Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Leadership Academy

Applications are currently being accepted for Class X in Fall 2023
Research has shown that opportunities in the early years' matter for success in school and life, and family child care providers are leading the way. Beyond providing quality care, your family child care home is also a business. Join other home providers for this unique training opportunity in business essentials. Attend six Saturday sessions over a 6-month period and receive 42 hours of formal training credit.  Registration fee:  $150

Training Dates - Fall 2023 - Class X

Session 1 - July 15, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session 2 - Aug 5, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session 3 - Sept 16, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session 4 - Oct 14, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session 5 - Nov 18, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session 6 - December 2, 2023 (9:00-4:00)

Session topics include:

  • Introduction to the Business Administration Scale (BAS)
  • The ABC's of a Child Care Business
  • Program Management
  • Legal Knowledge
  • Program Planning
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Staff Development
  • Building a Stronger Child Care Business Using the BAS

Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered:

  • You must be a licensed family child care home.
  • Homes will be required to have an initial Business Administration Scale (BAS) assessment prior to the completion of the final session and a post-BAS 12 months after completing all six sessions of the training.
  • Preference will be given to homes that serve state subsidy children.
  • Those applicants accepted for the class who reside more than 60 miles from the training facility will be eligible for overnight lodging the Friday night before each training session at no cost to the participant.
  • After class completion and BAS assessment, you can apply for a $750 Family Child Care Home Leadership Academy Stipend ($400 for all Academies before July 1, 2023). Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for this stipend program.  This program was effective July 1, 2019.
Questions:  Contact Deanna Poljanowski or Lori Felker at 405.799.6383 or toll-free statewide 1-888-446-7634.
Updated as of  April 19, 2023





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