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First Steps — Family Childcare from Home


First Steps is a 10-week program that gives you an inside look at the aspects you need to consider when starting a home childcare business and will help you to determine if it is the right business choice for you.

At the completion of the program, eligible participants may apply for a County of Riverside grant of $5,000.

The program will be a combination of in-person and online classes.

Week 1 | July 10 — In Person

  • County grant overview
  • Family childcare as a business

Week 2 | July 17 — Online

  • Is childcare for me?

Week 3 | July 24 — In Person

  • Requirements for a family home childcare license

Week 4 | July 31 — Online

  • The licensing application process

Week 5 | August 7 — In Person

  • Developing and organizing a structured childcare business

Week 6 | August 14 — Online

  • Financial literacy with AmPac

Week 7 | August 21 — In Person

  • Achieving success through effective communication

Week 8 | August 28 — Online

  • Marketing for today’s home childcare business

Week 9 | September 4 — In Person

  • The childcare home facility inspection

Week 10 | September 11 — In Person

  • Policies and procedures for continuous compliance
  • County grant overview


Jul 10 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

More Info

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Entrepreneurial Resource Center - Temecula
43200 Business Park Drive 2nd Floor Temecula, CA 92590
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First Steps — Family Childcare from Home

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.