New Video!

This new video captures the scope of the Growth Fund Program, while highlighting the experiences of participating centers.


The Growth Fund Program has been helping child care centers and homes in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and other states for years by providing a business approach with grants to improve quality, increase availability of slots, and strengthen financial sustainability.

First Children’s Finance encourages child care businesses to apply for the Growth Fund Program when new requests for applications are posted on this website.

Communities, economic development organizations, and funders interested in sponsoring the Growth Fund Program in your area are urged to contact Heidi Schlueter at

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