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Leading Edge for Childcare Spring 2024

Thu 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
4 sessions ending Thu, Apr 18

The LEADING EDGE™ Webinar Course is a trademarked, statewide program for current business owners (or startups who are moving from idea stage to implementation).

Providing childcare operators with a better understanding of starting and operating a childcare business.

The Southern Colorado SBDC’s LEADING EDGE™ for Childcare Providers helps both licensed childcare providers (home and center-based) and start-ups. The program assists childcare providers to strengthen business practices when coping with the challenges of COVID-19 and the ever changing landscape of the Colorado workforce.

In partnership with the Department of Early Childhood and Children First, the Southern Colorado SBDC will hold a 4-week series that will occur every Thursday, with the goal of enhancing business owner skills.

This program is funded through a collaborative between the State of Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood, Children First, and the Southern Colorado SBDC. A primary objective of this project is to strengthen the childcare provider business model and enhance business owner skills so that these critically important services can continue to support our local economies.

Who is it For?

LEADING EDGE™ for Childcare Providers is for existing or new businesses (home or center-based) that wish to strengthen their business practices.

What to expect:

  • Five virtual sessions (2.5 hours each) including interactive group work, subject matter experts and guest speakers

  • Access to classes via WebEx with weekly presentations, group discussion forums, homework, financial spreadsheets and templates

  • One-on-one consulting with certified SBDC consultants, during the course and beyond

  • Direct connections with local and statewide industry experts and key business leaders

  • Continuous feedback on your business plan and strategy during the course

  • Assistance getting a funding ask together

  • Earn training credit for your license (You must attend all classes)


  • Learn techniques on fee schedules

  • What resources are available from state entities

  • Grant preparation information

Class is Free, but registration is required

Fee: No Cost

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