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Business Development

The Bridge Project

Seventy-six percent of families in the region are living in child care deserts. The child care talent pipeline is at-risk of erosion with severe shortages in qualified professional talent. Perhaps, you've been thinking about a change and want to play a role in turning things around.

  • Are you thinking about entering the child care field?
  • Have you been thinking about opening your own child care business?

The Bridge Project may be the perfect guide to new opportunities in child care.

The Bridge Project is a highly effective community investment approach to ensuring access to quality child care.  Quality home-based and center child care are essential elements of any healthy ecosystems.  These assets strengthen neighborhoods and communities where children live and families go to work.

If you are interested in learning more about opening your own child care business, or need a training scholarship, or business coaching and licensing support, we are here to help.

Contact: Tess at 616.451.8281 x244 or email: to learn more.

Home-based Childcare Businesses


Newly Licensed Home-Based Child Care Businesses

established in and around Grand Rapids.


Home-Based Child Care Potential Child Care Slots

added in & around Grand Rapids.


Home-Based Child Care Providers

receiving coaching to strengthen their programs and increase quality!

Training Scholarships


Training Scholarships were awarded:

Supporting CDA, Preschool, Family & Infant Toddler Training, Administration, and other Trainings.

Recognition & Elevation


Early Childhood Professionals

recognized from 2019 to 2021




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