Annie emigrated from Puerto Rico to Fitchburg four years ago, leaving a teaching career and everything she knew behind. She dreamed of owning her own family childcare business for years, but despite her best efforts she was unable to reach her goal alone. As hard as she tried to navigate the process herself, she became more and more discouraged and isolated due to lack of resources and facing an exhaustible list of barriers.
Annie joined the Childcare Entrepreneur Steward program in early 2023, determined to keep her dream alive. Despite the many barriers she faced along the way, including landlord opposition and lack of access to linguistically appropriate material. Due to attending the bilingual Childcare Entrepreneur Steward training and working closely with our bilingual coaches, she is now the proud owner of “All Aboard Adventure Station” and is living her dream.
“I feel very grateful to be part of the Childcare Entrepreneur training course. This helped me to focus and make the dream that I had wanted to achieve for a long time.”– Annie
Annie is a proud licensed family child care provider who is a vital part of boosting our local state and national economy, offering linguistically and culturally responsible care. Today she is at full capacity, serving six children and enabling their parents to gain employment.
“I feel very grateful to be part of the Childcare Entrepreneur training course. This helped me to focus and make the dream that I had wanted to achieve for a long time. Today thanks to this group of coaching and friends made up of: Marites, Gretchen, Angelica, Beth and Francisco I was able to achieve my dream of obtaining my Family Childcare Assistant license and open my Family Childcare business in my home. I hope to continue counting on them and their knowledge in other courses.”
Please help us continue providing support for aspiring family childcare providers like Annie to make their dreams come true. Your generous support helps us advance our mission to close the childcare gap and provide healthy development to all children and families. In the spirit of the holiday season, please consider sharing a generous gift to Empower Children for Success today. Together we can elevate the value of quality childcare, and make dreams come true!