Childcare business program at the San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center

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Have you ever thought about starting your own childcare business?

The San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) is coordinating with Southwestern College to offer a free, non-credit certificate course starting the evening of June 14. There’s still room to sign up before the registration deadline of June 8. Also, the WBC can help you register for this intensive, short-term series of classes — as well as provide you with no-cost business advising, resources, and instruction to start your business in 2021!

We’ll Walk You Through It

The curriculum, which you can view here, covers fully planning for a family child care business, organizing and complying with the many details, understanding and fostering early childhood behavior, safety, enjoyment, financial resources, and much more.

Step one is to sign up with us. Click the green button that says “Sign Up” at the top of this webpage on our website. Step two, you’ll enroll at Southwestern College – details are on the same webpage – and you can reach out to WBC Director Katty Ibarra at kibarra@swccd.edu for assistance with registration.

We know you can achieve your dream. And we’re here to help.

Explore the Possibility

Don’t wait. Earn your Southwestern College Childcare Certificate at no cost to you!

You can also book an appointment with an International Rescue Committee (IRC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or WBC advisor now to work on setting up your business.

Childcare business owner Teresa Topete enrolled in a similar program offered previously and shared her story:

“In search of these new care opportunities for my son, I began my child development studies. In those classes, I learned for the first time about a group of businesswomen in San Diego, the Women's Business Center.”

She added how her WBC business advisor assisted her with the state license and guided her through all the processes and requirements to apply. Chicano Federation, our strategic partner, also assisted her with start-up costs and made a pre-inspection of the home to prepare and correct possible issues to assure when the license inspection review took place at the location, she would be approved.

“In the middle of this global health crisis, without the immediate financial resources to start my business, the WBC supported me with various resources for the start-up and obtain the license.”

Plus, to the first 25 students receiving the certificate for the June program being offered, we’ll provide a first-aid kit!

(Our teams also offer multi-language services.)

Take the first step now!

Let’s Get Started

Are you looking to start or grow your women-owned small business?

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