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Child Care Business Support

Child Care Business Support

Equipping child care providers with the business skills to thrive

Business Support for Child Care Providers

Offering a comprehensive suite of no-cost business development services to help home and center-based providers launch, sustain, and grow their businesses.

Get the training, advising, grants, and connections you need to move your program (business) forward.  Multilingual services are available.

Eloisa Melendez
Program Coordinator

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New to WBDC?

Call or email us to learn how we can support you with your business goals.

(203) 353-1750 x113

Visit our eCenter

Create your profile, gain immediate access to WBDC’s eLearning, and sign up for live classes.

By The Numbers

A look at our impact on child care service providers in Connecticut since 2020.

1,040 clients

Trained & Advised

$4 million

WBDC Grants Awarded

10,108 slots

Supported &

$37 million

Annual Revenue Generated

7,000 jobs

Created &

Offering a full suite of services at no cost to ensure you have the education, tools and support to move your business forward.  We are here to guide you every step of the way.
All services are currently being held virtually. 

Choose from one of the below sections to get started.

Group Training

1:1 Advising

Grants & Business Funding

You guide children.

We guide your business.

Get started with WBDC today.

Community Connections

Tools and Resources

We are building out this section. Stay tuned for our curated resources!

Interested in becoming involved?

Child care businesses are vital to our state’s economy. Join us in equipping them with the business education and resources to thrive, and educate our next generation of leaders.

Careers Now hiring

WBDC is expanding! Join our team of dedicated professionals and share your passion for empowering women, families, and child care providers.
Apply now >>

Business Instructor or Mentor

Share your expertise with child care providers by becoming a volunteer Advisor, Instructor, or Mentor. Educate, and help them to navigate challenges.
Apply Now >>

Advisory Committee

Lend your time, connections or expertise to serve on our Advisory Committee. Guide program development or be an ambassador & community connector.
Contact Us >>

Community Partner

Are you a business or chid care resource agency that wants to collaborate? We offer joint programming, counseling days, and more.
Contact Us >>

Invest in Child Care Businesses

Support Connecticut’s child care service providers by investing in WBDC’s Opportunity Fund,  providing businesses with grants to move forward. Your donation will be invaluable to help providers sustain themselves, support their employees, and remain a backbone for families.
Together, we can have greater impact on a vital industry that needs our help.

Thank You to Our Partners

This program is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC). Thanks to their generous support,
we are able to offer our WBDC services at no cost to
Connecticut child care providers and resource partners.