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Starting a Child Care Program

Event Description

Are you interested in opening a child care center or family child care home in Ohio? Join us for this interactive session to learn how to be a successful child care owner. Topics discussed include types of care; personal and professional attributes; national, state, and local trends in child care; understanding the true cost of care; and the phases of building a strong program. Professional and local community resources to support your business will be shared. Please note: this training does not take the place of the ODJFS Pre-Licensing training requirement.

Sessions / Training Location Info

Free Parking is available in the Jefferson Ave. Center parking lot at the SW corner of Long St. and Jefferson Ave. Please print parking pass available on the Action for Children website (click on “Parking” in “About” section). Some additional parking is available behind AFC weekdays after 5:30pm & on Saturdays – AFC staff will direct visitors on where to park.  Disability parking is located next to the back door of our building.  Please note that our front door is locked after 5 p.m. and on weekends, so class participants must enter through our back door (east side of building). Also note that the building will close 15 minutes after classes conclude. The temperature in our classrooms sometimes fluctuates, so please dress in layers so that you will be comfortable. For specific Professional Development policy information, go to 

Session Being Hosted At:
Action for Children - 78 Jefferson Avenue Columbus Franklin (directions)


Patrick Frueh

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.50
Training approved for No approvals
Registration deadline Sep 10, 2019
Number of open seats 14
Event Owner Action for Children
Sponsor Phone (614) 224-0222

Topic Areas

Target Audience Program Administrator,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers,Schoolagers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
Early Learning and Development Standards N/A
Assessment Type None



Identify one personal and one professional attribute needed of a child care owner.

Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's CKC for Program Administrators
Area: Human Resource Leadership and Development
Subgroup: Leadership and Advocacy
Competency: 1.3 Recognizes own strengths and areas of growth as a leader and seeks out opportunities for further development of leadership skills.

Describe the three phases of building a child care program.

Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's CKC for Program Administrators
Area: Business and Operations Management
Subgroup: Program Operations and Administration
Competency: 1.1 Establishes an organizational structure,* based on regulatory requirements and business needs, that allows for effective decisionmaking and accountability.*

Create a plan of action for opening a licensed child care program.


Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's CKC for Program Administrators
Area: Program Development and Evaluation
Subgroup: Program Development
Competency: 1.2 Identifies and articulates short and long term program goals.

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