Minnesota, North & South Dakota 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 Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Our regional office is in Minneapolis. Here are the programs we currently offer.
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. We also provide opportunities for private-sector partners to support local child care providers through our Adopt a Child Care program.
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. Learn more about our Rural Child Care Innovation Program, designed to develop right-sized solutions to address the needs of child care and early education in rural communities.
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:
- National Online Resources
- Minnesota-Specific Online Resources
- North Dakota-Specific Online Resources
- South Dakota-Specific Online Resources