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Business Supports for Child Care Providers

Running a child care business can be both fulfilling and challenging. Providers often find themselves in need of guidance and support, unsure of where to seek help. That’s where Child Care Aware of Washington steps in. Our organization provides essential professional and operational assistance to help providers establish and maintain healthy businesses. If you’re enrolled in our Early Achievers program, you’re eligible. If not, don’t worry – you can contact us to learn more about how we can support you.

Operational Support for Child Care Providers

Child care providers experience many of the same challenges, such as collecting fees, maintaining enrollment, managing staff and payroll, handling administrative tasks, and communicating with families, just to name a few. You’re trying to run a successful business while also providing a nurturing, safe learning environment for children. 

Child Care Aware of Washington can help you with essential business services and tools, such as developing a business plan, marketing, bookkeeping, human resources, expansion planning, and business management and enrollment software.

Coaching for Child Care Providers

Looking for someone who can provide tips and share their experience? Interested in learning how to improve the care you give, your business performance, or your interactions with parents? Relationship-based professional development coaches give you one-on-one support. Child Care Aware of Washington works with coaches throughout the state to help providers build skills and confidence.

Business Edge – Child Care Provider Portal

Child Care Aware of Washington’s Business Edge portal is a one-stop location for EA child care providers to access policies, regulations, guidance, and discounts on valuable business tools, including:

  • Customizable forms and templates
  • Ideas for family engagement
  • Lesson plan and assessment tips
  • Training and professional development
  • Compliance and regulation tools specific to Washington

More than 1,500 child care programs throughout the state use the Business Edge portal to assist with their business.

Learn more about Business Supports for child care providers.