Childcare Center start-up tips? Grants?

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Registered: 03-18-2012
Childcare Center start-up tips? Grants?
Sun, 03-18-2012 - 3:06pm

Hi everyone!
I am in the beginning stages of planning my childcare, learning, and fitness center. I am currently a director at a large center, but really want to start my own place and be my own boss!
Does anyone have any tips on starting my own center? Where can I find grant applications? I've already started a grant proposal.

Thanks so much!

-Rach :o)

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Registered: 01-08-2001
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:11pm
Hi Rach-

Congrats on your new business. Unfortuantely I know nothing about opening a center or starting that process. I did look into grants for my in-home daycare for outdoor playground equipment and there were none to be found. I think finding it is the battle! You may be able to call your local CCRN and see if they have any advice or even call to other centers and ask for their advice. You said you are a director at a center already? Do you have a long waiting list? That would be a good indicator that there is need for more child care options.

Good luck!