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September 27, 2021

New States Join ECE Business Collaboratory

First Children’s Finance is proud to announce the addition of two new states to the ECE Business Collaboratory: Louisiana and Washington, D.C.!

The global pandemic has heightened the need for states to have visionary plans to address the business side of child care. There’s never been a better time to learn best practices, assess existing efforts and investments, and chart a more sustainable course for the future.

The Collaboratory’s roster of states includes Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Over the next year, First Children’s Finance will lead cross-sector state teams to assess, plan, fund, and implement business-side improvements to ensure a sustainable and robust child care system that meets local needs. State teams will have the opportunity to think beyond the national crisis to create a blueprint for a strong, sustainable, sufficient child care supply.

Learn more about this innovative effort at Collaboratory project management webpage.