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 12/29/2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)



A bit about Karen Darby

Karen is originally from a small town in northern West Virginia, she has 1 sister who currently lives in Orlando, Florida.  Karen lives in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which is in Cleveland County.   Karen had a very small, private wedding ceremony on 2-22-2022, it was a Tuesday! She kept the name Karen Darby, for professional purposes. Karen has no children of her own but enjoys spending time with her husband's grown children and grandchildren.

Karen's hobbies include anything outdoors, but at the top of her list are: swimming, walking hiking, biking, flower gardening, painting, and she is willing to try anything outdoors at least once.  She is however, afraid of heights.

In her spare time, Karen teaches an adult swimming class for the City of Shelby, she is a certified Aqua Fitness Instructor and certified Lifeguard and certified as a CPR/First Aid/AED instructor.  Karen finds that she volunteers in the community and senior center on a frequent basis, but she loves to spend time with her dog!

An on-going goal of Karen's is to become published author (of more than just an article or blogpost) and to continue to offer the continuing education courses at SWCDC at the highest level of standard possible.

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Self-Paced/On demand

Link will be sent to qualified applicants upon review.

This may take several days.

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