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Grant Helps Create Up to 36 New Refugee Home-Based Childcare Businesses

Employment Connection is pleased to share with Rochester Childfirst Network a $185,000 grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement that will provide instruction to our newest citizens.

The program is designed to assist refugees in opening their own small business as licensed/registered family child care providers. Each participant will receive 150 hours of specialized education and technical assistance and $2,000 in startup money.

This program will make it possible for up to 36 new family child care businesses to be created in Rochester. This will allow 36 new providers and up to 576 adults (2 parents per child) to enter the job market and become financially self-sufficent.

On February 18, 2014, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter congratulated the first class of refugees selected to participate in this federally funded program. New business owners will learn essential skills in early childhood education, small business ownership, as well as important health and safety regulations.

Click on the image below to watch the video.


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