Terri MacDonald and Kate Nelson Symphorose Renzaho Zainab Dalib Jodi Larson – Farrow The NIÑO Project is a program of Mountain States group META program META - Micro Enterprise Training and Assistance META provides start up business loans to underserved entrepreneurs META provides one on one counseling, Workshops and Affordable business plan training The NIÑO Project is a grant project. There are no loans involved. Assist refugees in becoming self-sufficient Increase home-based child care options for refugee families Promote Quality Child Care for refugee families Must still be a refugee. Must live on ground floor of apartment Must have landlord permission. Must meet all requirements of State, City and NIÑO Project requirements. Providers must have signed landlord approval Must meet all Child Care licensing requirements Must have current CPR and First Aid certificates Participate in 10 hours business startup class Participate in 4 hours child related classes Commit to 14 hours of training a year Meet all ICCP requirements Money for child care licensing requirements and equipment Technical Assistance Interpreter Assistance Family child care business classes Child care related classes Home visits Information for Idaho Child Care Program requirements • 61 participants enrolled and went through the NIÑO Project training. • 37 participants were fully licensed by the City of Boise or the State of Idaho • 128 slots were opened for families based on 4 openings per child care • 46 parents were enrolled in the facilities opened in the end of the 2013 project year • 84 children were enrolled in these facilities at the end of the 2013 project year • At the end of the project, 32 refugees remained fully licensed child care providers • At the end of the project, 32 NIÑO providers were receiving over $26,000 in child care subsidies each month. Apartment Complex permission Navigating the Idaho Child Care Program ( ICCP) Transportation Issues Expectations of child care Filling child care homes to capacity Ethnic Somali Somali – Bantu Rwandan Congolese Burmese Burundi Togo Iraq Central District Health Boise City Idaho AEYC Agency for New Americans International Rescue Committee World Relief Idaho Office for Refugees IdahoSTARS Health and Welfare St. Alphonso's Hospital CPR Lifesaver And more Arrived in the US in 2008 Spent year in a refugee camp in Thailand Now has 3 children enrolled in child care which includes her grandchild Active and engaged in NIÑO on – going classes Tu Tu’s English has improved dramatically since she enrolled in the NIÑO Project Ali arrived with his family in March of 2009 Spent most of his life in a Kenyan refugee camp Became NIÑO’s first licensed child care provider on February 14th, 2012 Ali cares for his sister’s 5 children Ali attends NIÑO and CWI classes Add 12 New providers per year Re-enroll 10 providers per year 6 to 8 participants will be enrolled in the NIÑO Project’s Professional Development Program Provide on going home visits and technical assistance to all providers enrolled Provide on going child care related classes for Boise City Credit. Currently, there are 6 new child care providers enrolled in the NIÑO Project as of December 2013. 20 providers have re-enrolled in the project 5 providers are now licensed by Boise City 3 providers have enrolled children in care And, finally, the Professional Development Program has 6 participants.