The Growth Fund Program is an opportunity for child care directors, owners and home-based providers to write their own business plan within a highly supportive cohort. At no cost, participants receive group business training, group and one-on-one consulting, and a small grant to begin implementing the goals from their business plan.
Since 2008, the Growth Fund Program has helped child care businesses throughout Iowa move “to the next level” in their program quality, capacity, enrollment, and financial sustainability. To date, 47 child care businesses in Iowa have graduated from the program.
“The Growth Fund allowed us, as a business, to fully understand the profit and loss of our business. More importantly, the skills/information that we acquired from the Growth Fund aided us in making financial decisions which resulted in increased enrollment.”
–Natalie Kruse, Eldridge Preschool and Child Care, 2018 Growth Fund Graduate
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CCR&R hopes all Child Development Homes will take advantage of this new training curriculum, ChildNet 3.0.
DHS is requesting your help to complete a cost of child care survey.
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