Child Care Business Development

Our Child Care Business Development Program allows home-based childcare providers and new child care centers with the substantial support in the form of business counseling, training and other necessary tools to develop licensed childcare businesses.

About The Program

WHIDC Child Care Business Development

The evolution of early childhood education has transformed how adults and parents view the importance of offering stimulating and exciting opportunities to the very young. The idea came to America during the Industrial Revolution with “infant schools” set up in churches, factories, and private homes to care for the young while parents were working. Since 1926, the establishment of improving the well-being of young children and servicing children from birth to age of eight came about and continues to grow tremendously in our communities.

The program includes 26 sessions that are offered in Spanish and English to assist enrollees with marketing skills, accounting, taxes, contracts, liability issues and succession planning. The goal of our project is to help clients establish their business; by doing so they are able to create new businesses and jobs for others in the community and expand childcare slots.

Upon completion, we present follow-up trainings to help our clients maintain their license such as: 15-Hour Health and Safety, 30-Hour Child abuse and First Aid/CPR/AED Adult and Infant Training.

Running a child care center or being a family child care provider is making a commitment to be an important part of a child’s life. We will help you through the process of starting and running your own business and go over New York State regulations and technical assistance.

This industry has a great impact on our community as it allows opportunities for self-employment. The number of children under five is expected to increase at a faster rate and as a result families require child services while they’re at work. Focusing on our community and their needs we look forward to serving them as we grow and continue to expand…

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Washington Heights & Inwood
Development Corporation

611 W 177th Street
New York, NY 10033

Phone: (212) 795-1600
Email: ChildCare@whidc.org