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Strengthening Business Practices Series: (Mini-Series)

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Strengthening Business Practices Series: (Mini-Series)

Strengthening Business Practices Series: (Mini-Series)

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs training series addresses basic concepts in fiscal and operational management of center-based child care programs. These trainings are grounded in the belief that strong and sustainable child care businesses can support program initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children.

Who should attend: These trainings are best suited for child care administrators with beginner or intermediate understanding of fiscal management, support of have some influence over marketing decisions within the program, and who support or have some responsibility for staff within the program.

DAYS 1 & 2-   Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.* Module I. Budgets, Projections, and Planning

Friday, February 4, 2022 from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.* Module II. Financial Reports and Internal Controls

*Participation in both sessions is required to receive credit. Registration is available at www.NJCCIS.com   Use Event ID# 130280

Goal(s): The purpose of this training is to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of fiscal terms, concepts, and practices. It encourages providers to realize the importance of fiscal planning to the sustainability of their business operations. It provides tips and best practices to help break down fiscal processes into manageable steps.

Objectives:   Participants will be able to:

  • Learn the value of developing a budget and how to use it for decision-making throughout the year.
  • Understand how to project business costs, generate additional income and plan strategically for future goals.
  • Discuss financial reports and identify ways they can help you better manage program’s finances.
  • Identify what internal controls mean in a center-based child care setting and how they can strengthen the fiscal health of your program.

 

DAY 3- Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.* Registration is available at www.NJCCIS.com   Use Event ID# 130282

Module III. Marketing Your Program for Center-Based Child Care

*Prerequisite: Module I. Budgets, Projections, and Planning and Module II. Financial Reports and Internal Controls must be completed to enroll in this course.

 

Goal(s): This training helps child care administrators and providers improve their ability to develop a marketing plan and use marketing tools to communicate with families about the benefits of their program. Participants will strengthen their understanding of marketing tools, audiences, and elements necessary to develop a marketing plan. It encourages providers to tailor marketing practices to the audience they are trying to reach and develop effective communication strategies to promote their services.

Objectives:   Participants will be able to:

  • Define external and internal audiences for the purpose of marketing
  • Identify elements of an environmental scan
  • Understand the difference between communicating features and communicating benefits
  • Strategically use various marketing tools
  • Focus attention on building relationships and increasing communication with families in order to improve retention of enrolled families and referrals of perspective families.

 

Day 4- Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.* Registration is available at www.NJCCIS.com   Use Event ID# 130284

Module IV. Recruiting and Retaining Staff for Center-Based Child Care Programs

*Prerequisite: Module I. Budgets, Projections, and Planning and Module II. Financial Reports and Internal Controls must be completed to enroll in this course.

 

Goal(s): This training is to strengthen child care administrators understand of staff recruitment tools, organization staff support systems, and elements necessary to support retention of talented staff.

Objectives:   Participants will be able to:

  • Develop effective job descriptions and recruit talented staff
  • Conduct efficient interviews and establish legally sound hiring processes
  • Create an orientation for new employees and provide a comprehensive staff handbook
  • Provide ongoing feedback and performance management
  • Recognize the critical role that leaders play in the retention of talented staff

Attendance to all 4 modules is not required, but it is encouraged! Those who participate all four sessions will receive a special certificate and gift upon completion.

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