Nowadays, daycare is not only a kind of place to simply put our children in it. This place has already become the part of community service. It is also being part of our economic development by letting mother going back to work without worrying about their children since there is a place and person who can trust to take care of them. If we are choosing the daycare provider as our career then we already give our contribution to society by being a responsible citizen and an entrepreneur at the same time. However, the same problem always haunting the owner of daycare. The problem is the fund. Maybe we want to start or open up a daycare but we did not have enough money to do it or even already have but no sufficient fund to expand it. If one of this case happen to us then the best option for us has gotten a grant from state and federal source. The best thing about grant is its differences with the loans. While loans need to be paid back then grant does not need to. Of course, we do not need to pay back the grant as long as we are spending the money as the grant given purpose. If we get the money that we do not need to pay back then we can truly concentrate on expanding our daycare. Expanding here means not only about the equipment, furniture or place but also the lesson or curriculum as a part of the service improvement.
If we have a daycare or other type of child care program then we are possible to get a grant or loan. Of course, we have to be the US citizen or a legal resident alien residing in the US. The type of grant and loan is also various. We can apply for federal, state or even some private organization grants and loan. If the type of daycare that we have is a non profit one then we are easy to get grants from state and federal. It does not mean that our profit daycare cannot get the grant. We are still possible to get the grants for our business as long as we use it in some factors. Those are commonly granted that using for renovation, construction, repair the daycare facilities to fulfil the state requirement and development of children learning programs. If we have some difficulties with it then we can ask the help of small business administration. They will provide the source of grants and loan that we are possible to have. Not only that, they will also help us to start managing or even developing our daycare to become bigger. If we think that we are not professional enough to do it by ourselves then it will be a wiser choice.
If we are one of the minorities lie Hispanic, African-American or Native American then we are possible to get specific kind of grants for our daycare. Not only that, we are also possible to get more financial aids form government agency or business organization even if our organization is a non profit one. If our daycare is categorized as a profit one then we are possible to get small business grants from such private organization. If we already try but not succeed then can apply for any bank loan of asking for financial assistance from capable agencies. We are also possible to involve our family and friend to get the money or even share about the right place to get it. When we are already finding our source for grant then we should contact and ask for an application as soon as possible. Many times that we waste on waiting is similar to reducing our possibilities to get the money for our daycare. Do not forget to find out about the guidelines because without proper fulfilment then we will reject. It is even better to apply for several organizations to wider our daycare chance to get grants or loan rather than only depend on certain organization. No matter what kind of daycare that we have whether it is a preschool, home or center, we are possible to get a grant or loans as long as we know how the rules. It is even possible to reapply our approved grant after some period. However, we should not only rely on grant to get funding because there are a lot more like an auction, bazaar and etc. to get money. However, the point is grant is important for daycare so not only license that we should worry about.