That’s when Hub member Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, a designated child care resource and referral agency, applied for and received an American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant from Monmouth County and used the funding to improve and expand the Family Child Care Navigator Program while recruiting and supporting home-based family child care providers. Since the start of the grant, CCR has recruited 11 new family child care providers.
CCR’s family child care navigator, Courtney Noll, is the first person to hold this type of position in the state of New Jersey. Through this initiative, Noll and her team are growing the number of new family child care providers in Monmouth County through targeted recruitment, technology support, marketing coaching and connecting providers to a wide range of resources to improve the quality of their child care programs. She takes pride in empowering these budding entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools they need to be successful business owners.