October 29, 2020


Thursdays 6-8 PM




6 Sessions



The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center, hosted by Front Range Community College in Westminster, has launched a new program to help licensed home child care providers strengthen their business practices to better cope with the challenges of Covid-19 and the changing landscape of the Colorado workforce. SBDC Director Angela Atkinson and her team have launched this 6-week program to a preliminary cohort of 12 business owners in partnership with the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC). 

This program is funded through a collaborative grant between the State of Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). One of the primary objectives of this project is to fortify the child care provider business model and strengthen business owner skills so that these critically important services can continue to support the local economies and the social fabric of our communities.

Who Is This Program For?

This program is open to licensed home providers who are looking to improve their business skills and provide top-quality child care.

What is the goal?

You will learn the skills to manage and grow your home child care provider business into a truly professional enterprise. Unique challenges and opportunities warrant different strategies and conversations. In this course, we will look at common issues that challenge home providers, such as:

  • How do I price my child care service?
  • How do I manage my business finances the right way?
  • How do protect myself and my kids from liability?

You’ll gain the resilience, stamina, and mindset that you will need to strengthen and grow your child care provider business.

What Skills Will I Learn?


Cultivate a growth mindset that encourages innovation, agility, resourcefulness, and managing expectations. Any small business has its shares of ups and downs – your mindset is a key defining factor behind successful, long-term business success.


Your relationship with finances can make or break your child care business. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an LLC, and how to track your revenues and expenses in a professional way.

And More

Increasing your Colorado Shines quality score, acquiring business insurance, stopping money leaks, and more!

Free Pre-Course Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, October 21 6:00-6:45 PM

Meet Your Instructors:

Angela Atkinson, North Metro Denver SBDC Director

Angela has a background in consulting to small businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities. She has held leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and owned a consulting business providing mentorship in marketing, research, strategic planning and leadership development in Southwest Colorado for more than 15 years.

Angela holds a BA in English from Montana State University and an MBA from University of California – Berkeley. She’s also studied abroad and volunteered with international organizations assisting refugees.

Dawn Alexander, Child Care Consultant

Dawn received her Master’s degree in Public
Administration and has worked in child care for 15+
years, holding roles such as a licensed home provider,
a licensing specialist, and a health and safety
specialist at the Health Department.


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