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Free Webinar Series offered for Home-Based Child Care Business

Join the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in a 3-session webinar training to learn the necessary steps to start a home-based day care business. “Starting small” provides the opportunity to test the waters to make sure that caring for others’ children is the “right fit” – while capitalizing on existing resources. Each session builds upon the previous one for a smooth transition to this exciting profession.

Planned topics include:

  • Session 1 – A discussion of the basics of starting a business, tailored toward childcare. An experienced SBDC consultant will provide an overview of start-up basics, legal and insurance considerations, goal setting and business plan development, accounting and budget skills, effective marketing and social media, as well as financing options and requirements.
  • Session 2- A representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will provide a walk through of the regulatory aspects for a licensed home-based daycare, including building code compliance, background checks, training needed, and a description of the childcare subsidy program.
  • Session 3 – State Extension will map out the day-to-day operations of a daycare business, as well as provide timely information about social distancing and health/safety plans for children and their families.

The series will be delivered by Zoom webinars: Session 1 on Wednesday, August 19 at 10 AM,  Session 2 on Wednesday, August 26 at 10 AM,  Session 3 on Wednesday, September 9 at 2 PM. This series is free of charge, but advance registration is required. To provide the best experience, space is limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your seat, visit or email for registration details.

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