SCORE Broward gives special attention to the child care industry and participates in a program to help child care center owners understand the business of child care well enough to be sustainable and prosper. This initiative has gotten recent attention by their local SBA, and SCORE Broward Chapter Chair, George Gremse, shares more context about the program and resources to support...
The purpose of the program, over past years, has been:
1. Allow families to have both parents work to move that household out of poverty or low-income situations.
2. Provide early education to underserved children to give them a solid start in formal learning environments.
3. Provide a reasonable income to the owners to help them establish financial independence.
"This is a grass roots program. We will deal with 30-40 center owners at a time and repeat the sessions throughout the year with new cohorts. Over the 7 years that we have been doing this we have reached a lot of owners."