Author, Trainer, Advocate
Tom Copeland the presenter of ECE Program Contracts & Policies 101: How to Establish and Maintain Effective Business Relationships with Parents, is the nation’s leading expert on the business of family child care. He is an independent consultant, trainer, author, and family child care advocate.
Tom offers a variety of workshops and webinars on business issues for family child care providers, trainers, and tax preparers. Since 1981 he has helped hundreds of thousands of people understand complex business and tax issues.
In 2004 he won the Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association for Family Child Care. In 1998 he won the Child Care Advocate of the Year award from the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association. He has represented numerous providers in IRS audits and has won five US Tax Court cases.