Managing Child Care Businesses during COVID-19

A Guide for FCF’s Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan Clients

On Friday, March 27, First Children’s Finance conducted a webinar for child care businesses in Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan to explore crisis management strategies for their businesses during COVID-19.

Topics included: business crisis management, access to emergency capital, projecting cash flow, reviewing financial data to make decisions about business operations, how to manage continued operations, and how to manage a temporary closure of a program.

A recording of the webinar along with the handouts… More >

Child Care Centers Recognized in Scott County, Iowa

At a time when so many families are concerned about finding quality child care, four Scott County child care and preschool centers were recently recognized for their quality improvements and growth. With help from First Children’s Finance, Scott County Kids Early Childhood Iowa and the Iowa Department of Human Services, each of the centers assessed their child care business operations, developed a business improvement plan, and received grant funds…
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First Children’s Finance Announces Michigan Director

First Children’s Finance announced today that James Henderson has joined the organization as the Michigan Director. James joined First Children’s Finance in April, 2018, bringing over 14 years of education, nonprofit, entrepreneur and business experience. James previously served as the More >

Application now open for the 2018 Rural Child Care Innovation Program

Child care is an economic driver for rural communities across the United States but many communities are facing shortages of high quality child care. While many communities have child care shortages, only some are ready to roll up their sleeves More >

Increasing the Sustainability, Affordability & Supply of Child Care in Detroit

First Children’s Finance is pleased to receive a new grant from the W.K Kellogg Foundation to address the sustainability, affordability and supply of early care and education in Detroit, Michigan. According to a study completed by IFF, there are 27,000 vulnerable children who are in need of quality early care and education in Detroit. The First Children’s Finance team in Michigan will create a 5-year strategic plan to identify strategies to increase the sustainability, affordability and supply of early care and education providers that serve low to moderate income children and their families. More >

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