A program of Lutheran Social Services in western North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

Business Tools for In-Home Providers

These forms, templates and policies will help you incorporate best practices as you set up and run your child care business. Contact a Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Provider Support/Start-Up Consultant in your region if you have specific questions and or need additional information.

Business Planning and Record Keeping

Financial Management Templates

Risk Management

Working with Parents

Marketing Your Child Care Business

Business Training for Family & Group Providers

The following EZ Reach online courses will help you develop the skills needed to operate a successful Family or Group Child Care Program. Visit the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Training Center to search and register for these courses.

Course Description
Money Management and Retirement Planning
Learn how to reduce expenses, save for retirement and choose an IRA that fits your needs.
Legal & Insurance Issues
Learn how to set up your business structure, manage risk, purchase insurance and handle legal issues
Learn how to market your child care services based on quality, connect with parents and set fees.
Contracts and Policies
Learn about the key elements of a child care contract, how to establish a business relationship with parents and write business policies.
Taxes and Record Keeping
Learn about the benefits of good record keeping, how to report income, and identify money saving deductions