October 25, 2022

Hello Iowa Child Care Programs,

Want to learn more about Iowa’s partnership with brightwheel and all the benefits you’ll receive from the Child Care Collaborative of Iowa?

Register to join us on Friday, October 28th at noon (12:00pm) to hear how free access to brightwheel, financial management consulting, and up to $1,000 in technology grant funding can meaningfully impact your childcare business.

Child Care Collaborative of Iowa and brightwheel will discuss:

  • FAQs about this exciting Child Care Collaborative of Iowa opportunity 
  • How brightwheel helps you receive on-time payments, build strong connections with families, and streamline operations
  • Everything you need to know to get started with these fantastic, free benefits

Can’t make it on October 28th? No problem. You’ll receive the recording if you’re registered. You can also immediately talk to the brightwheel team by filling out this form.

What is a Financial Management Consultant?

Financial Management Consultants (FMC) work with child care business administrators (Child Care Centers and Child Development Home providers) to offer specific financial management coaching to identify and implement strategies to strengthen fiscal sustainability and support high-quality programming. The FMC supports programs in understanding business such as enrollment strategies, full-fee collection and cost-per-child calculations utilizing a Child Care Management System (CCMS) software. CCMS helps providers to implement business practices, supports efficient operations, budgeting, fee collection and financial reporting. Learn more about how you can Modernize Your Child Care Business and connect with a FMC.

Learn more about Playground

Want to learn more about Iowa's partnership with Playground and all the benefits you'll receive from Child Care Collaborative of Iowa? 

Join a live group demo that fits your schedule. Recurring demos are available every week!

Why utilize Playground?

  • Eliminates paperwork
  • Automates billing
  • Streamlines family communication
  • Helps get new enrollments

To find more information on how to apply, you can visit our CCCI website. The application for programs to start the enrollment processes is located there as well. The application and/or questions can be emailed to FMC@midsioux.org.

Rebekah Hungate and Jacqueline Penning
Financial Management Consultant Supervisors
Child Care Collaborative of Iowa
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

Funding for these services are made possible through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

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