Northcentral Montana has a need for caring, confident, and competent people interested in operating licensed child care businesses. If you’re a parent looking for a way to stay home with your children while also earning an income, or an empty nester who would still like to be surrounded by the energy of younger children, running a licensed child care business out of your own home might be a great opportunity.
Opening a business is always a challenging task. Opening a licensed child care facility can seem even more daunting but it doesn’t have to be; with a positive attitude and an assist from regional child care service organizations, you can turn your dream of working from your own home into a reality.
Inga Davis, owner of Wee Amigos In-Home Childcare in Great Falls knows first-hand how important that support is for new childcare businesses. “Family Connections helped me file for my license, bring my home up to code for inspection, create sound contracts and operational policies, and connect me with other state and non-profit agencies – all to help me prepare and fund my new business in early childhood education,” she said.
“They even blessed me with a $3,000 grant to get started!”
The icing on the cake for Davis? The continued support she has received since opening her doors in October. “Since I received my license, Family Connections has helped me in every way possible. They answer questions about laws and guidelines, advise me in addressing issues with parents and children, and simply put, are always available to make my child care business a safe, fun, and successful place of business,” she said.
Northcentral Montana needs more licensed child care providers like Davis in communities from Great Falls to Havre to Lewistown and everywhere in-between. If you have the drive to start your own business and the interest in shaping the lives of the youngest Montanans, Family Connections has the expertise and resources to help you build your own high-quality child care business. Visit the website or call 406-761-6010 in Great Falls or 406-265-6743 in Havre to learn more and find out all the ways Family Connections can put you on the path to successful small business ownership.