join us to design a created future in the industry of early learning Childcare. This program is offered free to those accepted.


All Eyes Are on The Business of Childcare.

It’s time to reimagine the possibilities for success.

Now that you have received ARPA funds.

Do you have a plan for maximizing and leveraging these dollars?

New Capital is Available.

As ARPA funds and other grants are allocated are you prepared to access all that is available to you?

Talent is Tight.

Are you prepared to monetize the true value of your most important resource and meet new minimum wage requirements?

Success requires optimism, knowledge and action.

Are you prepared to design a created future based on growth and prosperity?

Once selected you will be partnered with a “peer mentor” that is a graduate of the BLI program. Peer mentors work with you though out the course to support, advise and help you navigate the program and further network BLI resources.

North Florida V’locity Master Classes are a four-session series presented one Saturday a month. Session 1 is live at UWF Emerald Coast Campus. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 are virtual interactive classes. Our virtual sessions are highly interactive, collaborative and require you to be on video.
You will receive a ZOOM link and instructions prior to the start of programming. If accepted there is NO COST to you. Ask about our Access to Capital.


Saturday February 11, 2023
UWF Emerald Coast Campus
Building 1, Room 126
1070 Martin Luther King Blvd,
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
On Site Schedule


Saturday March 4, 2023
Saturday April 1, 2023
Saturday April 29, 2023
Virtual Schedule

Master Class CEUs Requirements

The Master Class Series is presented in 4 (6) hour sessions – one Saturday a month. For CEUs you must complete the course work in all four modules, attend all sessions, complete all surveys, pre- and post-tests and submit a business plan by a prescribed deadline. 3.0 CEUs are awarded.

Awarded CEUs

3.0 CEUs will be awarded upon attendance at all 4 sessions and successful completion of the V’locity Master Class curriculum. For more information about requirements to successfully complete this program contact the BLIEL at All course offerings in which CEUs are awarded are presented in partnership with FACCM, an Accredited IACET Provider.

Participation in the Masterclass series

Become an effective social entrepreneur expressing yourself through your unique business model. Distinguish your target market and design strategies for increasing enrollment. Create operating budgets, cash flows and forecast financial outcomes to build a profitable business. Be in compliance with employment law including hiring, employee benefits and incentives, motivating employees and delivering disciplinary actions. Understand property valuation, determine when to renew your lease or purchase property. Learn how to negotiate successfully.

Who we are

Business Leadership Institute for Early Learning Inc. (BLI), is a consortium of business owners and operators, community partners and individual advocates who come together as a community in the field of early learning child care. We are co-creators of endless possibilities for social enterprises to operate robust vibrant businesses, setting the highest standards for performance outcomes in early learning education and care.

Non Discrimination Clause

The Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
This program is offered for FREE to those accepted. Admission is competitive and seats are limited. A committee will review each application and recommendation.
We believe that you have much to offer the community you serve. In turn, you can expect that our expert facilitators, the appointment of a peer mentor, and our sincere passion to affect the industry will combine to make your experience very rewarding – personally and professionally.
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