SCORE recognizes the value of the child day care and early learning industry. As such we offer counseling and mentoring for existing operations and basic guidance for starting a new business.

There are some excellent resources available online from a number of different organizations. A sampling of those resources is listed below:

Info on SBA loans for Child Care Centers

Child Care Center Start-Up Guide from the SBA

Seven Steps to Starting a Successful Child Business


Florida Licensing Requirements for Child Day Care


Florida Dept. of Children & Families – General Information on day care centers

Florida Dept. of Children & Families – Licensing requirements

Florida Dept. of Children & Families – Online training portal


Broward County Child Care Requirements


Miami-Dade Zoning Requirements for day care businesses


Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe – Help for day care operators


Family Central – Training for day care center operators

Child Day Care