On March 6 and 7, ARCHS hosted a Business of Family Childcare Institute at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park that featured early childhood business expert Tom Copeland - who presented classes on record keeping, insurance, taxes, marketing, retirement planning, and legal issues. More than 100 area home-based child care providers earned up to 12 clock hours. Additional presenters included the Belle Children’s Center, First Steps, United 4 Children, Learning Disabilities Association, Parents as Teachers, St. Louis County Library, and the Magic House. ARCHS provides intensive professional development and technical assistance to support area home-based child care providers through its Educare programming.