Start or Grow Your Business
In the Nurture Business, we meet prospective, new and established child care business-owners where you are and help you move along a path toward high-quality caregiving and sustainable business practices.
Our program focuses on three critical dimensions of the business of nurturing young children:
- Becoming a Great Child Care Educator
- Building Your Business
- Sustaining Your Momentum
Through a layered service strategy, we connect entrepreneurs to:
- Stackable group trainings
- 1:1 coaching
- Curated online resources
- Financial assistance with start-up costs
- Our Lending Library full of children’s toys and books
- Marketing your program to families
- Professional networking
- Application processes for the city’s public child care system*
*The Nurture Business is a feeder program for the Family Child Care (FCC) Quality Network, which is funded by the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education and coordinated by Children’s Council and Wu Yee Children’s Services. The FCC Quality Network helps child care educators continuously improve their skills and prepares them for formal quality assessments. The Nurture Business also provides ongoing business, technology and marketing supports to established child care educators who participate in the FCC Quality Network.