Professional background - Fiona Provenzano, founder
It all began with my career aspirations in business and entrepreneurship. A small to mid-sized business with an opportunity to learn and progress. That business was child care. I started in a corporate office, responsible for accounting, payroll, and office management. I later moved into the position of Business Manager, visiting centres and working closely with directors and their teams. Next, as Operations Accounting Manager, I oversaw 50 centres in 3 provinces. Before starting Child Care Insight, I held the office of Secretary-Treasurer for a non-profit private kindergarten and special needs program, managing a budget of over $4 million for multiple locations in Alberta.
My academic background includes a professional accounting designation (CPA), further professional development with a concentration in leadership, management, and ethics. I have the latest knowledge in child care regulations and applications for both child care operations and Alberta Education Private ECS and PUF programs.
A passion for child care
Child Care Insight was born from my many years in the child care industry in business and accounting roles. During my time as Business Manager for a multi-location child care operator, I loved connecting with centre directors and their teams during our weekly visits. I experienced their joys and challenges and gained valuable insights into the unique business of child care.
Child care is a responsibility like no other. I appreciate the time and attention it really takes. It’s difficult to spend an uninterrupted day in the office. By partnering with operators, I provide business solutions so they can focus on their teams, children, and families.
In a nutshell...
18 + years in child care business and accounting functions.
8 years as Secretary-Treasurer for a Private ECS program funded by Alberta Education.
Professional accountant (CPA Alberta member)
Expertise in child care business requirements, regulations, and applications.
I enjoy the challenges and the variety of activities that child care brings.