To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care homes and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care homes. This opportunity is intended to help family child care homes start up, expand, or maintain consistent operations, increase capacity, and reduce the number of family child care homes closing their doors due to financial restrictions.
Applications for the first round of funding are due by April 3, 2020. ECCLA will host three optional technical assistance webinars for applicants on January 30, February 20, and March 19. Register for a webinar, download the application, and review frequently asked questions here: www.ecclacolorado.org/fcchgrant/.