New video: Estela’s Playhouse child care

Jun 19, 2024 | Success Stories

In partnership with Orange County Community Foundation’s Workforce Development Initiative, First 5 Orange County helped launch a child care business program with the Small Business Development Center, CIELO (Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities), Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children, Orange County Department of Education, and other partners.

The cohorts’ future child care providers spend two months building their knowledge of business basics, early child development, and how to operate a child care program. First 5 OC anticipates that over 400 additional child care slots could be created through this program.

The video below shares one provider’s story about going through the program and starting her own small business: Estela’s Playhouse.

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