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We offer grants that support home-based childcare businesses. Contact us to see if you qualify for services.
For more information, please call:
Hablamos español - 916-492-2591 extensión 213
Мы говорим по-русски - 916-492-2591 extension 220
Arabic 916-492-2591- extension 221
Opening Doors offers a program for family-owned businesses that provide affordable childcare in Sacramento. We partner with Child Action, Inc. to offer training, licensing assistance, and startup funding.
We are excited to offer this opportunity in a community with an immense need for child care. The elimination of California’s welfare-to-work program (CalWORKs) in 2010 rendered an estimated 60,000 children ineligible for state-sponsored childcare. For a low-income parent, the struggle for affordable childcare can be the difference between financial stability and homelessness.
With this program, we are closing this service gap in our community. Child Action, Inc. trains entrepreneurs in child development. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. Opening Doors provides small business development training and support, as well as assistance with startup costs.
All of the childcare businesses assisted under this project are home-based, and are run by refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking, and other groups. Our diverse, bilingual English, Spanish, Russian and Arabic speaking staff is well equipped to assist these communities.
With the help of this program, entrepreneurs can meet the unmet need in the community for affordable child care, as well as stimulate the economy through small-business development.
The goals of this program are to enable refugee women to start and sustain childcare businesses; to increase the accessibility and affordability of childcare in Sacramento; and to help new childcare business owners to succeed in their endeavors.