Michigan Regional Office

First Children’s Finance provides financial and business-development assistance to high-quality child care businesses serving low- and moderate-income families in Michigan. Our regional office is located in Detroit. Here are the programs we currently offer.

Financial Assistance

First Children’s Finance provides loans and financial technical assistance to family providers and child care centers looking to expand or improve their facilities and programs. The first step is a phone call to Jim Dickinson at (866) 562-6801.

Business Training & Consulting

First Children’s Finance provides trainings and workshops on a variety of business topics, as well as one-on-one consulting for child care businesses.

Business Development Programs

First Children’s Finance designs comprehensive business development programs for family providers and child care centers, including our Growth Fund Program.

Community Consulting Projects

First Children’s Finance also provides consulting and planning assistance for government agencies, intermediaries and regional child care organizations.

Online Resources

First Children’s Finance also provides a wealth of online resources for child care businesses, including information customized for family providers and child care centers:


Meet the Staff

James Henderson, Michigan Director

(313) 871-7100 jamesh@firstchildrensfinance.org

Jaime Odister, Business Development Specialist

(313) 871-7100 jamieo@firstchildrensfinance.org

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