With federal funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, META launched its New Investments, New Opportunities (NIÑO) child care business development project in October 2011. This two-year grant allows our NIÑO team to provide business development training, one-on-one consulting, professional referrals and resources needed for refugee women and men to own and operate home-based child care businesses.
Our goal is to assist 32 of these New Americans to become fully licensed and providing care for children by October 2013. With a number of success stories, our NIÑO project transforms the lives of refugees in Idaho. You can read more about some of these success stories here.
These new refugee-owned businesses are also indirectly helping other refugee parents to access employment and achieve economic independence. Home-based child care businesses, operated by those who share a common culture and language, provide the nurturing setting needed for many refugees to gain and retain employment. Through the investments of time, training, and support, we help to provide opportunities for many!
Are you interested in safe, dependable, and affordable home-based child care for your children? Contact us to find out if there is an opening at a refugee-owned child care business nearest you!
We are currently seeking volunteers and quality in-kind and monetary donations to help META’s NIÑO project and the child care entrepreneurs it serves. Interested in volunteering or donating? Learn more today.