Refugee Child Care Business Licensing

The Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program provides business opportunities to refugee women in a market where there is a shortage of childcare providers. With the help of this program, women entrepreneurs can meet the need in the community for affordable, culturally-appropriate child care, as well as stimulate the economy through small-business development.

Our Programs | Economic Prosperity Programs | Refugee Child Care Business Licensing

We partner with Child Action, Inc. to offer training, licensing assistance, and startup funding. Women receive instruction on the following topics: Micro-Enterprise Training Business Management, Health & Safety, Child Development, and Professionalism in Family Child Care. Classes are taught in English and Dari. Upon completion, clients will be eligible to apply for a grant through Opening Doors of up to $1,500 to help allay start-up and material costs.

Since the start of the program, Opening Doors and Child Action, Inc. have worked to license over 70 women to become childcare providers in Sacramento County.

Contact us to learn more:

Arabic/English: Stephanie
(916) 492-2591 ex. 209
Dari/Pashto/English: Neptoune
(916) 492-2591 ex. 212
Russian/English: Vicky
(916) 492-2591 ex. 213

Opening Doors received $187,000.00 through competitive funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 90RG0170.  The project will be financed with 100% of Federal funds.

The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of Opening Doors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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