Early Learning Resources

Financial, Business, and Technology Support

Running an early learning program, whether a Family Child Care or center-based program, requires both knowledge of child development and early education as well as business skills.  The resources below provide support related to aspects of running a child-care business, including financial, policy, marketing, and technological support.


Technology Support

Child Development Permits

Check out these two easier to read graphics on how to navigate through the different Child Development Permits.  There are two variations of this: an overview of all the permits and individually divided permit types.  Please click through for more information and helpful resources!

Visit the Commision on Teacher Credentialing for additional details.

For more information on these permits, please watch this informative video by PEACH.

Quick Guides

Virtual Tools Quick Guides:

Financial Support

Financial Management Toolkits

Check out the Financial Management Toolkits for FCCs and Centers for use in supporting business practices of providers. The toolkit includes: budget templates, financial self-assessments, and other useful resources!


Lakeshore Discounts

Discount School Supply Discounts


Child Development Permit Stipend

The Child Development Training Consortium offers a Child Development Permit Stipend Program, which can help pay the permit application fee to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Additionally, CDTC provides support for specific educational expenses to students attending California Community Colleges. Students pursuing a career in early childhood or child development, MAY be eligible to apply for the Educational Support Grant. Check out the links below for more information!

CDTC is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Child Development Permit Stipend.

CDTC is currently accepting Educational Support Grant applications for the 2023-2024 program year.

Business Support


PACE: Business Development Center Recording Library

PACE offers free and information live trainings on Marketing, Finance, Management, and more! Check out their recording from previous webinars to learn more!

UCLA Extension Associate Teacher Certificate

Earn an Early Childhood Education-Associate Teacher Certificate at UCLA Extension, via the UCLAxCareerBridge initiative, at low or no cost.

• Earn a California Professional License to teach.
• Quality for employment as a substitute teacher while you’re a student.
• Tuition and books included. Dedicated student advising.

Fast Break for Small Business

Accion Opportunity Fund, LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G-League have joined forces to provide entrepreneurs across the country with grants and LegalZoom services to support their small businesses.

  • 150 small businesses will receive $10,000 grants and a LegalZoom product of their choosing, valued up to $500
  • 3,000 emerging entrepreneurs who haven’t yet launched their intended business will receive a LegalZoom product of their choosing, valued at up to $500
  • Applications open February 15 and close September 13, 2024

QSLA is proud of the many resources available on our website and hope they support your program and your family. If you are interested in sharing any of our QSLA created resources with your communities or on your website, social media or other platforms, please give QSLA credit by tagging us on Facebook @QualityStartLosAngeles or Twitter @QualityStartLA or sharing the link to our website for the resource.