Family Child Care Home Business Atlas Train the Trainer







The Family Child Care Home Business Atlas is the Overview Module in the FCCH Business Atlas Training Series. 


Course Description:


Do you have difficulty with the business side of providing Family Child Care?  Are you frustrated with the stressors that come from running a small business in a Family Child Care Home setting?  Do you wish you had a road map to help you navigate through all the aspects?  This learning event is designed to assist Family Child Care Home providers as they begin their journey, steering them to tell their stories and maneuvering through financial matters, with guiding insights to regulations, and the importance of rest-stops along the way for self-care.  Participants will be introduced to enriching strategies while participating in small and large group activities.  Participants attending this event will be able to match the 4 principles of sharing your story and identify the 5 E’s to collecting fees.


This is a train the trainer event for both the face to face/in person and live/virtual delivery methods of the Family Child Care Home Business Atlas Training.



Credit: A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of all course requirements and review by the course instructor.


Cost: Free


Applicants must hold a valid (in-date) Early Educator Certificate with a Professional Development Endorsement.


Upon review of applicant registrations, all applicants will be sent the link to the course software to begin the learning event. Please note that this may take up to several days.




Instructors and Course Designers have no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of learning events


Registration open through 11/29/2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)



Karen’s personal information:

Family demographics: Originally from West Virginia, has 1 sister, lives in Kings Mountain.  Recently had a very small, private wedding ceremony and married Jeff Presnell, but kept the name Karen Darby, on Tuesday, 2-22-2022.  Karen has no children of her own but enjoys spending time with Jeff’s grown children and grandchildren.


Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, biking, flower gardening, painting, willing to try anything outdoors at least once.


Outside interests: Teaches an adult swimming class for the City of Shelby, Certified Aqua Fitness Instructor, Volunteers in the community and senior center


Future plans/aspirations: An on-going goal is to be a published author (of more than just an article or blogpost), bring the on-demand learning platform/courses to the level of recognition of a statewide project/be viewed as a statewide project director or advance to a higher position in SW, if applicable and available. 


Contact Karen at


Self-Paced/On demand

Link will be sent to qualified applicants upon review.

This may take several days.

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