOUR BUSINESS

SEP 17

S2: UNDERSTANDING YOUR MARKET

SEP 24

S3: FOUNDATIONS & OPERATIONS

OCT 1

BREAK WEEK

OCT 8

S4: ESTABLISHING YOUR TEAM

OCT 15

S5: LEADING YOUR BUSINESS

OCT 22

S6: YOUR IMAGE & MESSAGE

OCT 29

S7: FINANCIAL FOUNDATIONS

NOV 5

BREAK WEEK

NOV 12

S8: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

NOV 19

S9: FINANCIAL STRATEGY

NOV 26

S10: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

If you are interested in this course, sign up today to be notified when applications open.

Testimonials

NDWBC is a very valuable tool for all entrepreneurs. I have enjoyed all of the education behind their training. I would like to see all childcare providers work with NDWBC in the future for the insights of growing their businesses.

Cindy Kaml Childcare, Grand Forks

Thank you for this opportunity. I have been a childcare provider for over 15 years and I learned so much from this program. While some didn’t pertain to me as I’m an in home solo provider, there was so much that did. In particular setting my future up for success. As amazing as it is to have this profession, the benefits of an out of home job are not available unless I make them available and I am grateful for the push to prepare myself better. 

Childcare Intensives Spring 2024 Graduate

Thank you for the concrete business ideas to implement in the ever important Child Care industry. Well worth the time and thanks for the great resources with the NDWBC team and NDWBC library. 

Childcare Intensives Spring 2024 Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our frequently asked questions or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

How much does the program cost?

The program is offered free of charge to participants, thanks to our valued partnership with Child Care Aware of North Dakota. However, please note that registration and approval from them are required to enroll in the course. For the most up-to-date information on this program fill out our interest form.

Is this program right for me and my business?

Childcare Industry Intensives are designed to challenge you as a business owner and childcare provider. Throughout the program, you will share your experiences and insights and challenge yourself to reimagine the way you do business. This program may align with you if:

  • Business is past the business ideation phase and is moving forward
  • Interest in applicable, hands-on learning and coaching with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Employ less than 15 workers
  • Can identify areas for improvement but not the strategy to solve them
  • Are open to constructive criticism for the benefit of your business

If you are still unsure, please reach out to us at [email protected] to see if this program is a good fit for you and your business.

How can I participate in this program?

You may submit an interest form and you will be contacted when applications open for the next session. Please note that completing the interest form does not automatically enroll you into the course, additional steps will be communicated to you when applications open. Final participants will be chosen 30 days before the beginning of the program.  

What technology do I need to participate?

To participate in the program, you will need access to a computer with a webcam and microphone. Other platforms used throughout the course are an email, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GroupMe, and Adobe Reader. All of these platforms have a free version and will not need to be purchased.

What if I experience technical difficulties outside of our scheduled session time?

Are you having trouble submitting an intake form? Do you need help setting up training software for one of our programs? Book a time to connect virtually with NDWBC to troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing. Please note that if you have internet connectivity issues or computer crashes, we recommend contacting your local internet service provider and/or your local IT support/computer repair company. This is not something the NDWBC will be able to help troubleshoot.  

  • If you are having tech issues, click here to connect with a member of our team to troubleshoot. In the meantime, view our Instructions for Submitting handout. – Click here to view the file on Client SP Site.
  • Please note, this link is not for tech issues during class and should be made at least 24 hours in advance.  

What are the sessions like?

Weekly sessions run from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on Tuesday nights, with a 30-minute networking opportunity from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. They will be led by a facilitator and may feature presentations from a guest subject matter expert or business owner. Each session will include open discussions, in-class activities, and small group break outs. In addition, one one-on-one business coaching session is provided outside session time during the program.  

Will there be homework?

Yes, you will be expected to complete assignments weekly. NDWBC’s certified business coaches will have office hours available to help you work through assignments or ask your questions.

Will I be required to share personal financial information?

No, it’s not a requirement. You are free to share as much or as little as you would like during open discussions.

Are the sessions recorded?

It is important for all participants to feel comfortable sharing about their business.  Due to participant confidentiality, we do not record sessions.

I have other questions who should I reach out to?

‘If you have questions and are eager to learn more or would like to speak to an NDWBC team member about the business leadership intensives program, email us at [email protected]. Your journey to business excellence awaits.

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