Commitment to Action

Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Development

Commitment by

Child Care Aware

In 2014, Child Care Aware of America and its partners committed to expand their work to help 15 additional refugee women to open child care businesses in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Child Care Aware of America conducted a pilot program in 2012 with the International Rescue Committee and local agencies to provide 45 refugee women with 40 hours of child development training, CPR/first aid training, and child care business development training. Through this commitment, Child Care Aware of America will also provide the pilot participants with additional support services to ensure that they can be successful. In total, the commitment will increase the economic opportunity for 60 refugee women, a vulnerable segment of the population. Employment data indicates that many refugee women with young children remain mostly unemployed and typically care not only for their own children, but also those of other refugees.

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Commitment

Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Development

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$500,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Child Care Aware

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

International Rescue Committee, Prince George's Child Resource Center, First Book