Iowa Regional Office

Since 2006, First First Children’s Finance has assisted hundreds of Iowa’s Child Development Homes, child care centers and preschools with business goals and challenges. We have also assisted communities, promoted partnerships and worked to improve systems that strengthen and grow quality early care and education in Iowa.

Loans and Financial Technical Assistance

Eligible Child Development Homes, child care centers and preschools receive funds to expand and improve their facilities and programs.
I want to learn more
I want to apply for a loan

Business Consulting

Centers, preschools, and Child Development Homes get help answering business questions, assessing business practices, budgeting or addressing other business issues.
I want to learn more
I want to request business consulting
My organization may be interested in supporting business consulting in our area

Community Consulting

Communities and agencies receive various types of consulting assistance related to child care supply-building and quality initiatives.
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I want to request community consulting

Business Training

Participants receive practical, hands-on training that address critical business issues.
I want to learn more
My organization wants to sponsor a training event

Business Development Cohorts

Leadership teams from each child care program take their business to the next level of sustainability and quality.
Growth Fund Program
Guided Growth Program

Business Resources

FCF Center-Based Business Resources
FCF Home-Based Business Resources
Iowa Early Care and Education Links
National Early Care and Education Links

Meet the Staff

Heidi Schlueter, Regional Director

(563)271-9890

heidi@firstchildrensfinance.org


Angie Rae Duncan, Senior Business Development Specialist

(515) 229-5064

angie@firstchildrensfinance.org


Pat Paustian, Business Development Specialist

(515) 669-4417

patp@firstchildrensfinance.org


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