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.
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...