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A FREE mentoring program for individuals interested in starting their own in-home childcare business focused on quality and sustainability.

In response to the pressing need for accessible and high-quality childcare services in Houghton County, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Start Small: Build Your Childcare Business, a groundbreaking mentoring program aimed at supporting individuals interested in starting their own in-home childcare business.

For more information about how to start an in-home childcare business contact, Start Small Childcare Coach, Abbey Carlson at or complete the Start Small Interest Form.

Start Small is a collaborative project with the following partners: Copper Country Great Start Collaborative, Keweenaw Community Foundation, Keweenaw Economic Development Association, Keweenaw Family Resource Center and Upper Peninsula Great Start to Quality Resource Center. Thank you to Houghton County for providing the funding to make this project possible.