Existing Provider Resources

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The Importance of a Social Media Policy for Child Care Businesses & Understanding Photo Waivers
Learn about the importance of social media policies and the legal obligation of photo waivers for minors.
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Get the resources you need as an existing provider

Running a child care business can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it can also be incredibly challenging. In order to succeed in such a competitive industry, existing child care businesses need to have a solid understanding of marketing, financial management, and operations. Marketing helps to attract new families and retain existing ones, while financial management ensures that the business is profitable and sustainable. Effective operations keep the business running smoothly, ensuring that children receive the best possible care and parents have a positive experience. Without these essential business resources, an existing child care business may struggle to grow and thrive in the long term.

Get the resources you need

Pre-Venture

Here you’ll find resources that will help build a solid foundation for your business, including giving you the basics of child care in Montana and help you jump-start your way to success!

Operations

Operations covers a lot in business, these resources can include information on program structure, policies and procedures, improving business practices, and more.

Marketing

This section provides valuable information and tools for child care providers looking to promote their business and attract new families.

Financial

Child care providers need to have a solid understanding of financial management principles in order to ensure that their business is profitable and can continue to provide high-quality care.

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  • CHILD CARE BUSINESS ADVISOR
  • existing providers
  • Financial
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • POLICY AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
  • pre-venture
  • press
  • PROGRAM COORDINATOR
  • startup providers
  • tiny training
  • WORKFORCE BUSINESS CONSULTANT
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  • All
  • CHILD CARE BUSINESS ADVISOR
  • existing providers
  • Financial
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • POLICY AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
  • pre-venture
  • press
  • PROGRAM COORDINATOR
  • startup providers
  • tiny training
  • WORKFORCE BUSINESS CONSULTANT
Financial Projection Template – One-year Projected Income Statement
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Financial Workbook – Sample Startup – Budget
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Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics Tracker Template
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Grow Child Care Business from a Family (8) to Group (15)
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One-On-One Support

Schedule a Business Consultation

with Senior Child Care Business Advisor Jason Nitschke

Jason joins Zero to Five Montana as our Senior Child Care Business Advisor after eight years in economic development as Vice President with the Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) and Regional Director of the Great Falls area Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He will be delivering educational opportunities and one-on-one consultation support to entrepreneurs and communities starting, growing, and expanding child care and early education solutions.

Schedule a Community Consultation

with Community Navigator Shelby Whelan

Shelby is a people-person who is excited to continue her community development work as the Community Navigator for Montana Child Care Business Connect. She helped develop and implement community-led projects related to children and families, facilitated a handful of early childhood coalitions and committees, received the 2022 Moving Mountains award, and became invested in the need for early childhood systems change in Montana.

Meeting demand

Montana Child Care Business Connect (MCCBC) supports the start, stability, viability, and expansion of high-quality, early child care businesses in Montana and helps cultivate child care business stability and sustainability.