All Our Kin

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family child care business series

Whether you're a seasoned family child care provider or just beginning your licensing journey, the All Our Kin Virtual Business Series can help support your business plans. This 10 week series is only $25 and will cover every key aspect of operating a family child care business. The courses will be instructed by former MFN Deputy Director Steve Rohde. Topics will include:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Contracts & Policies
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Tax Record Keeping
  • And Much More!

All sessions will be offered on the Thursday evenings, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Participants must have reliable internet service and a device (desktop, laptop, or tablet computer) in order to fully participate. Modules will be conducted in English.

  • Introduction, September 9, 2021;
  • Marketing, September 16, 2021;
  • Contracts, September 23, 2021;
  • Policy Handbooks, September 30, 2021;
  • Risk Management, October 7, 2021;
  • Time/Space Percentage, October 21, 2021;
  • Income & Expenses, October 28, 2021;
  • Budgeting & Saving, November 4, 2021;
  • Record Keeping, November 11, 2021;
  • Summary & Graduation, November 18, 2021.

Participants should expect:

  • 30 minutes of independent pre-work for each session, guided by a video lesson;
  • 2 hours of synchronous, live online learning per session; and
  • 1 hour of “learning lab” time in a small collaborative group (following the 2 hour live class.


This training is supported with funding from the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Family Network.