Introducing MN & Dakotas Regional Director Heidi Hagel Braid

First Children’s Finance is thrilled to welcome Heidi Hagel Braid as our new Regional Director for Minnesota, North and South Dakota!

Heidi understands child care. As Executive Director of the Family Child Development Program – and a participant in FCF’s Growth Fund Program – she planned and implemented a variety of creative business improvements, including an innovative fee-for-service model to diversify earned revenue.

As our Regional Director for Minnesota and the Dakotas, Heidi will be working with area child care providers to expand our financial and business-development programs to meet their needs. Feel free to contact her at (612) 279-6504 or


Heidi Hagel Braid (left) and Tez Gabriel (right) have big plans for First Children's Finance!

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