Are You Ready to Take Your Business to the Next Level?
Prosper is a new program intended to preserve and grow the number of family child care providers in Martin County. The program provides opportunities for existing family child care business owners to apply to participate in a specially-designed 18-month virtual business development program.
The program includes business development curriculum that is combined with business coaching and support services. Participants will go through the program together as a cohort. The Prosper program provides the tools and support to help you grow and differentiate your child care business.
Participation costs are funded through a generous grant from the Schmeeckle Foundation. Opportunities to participate in the cohort are limited. Interested individuals should submit an application by no later than January 15, 2021.
As a program participant, you will receive:
Current Business Evaluation
Business Coaching and Bookkeeping Services
Program Development Guidance
Access to Grant & Loan programs
Marketing and Promotion Support
Business Technology (Laptop & Printer/Scanner)
Support and encouragement from your peers in the cohort; and introductions to other local early childhood education resources
There are limited opportunities to participate in this program. All candidates must be currently licensed as a Rule 2 child care provider in Martin County, MN.
Program Participation Commitments:
Commit to completing the 18-month virtual program;
Actively participate in and complete each scheduled virtual course and independent learning activity;
Achieve a star rating from the State of Minnesota’s Parent Aware program;
Commit to operate your child care business for a period of two years while maintaining program licensure;
All individuals interested in participating in this program are encouraged to complete the online application to be considered for the program.
If you'd like additional assistance, please reach out to the program lead: Gwen Lynch - firstname.lastname@example.org