Building a Sound Business Strategy | Aim4Excellence™ Module 5


This module introduces the program leader with the decisions regarding the program’s organizational structure, its finances, and the way of caring for existing and prospective customers.

  • Identify core values related to business orientation
  • Examine legal forms of business ownership common to early childhood programs
  • Investigate the quality benchmarks associated with budget planning as identified in the Program Administration Scale (PAS)
  • Calculate a budget and cash flow projection to plan program finances
  • Review best practice use of program management software utilized to support office operations and enhance digital communication
  • Identify approaches to grant writing, including responding to funding opportunities to blend or braid funds to support quality programming
  • Apply best practices when implementing public relations and marketing strategies to enhance external customer relationships and program reputation

You may register for this module at any time and will receive log-in instructions as soon as your payment is verified.

This is Module 5 of the nine modules that make up the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential. Take only one or a few Aim4Excellence modules to build competence in a specific management area or complete all nine to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential.

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Registration cost

$175
Cost includes: All required reading materials, assignments, and media

Credits

Total clock hours: 16
Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
College credit is available for an additional fee if this module is combined with Aim4Excellence Module 4: Managing Program Operations and Module 6: Planning Indoor and Outdoor Environments. LEARN MORE

Scholarships

Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.


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