A women’s business organization is ramping up efforts to support and create more childcare centers across Connecticut with a new round of business grants.
The Women’s Business Development Council and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood have partnered for several years to create a Childcare Business Opportunity program.
The program has given more than $2.54 million in grants in the last two years alone, supporting 4,430 childcare slots and 3,330 jobs in Connecticut.
The program also offers no-cost business development services for employers.
Group and one-on-one training sessions have proved helpful for childcare businesses taking leaps with their operations.