Grow Your Business with a Child Care Business Accelerator Program

In the world of child care, where nurturing young minds meets the demands of running a successful business, support and guidance are invaluable. Montana Child Care Business Connect (MCCBC), a program of Zero to Five Montana, offers a unique opportunity for new child care businesses to thrive through its Business Accelerator Mentorship Program. This initiative stands out as a beacon of support for entrepreneurs venturing into the realm of early childhood education. 

At the heart of MCCBC’s Mentorship Program lies a commitment to nurturing the growth and success of child care businesses across Montana. Through personalized mentorship, participants gain access to a wealth of resources, expertise, and guidance tailored to their specific needs and challenges. Here’s a glimpse into what makes this program a game-changer for new child care ventures: 

Expert Guidance: MCCBC pairs each participant with a seasoned mentor who brings years of experience in business operations. These mentors offer invaluable insights, helping new businesses navigate the complexities of starting and sustaining a successful business. 

Tailored Support: Unlike generic business programs, MCCBC’s Mentorship Program recognizes the unique needs of child care providers. Whether it’s learning how to create a business and financial plan or developing effective parent communication strategies, mentors work closely with participants to address their individual challenges and goals. 

Networking Opportunities: Building a network of support is crucial for success in any industry. MCCBC provides participants with opportunities to connect with fellow child care business owners, industry experts, and community leaders. These connections not only foster collaboration but also open doors to potential partnerships and opportunities for growth. 

Access to Resources: From policy and procedures development tools to financial planning templates, MCCBC equips participants with a wealth of resources to streamline their operations and enhance the quality of care they provide. These resources, coupled with ongoing mentorship, empower businesses to thrive in a competitive market. 

The challenges of starting a new business can be overwhelming.  Starting your new child care business with a system in place that wants you to thrive with supports such as one-on-one technical assistance, mentorship, and a solid foundation of best business practice will surely help ease that worry and get your QUALITY ECE program off to a great start!

Contact us to find out when the next mentorship opportunity may be available.   

– Kendra Edlin is one of Zero to Five Montana and Montana Child Care Business Connect’s Business Advisors. She can be reached at