Vermont

First Children’s Finance is excited to announce the launch of the

Vermont Business and Technical Assistance Program!

 

The Vermont Business and Technical Assistance Program (BTAP) provides expert business training, technical assistance and consulting to help start, sustain, and grow child care businesses. The BTAP is made possible through a grant to FCF by the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division.

The Vermont BTAP is a partnership between First Children’s Finance and Let’s Grow Kids.

Learn More about BTAP

BTAP programs and services assist entrepreneurs to launch, stabilize, improve, and expand child care businesses. We approach child care leaders as entrepreneurs, increasing their capacity to start and operate financially sustainable child care businesses.

Child care businesses in Vermont are eligible to participate in a variety of trainings, workshops, cohorts, and individual consultation at no cost.

Our Services

Winter 2024 Training

Business Leadership Cohort

Individual Business Consultation

To learn more about our services, please complete the BTAP Inquiry Form, or send an email to InfoVT@firstchildrensfinance.org.

 

Stay up to date on Vermont’s Act 76!

Here is a list of our trainings on Act 76 and how it affects your child care business.

Act 76 Explainer – New Reimbursement Rates for Child Care Centers

Act 76 Explainer – New Reimbursement Rates for Family Child Care

How Act 76 Impacts your Child Care Business

Learn More about BTAP

BTAP programs and services assist entrepreneurs to launch, stabilize, improve, and expand child care businesses. We approach child care leaders as entrepreneurs, increasing their capacity to start and operate financially sustainable child care businesses.

Child care businesses in Vermont are eligible to participate in a variety of trainings, workshops, cohorts, and individual consultation at no cost. To learn more about our services, please complete the BTAP Inquiry Form, or send an email to InfoVT@firstchildrensfinance.org.

Pandemic Business Lessons: Carrying Forward Learnings into Your Business Management

Child care entrepreneurs, look back at the business management lessons you learned
(sometimes the hard way!) during the early days of the pandemic, the Stabilization Grant Program, and
economic recovery, and reflect on ways you can apply those lessons to the future.

 

Results of the Vermont Child Care Business Survey

In February 2023, FCF asked child care entrepreneurs to report on the current state of their businesses. Watch a recording of the webinar that highlights the results of the survey and what we learned about the sector’s current health, capacity, and challenges.

 

 

Vermont Newsletters

August Newsletter

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September Newsletter

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October Newsletter

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November Newsletter

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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 program and to build a sustainable future 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 you.

 

First Children’s Finance is here to help!

Meet the First Children’s Finance Vermont Team

Erin Roche

Vermont Director
Direct: 802-341-0368

deb Whitney Grennon

Program Specialist - Vermont
Direct: 802-341-0268

Rose Morrison

Business Development Specialist
Direct: 802-341-0589

Cathy Reitz

Senior Grants Specialist - Vermont
Direct: 802-341-4788

Jennifer Severance

Business Development Manager – Vermont
Direct: 802-341-0338