Opening an ECE Program

Initial Requirements: 
Steps for Opening an Early Childhood Program (PDF)
California Application Booklet for Child Care Centers (LIC281A)

Feasibility Study
A feasibility study is an analysis of the viability of an idea. The feasibility study focuses on helping answer the essential question of “should we proceed with the business idea?” All activities of the study are directed toward helping answer this question.

Feasibility Study Forms:
After-School Care Survey (Word)
Business Plan Outline (pdf)
Child Care Needs Assessment Survey (Word)

Hiring a Consultant Option:
Should the local school and/or church wish to hire an ECE Consultant as a teaching director for their early childhood program, such an arrangement would need to be a separate contractual agreement from that of the consulting contract. This arrangement will protect both the consultant and local school and/or church should unforeseen circumstances and/or delays occur.