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Free Online Classes From Tom Copeland

Want to know more about record keeping, marketing or contracts? Now you can take three self-paced online business classes by Tom Copeland on these topics. The classes are available for free through the Tennessee Child Care Online Training System. They… Read More ›

What is a Business Plan?

Most family child care providers probably cringe at the thought of writing a business plan. Creating a business plan is probably pretty low on your list of favorite activities. It isn’t an exciting task, and may even seem quite intimidating,… Read More ›

Using Celebrations to Promote Your Program

Party! Party! Party! That’s one way to describe what family child providers do. Practically every day is a party. You celebrate Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Big Bird’s birthday, July 4th, children’s birthdays, and so on. Parties and celebrations can also… Read More ›

Closing for the Summer

Summer is the time for vacations, family outings, gardening, reading, and just plain rest. For many family child care providers, summer is a time to reduce their hours of operation. Taking some time off in the summer may be based… Read More ›