Statewide CCR&R's to host First Annual Child Care Business Conference
If you are like many early learning professionals, you went into the profession with the desire to work with children and serve families. Now, you find yourself faced with the demands of operating a business.
In response to this need, Oregon’s Child Care Resource and Referral System, and its Early Childhood partners, are offering the first statewide Child Care Business Conference on November 10, 2018 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.
Financial stability, profitability and strong management skills are critical to the success of a child care business. Strategic business planning is an essential foundation for program quality. Conference workshops will address these needs by including topics on risk management, marketing, finance, human resources, staff leadership and information on access to loans and other business supports.
The conference will also feature Tom Copeland, a nationally renowned child care business specialist and licensed attorney. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books including Family Child Care Contracts & Policies, Family Child Care Record-Keeping Guide, Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs, and Family Child Care Marketing Guide.
Each year Tom trains thousands of family child care providers, trainers, and tax preparers on important business issues, including record keeping, taxes, marketing, contracts, and legal issues.
The conference planning team hopes this will become an annual gathering to focus on the business aspects of child care. This effort will support quality, successful, and sustainable early education programs that serve Oregon’s working families and our youngest community members.
Please consider joining for a content filled day focusing on these critical skills. Detailed registration information will be available this summer.
For more information about the keynote speaker, please visit Tom Copeland’s website http://tomcopelandblog.com/.