Brooklyn Public Library

Log Number: LG-95-17-0195-17

Brooklyn Public Library will partner with Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI), and Business Outreach Centers to develop Growing Providers, a seven-session program designed to help aspiring childcare providers successfully apply for New York State registration as family childcare providers, while also providing them librarian-led training on early literacy and business resources. Growing Providers builds on a recent, highly successful pilot project conducted at BPL's New Lots Library that assisted new and existing immigrants in registering for a state license as family childcare providers. Growing Providers will provide librarian-led training in highly effective early childhood early literacy activities and access to valuable business information and guidance, affirming that libraries can serve as providers of job training and economic engines rather than simply as facilitators and points of access.
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