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CEI’s Child Care Business Lab – Apply by March 4, 2023

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

CEI is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Child Care Business Lab which will begin in March. Applications are open to anyone living in Maine and the application deadline is March 4, 2023. The application and more information are available at Child Care Business Lab | CEI (

The Child Care Business Lab is a six-month cohort or group-based program that provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to open a successful child care service from creating a business plan to developing policies to securing start-up funds and coaching through the licensing process. Three groups are starting in March:

  • People interested in opening a home-based child care business (Family Child Care Group)
  • People interested in opening a child care facility located in a commercial building (Facility Child Care Group)
  • English language learners in Lewiston (Lewiston Group)

The Family Child Care and Facility Child Care programs consist of workshops conducted live via Zoom, in-person sessions, on-demand online learning sessions, one-on-one meetings with a business advisor and personalized coaching sessions with a child care mentor. The program is offered free to all participants.

For more information and to apply click here