September 5, 2023

Trying Together Offering Home Based Child Care Course

Are you interested in opening your own home based child care business?

Trying Together in partnership with Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship is offering a 12-week course that includes information about best business practices, opening a small business, child care licensing, Keystone STARS, and developmentally appropriate practices.


The Home Based Child Care Course will run from October 18, 2023–January 17, 2024. Virtual or in-person class time will be on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m. and participants will complete additional assignments in an online Learning Management System.

Course participants will receive:

  • Start-up mini-grants totaling $5,000 at course completion
  • Peer mentoring from local child care business owners
  • Support to become state licensed and participate in Keystone STARS
  • Financial stipends for the cost of transportation and child care
  • Opportunity to borrow laptop if needed
  • Opportunity to receive technical assistance from Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship experts
  • Free one-year membership in the Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship

Apply nowApplications for the program are due by September 22, 2023. For more information, contact

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