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For Businesses

Child Care is a Small Business with Big Impact

You might have started your business because of your passion for children. You might not see yourself as a CEO, or view your business as critical infrastructure for the regional economy. But, you are all of those things. We know you’re committed to the future of the children in your program. Let us be your partner in achieving the dreams you have for your business.

If you’re looking to start, improve or expand your business, we have a range of programs and services specifically designed for child care entrepreneurs.



First Children’s Finance has a variety of programs to meet your needs. Every interaction with our staff is designed to increase your capacity to manage the financial operations of your child care business. Our programs are available to family child care owners and child care center entrepreneurs.

Consulting Services

First Children’s Finance can provide child care-specific business consultation to help you resolve whatever challenge you’re facing. Let us help you grow your business with customized consultation focused on your priorities.

Loan Fund

Capital is critical to growth of any business, but for too long child care businesses have struggled to access financing. First Children’s Finance specializes in lending to child care businesses – it’s the only kind of business we invest in! As a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we leverage our child care expertise to advance business with capital and industry-specific technical assistance.

Business Resource Center

Our online Business Resource Center provides tools and resources to help you run your child care business, and are customized for family providers or child care centers.