For Systems

Supporting child care businesses with a comprehensive approach

First Children’s Finance partners with state and federal systems to improve sustainability of child care businesses. Child care is an essential public good that is largely delivered outside of the public infrastructure. The current “non-system” fails to address the business and finance needs of child care businesses.

When systems think about child care, you may think about children and families first. That’s certainly the first place to start, but if you want excellent early education experiences in your state, territory, or tribe, your system needs to address the needs of child care businesses.

First Children’s Finance connects child care business needs with systems-level solutions. Let us help your state agency think comprehensive about policies and funding that impact the sustainability of child care businesses.

Programs

First Children’s Finance partners with state and federal systems through the ECE Business Collaboratory and the First Children First Nations Child Care Collaborative. These are system-level programs that engage states, tribes, and territories with resources and guidance to address the business needs of child care providers through strategic investments, system alignment, and sustainable funding mechanisms.

Consulting Services

Interested in learning more about how your state, territory or tribe can access consulting services? Click the link below for additional information.

Customized Consultation and Projects