Learning Ladders: Helping People Start A Home-Based Childcare Business

OACAC offers program to help start at-home childcare facilities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Finding childcare is nearly impossible thanks to a crisis with the Omicron surge. A new program is hoping to help.

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) hopes to help provide the support needed to start at home childcare facilities.

“It’s just the need for safe and affordable childcare,” Sarah Villines, who is heading up the program says. “We thought this was a way to meet two different needs.”

Those needs include providing people with that childcare. It also provides those looking for work the opportunity to start their own business. The support includes help with licensing, technology, getting supplies such as toys and books, and even help with running the facility like utilities.

To watch the full story published on by Elizabeth VanMetre on Jan. 24, 2022, click here.

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