A healthy child care sector requires a robust financial
infrastructure that can support the industry’s capital needs:
start-up funding to create new child care programs, working
capital for business stabilization and maintenance, and growth
capital for facility expansion and quality improvement.
The Child Care Finance Map is a joint effort
National Children’s Facilities Network
to measure capital access in the child care industry. The tool was
designed to help stakeholders identify the sources of capital that
are currently supporting child care providers in their
communities. This first iteration of the tool maps the flow of
Small Business Administration funding, Community Development
Capital, and Philanthropic Grantmaking to child care businesses to
every county in the U.S.