Developing Pathways for Success in Early Childhood Business
A business accelerator program for directors and managers of early childhood education centers
Developing your pathways for success in early childhood business further, faster.
CRIANZA, the early childhood business accelerator helps at-home care providers, and child care center operators accelerate the growth of their small business by providing opportunities to learn and grow. CRIANZA workshops, classes and events support entrepreneurship and fill gaps for people trying to build and grow businesses in New Mexico.
Crianza, the Spanish term for “upbringing” connotes many important values which are practiced in an early childhood environment: honor of the home and family; mutual respect; setting a good example; love; transfer of knowledge, history, and cultural customs with the support of the extended family. This exemplifies the work and dedication of the early childhood provider.
Early Childhood Business Accelerator Series
This spring, Crianza is offering a series of courses to help your early childcare business. Take a single course or the entire series of our business accelerator courses to help you in your work as director or manager of an early childhood center.
Take the whole series and become accredited for just $379.00
or take single courses for $59.00 per class
Steps to CYFD Licensing and Keys to Quality for Your Early Childhood Business
This workshop provides an introduction to CYFD’s licensing regulations and explains how to take advantage of childcare incentives, such as the USDA Food Program. The FOCUS Quality Rating System is also explained in detail, as are the various requirements for its star-rating system.
Fiscal Management for Early Childhood Business
Budget planning is the focus of this workshop, which will emphasize the importance of the iron triangle of fiscal management: full enrollment, full fee collection and the balance between income and expenses. Financial analysis strategies will be discussed, as well as the latest software designed for center operations, financial analysis and accounting.
Staffing for Early Childhood Business
This workshop teaches participants how to create and maintain a healthy working culture and build a strong staff. Important Human Resources forms, like the Employee Handbook and employee job descriptions will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to customize these forms with the instructor’s guidance. Effective employee orientations and evaluations will also be addressed.
Quality Programming for Early Childhood Business
This workshop will cover the vital elements needed for a quality care and education program as presented in the NM Early Learning Guidelines (Birth through Kindergarten). Intersections of quality, cost and affordability will be addressed, as well as the ideal environments that support child development. Curriculum options and program evaluation in support of student learning will also be discussed.
Defining a Marketing Strategy for Your Early Childhood Business
This workshop helps students identify and target the right market for their services and centers and familiarizes them with traditional and digital marketing strategies. How to leave a great first impression for visiting families is discussed at length as are ways to do community outreach in a way that helps people and supports brand recognition.
Communicating with Families for Early Childhood Business
This workshop focuses on improving communication with families. It introduces various modes and strategies of communication that target interested parents and keep current parents informed and involved in the life of the center. Ways to foster parental support and involvement will also be discussed.
Apply to CRIANZA early childhood business accelerator
This program is funded by a grant awarded to CNM’s STEMulus Center by the Daniels Fund, and provides the opportunity for all Spanish speaking residents of Albuquerque to participate regardless of residency status.