From a startup vision to an existing program, Faith Walker, Inc. is here to assist in all early child care business capacities to help your program grow. We offer training in areas such as creating a business plan from scratch, building a budget, organizing daily operations, developing your team, grant writing and more!
Our training is designed to help you and your team feel comfortable in the business responsibilities that are essential to the growth of your enrichment program.
Convey organizational structure to your early child care start up enrichment program with a business plan. This tool is designed to help regulate that your business is on course to meet your goals and operational targets. Establishing a business plan allows you to map out the direction that will lead to forward movement and growth.
There are several key components that are essential to include in your business plan. Faith Walker, Inc. helps in identifying those components and trains you on how to create a plan that aligns with your vision.
Creating a business plan:
- Establishing a mission
- Projecting profit & loss financials
- Buying a building & renovations
- Setting up of classrooms
- Licensing steps
As an early child care business owner, it goes without saying that understanding your financial status is important. However, for most business owners, managing the financials can be somewhat overwhelming. That’s where Faith Walker, Inc. can help you create a profit plan for your business.
We won’t turn you into an accountant or CPA, but in our training we ensure you fully understand what the financial plan entails and how to achieve positive financial results. This will allow you to keep tabs on the numbers so your business can stay on track.
- Developing an opening budget
- Key bookkeeping practices
- Understanding the importance of taxes
- Knowing when to outsource
With no standard program template to follow, it is up to you to decide what meets the needs in your area. Deciding what programs to include can be daunting, especially when you’re managing other components of a startup business simultaneously.
With our years of experience at Faith Walker Inc., we’re well-equipped to make the program development phase much easier. We’ll make recommendations, but also identify what is essential to making your program successful.
- Researching the needs for your demographics
- Creating a program that provides a solution to those needs
At Faith Walker, Inc., we provide assistance in identifying your daily operations. We help outline the activities that your business and employees will engage in on a daily basis. During this process, we keep in mind establishing operations that generate profit and increase the value of your program.
Operating at an optimum level can be achieved by benchmarking and evaluating the performance of your business. We meet with you and your team to lay that out to ensure your business is moving in the right direction.
Daily operations planning:
- Creating a menu
- Conducting compliance walks
- Lesson planning
- Developing effective schedules
- Reviewing traditional hours vs. non-traditional hours
- Understanding how to accept all state-assisted funds
Human Resources carries a big responsibility for business owners. Faith Walker Inc., has years of experience that helps you create a culture that allows your employees to effectively work and grow together. After all, your employees are one of your greatest assets.
Our goal is to provide you the necessary tools that will foster an environment where employees can communicate and feel a part of a team that’s making a difference.
Human resources management:
- Creating training manuals
- Providing employee handbooks
- Identifying labor laws
- Understanding what a hostile work environment means
- Human resources compliance
It is critical to the success of your business to provide continual learning experiences for your employees. One of the best things you can provide your employees is a development program so they can be a leader for your business.
We’ll provide you the necessary tools to create a business that embraces a learning culture. You’ll establish employee training and development strategies that will leave your team feeling invested in and valued.
- Creating a training calendar
- Providing continuous education
- Identifying state-required trainings
As a part of Ohio’s tiered quality rating and improvement system, Faith Walker Inc. will help your business become a recognized Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) program. With experience in working alongside 5-star Step Up To Quality programs, we know what it takes to be a learning and development program that parents trust.
We’ll review with you the four levels of standards for early learning domains: learning and development, administrative and leadership practices, staff qualifications and professional development and family and community partnerships.
Step Up To Quality
- Deciding when to connect with action to children
- Conducting overall maintenance
Grants provide a number of benefits for your program such as creating opportunities for your business, employees and staff and the ability to purchase items that will build the learning experience for your children.
There’s an art to grant writing to ensure you’re including important details and information in order to achieve the grant funds. At Faith Walker, Inc., we provide you the necessary tools to good grant writing.
- Assistance in the grant writing process
- Providing necessary resources
It takes time and resources to find the right fit to help with your marketing, accounting and legal efforts. Not to mention, finding a team that has your best interest in mind.
With our many years of experience at Faith Walker Inc., we’ve built a business network that we know and trust. As a part of working with our team of professionals, we also provide your business with referrals that have been proven to succeed at what they do.
- Marketing referrals
- Accounting/bookkeeping referrals
- Legal referrals