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-Marcy Blochowiak


A4X | Module Five: Building a Sound Business Strategy

Course Number
A4X_M05R_v2
Price
175.00
Overview

This module explores the important decisions you make regarding your program's organizational structure, its finances, and the way you care for existing and prospective customers. You will identify how all these factors contribute to your program's reputation in the community, the quality of each family's experience, and ultimately the financial success of your early childhood program operation.


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Objective

After completing Building a Sound Business Strategy, you will be able to:

  • Identify core values related to business orientation  
  • Examine legal forms of business ownership common to early childhood programs
  • Investigate the quality benchmarks associated with budget planning as identified in the Program Administration Scale (PAS).
  • Calculate a budget and cash flow projection to plan program finances 
  • Review best practice use of program management software utilized to support office operations and enhance digital communication
  • Identify approaches to grant writing, including responding to funding opportunities to blend or braid funds to support quality programming
  • Apply best practices when implementing public relations and marketing strategies to enhance external customer relationships and program reputation

Additional Information

You have 90 days to complete the module, beginning the day you purchase the module. 


There are a number of institutions offering the Aim4Excellence™ modules for college credit. Both undergraduate and graduate-level options are available. Learn more about college credit options.

This module is one part of the overall Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential program. To earn your National Director Credential, you must successfully (70% or higher) complete all nine modules. To learn more about the credential, visit our website.

After successfully completing the Aim4Excellence™ (A4X) National Director Credential program, your Credential Certificate will be mailed to the address you provided in your profile during your account setup.
Course Hours
16.00