Shared Services for Child Care Providers: A Pilot Project
Shared Services is an innovative approach to strengthen the child care industry by helping providers share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way.
A three-year grant is allowing First Steps Kent to pilot a Shared Services model to offer more support and back-end services to child care centers and family homes. The expenses and time associated with running a child care business force many providers out of the industry. Research shows easing those burdens helps stabilize the pool of providers, giving families more options.
Shared Services: Child Care Collaboration
First Steps Kent and our partners are once again looking to the future to build back-end support to help child care providers sustain and grow their …
Announcing Child Care Stabilization Grant
Mark your calendar! The Michigan Department of Education is pleased to announce that the application for the Child Care Stabilization Grant will open …
Kent County Awards First Steps Kent Grant Funding to Help Child Care…
Funding Will Assist More Than 600 Licensed Childcare Providers Implement New COVID-19 Protocols
Distribution of Supplies to Child Care Providers
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has raised awareness about the importance of a critical workforce – child care providers. In response, the …
Coordinating Child Care During COVID-19
The people of West Michigan are expressing well-deserved gratitude to our essential workers in health care, food supply, the delivery industry, first …
Pilot Program to Provide Business Support to Child Care Providers
First Steps Kent received a $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to...