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Our Strong Start

What is the Our Strong Start (OSS)?

We're here to help you open or expand your childcare business!

The Our Strong Start (OSS) is part of the Caring for MI Future. Our Strong Start is focused on recruiting new child care entrepreneurs and helping current child care businesses expand. OSS offers a team of trained navigators who will connect child care entrepreneurs with grant opportunities and work with potential child care entrepreneurs to troubleshoot any concerns they may have about starting or expanding their child care business.  OSS has technical assistance tool kits, trainings, and other resources to prepare new or expanding child care business owners to meet their goals!

If you would like to connect with Our Strong Start, please submit a short inquiry form found HERE.   A One Stop Shop Navigator will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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Are You Ready to Get Started?

For additional details on Caring For MI Future and to stay up to date on when specific grants will be available to entrepreneurs, please visit the Caring for MI future webpage or talk with a Our Strong Start Navigator.

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