Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the Childcare Boot Camp is designed to help new childcare business owners in Green County chart their course to success. It equally benefits existing childcare business owners looking to improve or grow. Virtual classes (available in Spanish) will be held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm, starting March 2. Classes are free.

Start and Grow Your Business

You have a dream to own a thriving, successful business. With our Childcare Boot Camp, you’ll have the knowledge, tools and resources to make your dream a reality. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a while, we’ll show you how you can grow your childcare business. You’ll learn how to advance along each step of the way, learning key insights into your industry. By the conclusion of the course, you’ll have a viable business plan and the essential business skills you’ll need for the future. (Additional courses may be required for licensing.)

What you will get:

  • Weekly classes focusing on essential topics
  • Individual planning with professional business consultants
  • Networking with presenters and classmates

Childcare Boot Camp’s unique format offers participants three key features:

  • Evening classes meet weekly for eight weeks.
  • Individual business planning, with the help of childcare business consultants, results in a high-quality business plan.
  • Networking with presenters and classmates allows participants an opportunity to share and grow.

Information You Need

The Childcare Boot Camp covers a wide variety of topics, giving you a solid foundation in all aspects of running your childcare business. We bring together specialists in a broad array of pertinent subject areas to present relevant, timely information in their respective fields.

Safety Saturday Held May 1

Safety Saturday is a daylong workshop that will provide the education needed for a person to work in a childcare facility. Training will include:

  • First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training (CPR)
  • Training on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Training on Preventing Abusive Head Trauma
  • Review of licensing rules and regulations

 Childcare Bootcamp plus Safety Saturday (plus one-on-one business coaching) will get an entrepreneur a long way toward their childcare license. To earn their license, they will also need technical college credits, a background check and health screening.

To keep momentum with our entrepreneurs, we will provide one-on-one business consulting for entrepreneurs (without required coursework) who graduate from Boot Camp class and want to provide legal, unregulated childcare as a bridge to their licensing. (In Wisconsin, an entrepreneur can provide legal, unregulated care if they are providing care for three children or fewer.)

 Space in these classes is limited. If space is available, participants from counties neighboring Green County will be offered an opportunity to register. Sign up now at or call 608.328.9452.