Press Release - April 29, 2011

Contact:  Kelly Bachman
302-633-2501 or 302-299-9791


Daylong Conference to Focus on Business Side of Child Care


Delaware Children’s Department’s Office of Child Care Licensing, U.S. Small Business Association, Delaware State University’s Center for Enterprise Development, University of Delaware’s Small Business Technology and Development Center and the First State Community Loan Fund.


“Successful Childcare – The Business Owner in You” is a day-long conference to benefit and support child care owners by helping them establish and maintain sound business practices. Topics to be covered include: recruitment strategies, personnel management and creating/implementing a business plan. Over 130 people are registered to attend.


The State of Delaware currently provides licensure to over 1,500 child care facilities, with a capacity to serve nearly 53,000 children. Often, providers make the decision to open a child care center because of their desire to support child development without necessarily considering themselves business owners – and weighing the responsibilities and management that goes along with that. This conference is meant to provide a solid foundation on which their businesses can grow and thrive, including financial awards, scholarships, supportive services and business planning.


Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Delaware State University, Martin Luther King Student Center, 2nd floor.

Please note: registration for this event is closed.