Consistent with The Greenhouse’s mission to provide entrepreneurs with the education, resources and support necessary to thrive in today’s economy, The Greenhouse is collaborated with the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) to develop and deliver business training curriculum to childcare center directors in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). This training will provide the necessary tools for strengthening the financial viability, growth potential and independence of the childcare centers in the CRA, in turn enhancing the center’s sustainability and increasing resources available for child development.
Successful completion of the ABCD Program will result in individual incentive awards of $250, as well as a center award of $1,000. An additional incentive of up to $10,000 per center may also be available through Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Grant funding.
The curriculum will be presented and facilitated by a diverse group of subject matter experts with experience in their respective areas of business and/or child care management expertise, as well as engaging communication skills and abilities.
Core program learning objectives include: