Upcoming Webinars


Advanced Family Child Care Record Keeping

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 5 PM pacific time

Beyond the basics of record keeping, what can you do to save money on your taxes? This webinar will cover:

  • What is taxable income and how to properly record it
  • How to avoid major mistakes when filing your taxes
  • How to conduct a spot check on your tax return to identify potential errors
  • How to conduct an inventory of your household items
  • How to protect yourself against an IRS audit



Preparing Child Care Providers for Radiation Emergencies

Presented by: Child Care Aware® of America
Date: March 26, 2018
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
Price: Free! 
Child care providers play a critical role in keeping children safe from a variety of emergencies. Planning for emergencies like fires, tornadoes, and earthquakes is common practice in child care programs, but some emergencies with less probability also exist, and child care providers may not know what steps to take to keep themselves and children safe. One of the least understood and greatly feared threats is a radiation emergency. Radiation emergencies may be unintentional (e.g., caused by a transportation accident) or intentional (caused by humans with the intent to cause harm to large numbers of people). Experts from public health organizations, including the CDC, will lead this webinar to help the child care ndustry understand the threats presented by radiation, response techniques, and resources available to become better prepared.



Staying Healthy

Presented by: Kama Einhorn, Sesame Workshop
Date: March 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific time
Price: Free!

Routines are key to keeping healthy. In this webinar, we will identify daily habits like brushing teeth, washing hands, eating well, and exercising that help kids grow strong. You’ll also learn about “Every so often” routines (doctor and dentist checkups) needed to ensure that families have the support and information they need to stay well. Together, we’ll discuss creative ways to level up learning in your programs, and extend that learning to the families you serve.




The Basics of KidKare Accounting

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM pacific time

The new KidKare software can save you a lot of time and money on your taxes. Many providers aren’t using all the features of this software effectively. This webinar will show you how to take advantage of its key features, including how to:

  • Calculate your Time-Space % using the new attendance tracking tool
  • Report just your business miles, not your personal miles
  • Track the hours you work after children are gone
  • Enter expenses into the proper expense category



Creating Strong Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 6 PM pacific time

For many family child care providers, it’s not the child that is the problem – it’s the parents! This webinar will help you create a strong contract and policies that will reduce potential conflicts with parents. It will cover:

  • The key elements of your contract
  • What to include in your policies
  • What to put in your contract so parents will never leave owing you money
  • What you should know before you sign a contract with a parent



Enforcing Your Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM pacific time

Your contract and policies may be clearly written, but sometimes parents don’t follow all of your rules. This webinar will help you enforce with the least amount of stress for you and the parents. This webinar will cover:

  • How to establish consequences for parents who don’t follow your rules
  • How to negotiate changes in your contract and policies with parents
  • When and how to end your contract
  • How to collect from a parent: small claims court or a collection agency?



Managing Money to Meet Short Term Goals

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: August 6, 2018
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
Are you having trouble making ends meet? Do you never have enough money for emergencies or to buy what you want? This webinar will focus on how to set and meet short-term financial goals (3-5 years). It will cover: 

• How to reduce spending and increase your savings so you can meet your goals 
• The difference between acceptable and unacceptable debt 
• How to make better financial decisions 
• How to plan ahead to buy larger items such as home repairs/improvements/playground equipment, etc. 
Where to invest your money that you will need in the next 3-5 years



Reaching Your Retirement Goals

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Learn how to reduce your expenses, increase your income, save more money for your retirement, and choose the best IRA for your family. Here’s what I’ll be talking about: 

• Identify ways to reduce expenses and increase income 
• Where to put money to meet long-term goals 
• Learn how to prioritize long-term financial goals 
• Understand the basics of retirement investing 
• IRA retirement plans for providers: Traditional IRA, Roth, SIMPLE, SEP, and Self Employed 401(k) 



Budgeting for Family Child Care Programs

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 6 PM Pacific time
No one likes to budget! But, you are more likely to meet your financial goals if you incorporate them into a budget. This webinar will: 

• Define what a budget is and why you need one 
• Explain how to create a simple one-year budget to forecast your income and expenses 
• Explain how to incorporate short and long-term goals into a budget to make it more likely that you will meet them 
• Show how a budget can help you plan ahead and make better financial decisions



Growing and Expanding Your Family Child Care Business

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
Have you ever thought of expanding your business so you could care for more children and make more money? What are the pros and cons of such a decision? This webinar will cover: 

• What are the costs/benefits of hiring an employee? Does it make a difference if you hire a family member? 
• What are the key marketing tips that can attract more parents to your program? 
• Should you move your business to another home? Should you operate two family child care homes? 
• What is the best business structure to operate under if you expand your business: sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, LLC?



Registration for webinars closes at noon Pacific time the day of the webinar.

Attendance certificates for training hours will automatically be sent the next day to those who attended the live webinar.