Shared Services MA: FCC Business United
To stabilize and grow the family childcare (FCC) industry in Massachusetts and build the wealth and business success of family childcare business owner/educators with a focus on Black and Latina women.
An innovative approach to equip early childhood educators with the tools and resources they need to develop and sustain strong businesses in order to provide high-quality early education to the children in their care.
We partner with state and local municipalities to deliver:
Train the Trainer
Technical Support Partnerships
Individual and Small Group Coaching
Community of Practice Facilitation
Early Screening: DRIVE training to Administer the Ages & Stages Questionnaire
Evaluation of our Business Training Programs
Department of Early Education and Care and Neighborhood Villages
100% of participants in the program indicated that the training helped them to manage their program more effectively and 89% indicated they were satisfied with the coaching support provided. Our 2022 Business Training Annual Report contains information on outcomes and impact.
Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, City of Boston – Deliver foundational business workshops to Family Childcare Entrepreneur Fund grantees. In addition to building technical skills as an entrepreneur, participants reflected on increased confidence and efficacy as an entrepreneur. The Program Evaluation Report by evaluators at UMass Boston provides insights into impact and outcomes.
UMass Boston Institute of Early Education Leadership and Innovation – Partnered to deliver the Small Business Innovation Course to family and small center-based early education and care educators. UMass researchers used a randomized control trial model and reported on the impact of the work in their report. The study provided evidence that business training can effectively promote early childhood educators’ business competencies and self-efficacy. Look for study results soon.
Read our Licensing Support Pilot Report to hear what newly licensed family childcare educators have to say.
Shared Services Membership is Free
Shared Services membership is free for early childhood educators and provides many invaluable benefits, including:
- Up-to-date information about advocacy and legislation on behalf of early educators
- Practical information about how to navigate your business finances
- Vetted information on child development to share with families
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