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Resources for Child Care

Child care plays a vital role in the local economy. Invest PGH and its partners recognize the challenges facing child care business owners, especially as a result of the pandemic. Together, they are offering a variety of resources to stabilize and strengthen child care businesses in the City of Pittsburgh.

Childcare Reinvestment Business Fund (CRiB)

The Childcare Reinvestment Business Fund is a program designed to sustain and stimulate the growth of child care businesses in the City of Pittsburgh.

The forgivable loan provides below market-rate financing to child care businesses based on determination of need. Funds can be used for working capital including payroll, STARs application fees, and enrollment subsidies. Loans are subject to funding availability. 

Visit our CRiB page for more information.

Rental Readiness Toolkit

Invest PGH has recently compiled information and resources to make finding space for childcare facilities in the City of Pittsburgh easier. 

Included in the toolkit are guidance for choosing a location for your childcare facility, links to facility requirements in the state of PA, and our budget calculator tool to help make sure you’re on the right track to opening a successful location.

Business Education for the Childcare Industry

We are partnering with Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Wright Childcare Solutions to deliver business education for owners and center directors. 

During the ten-week classes, participants will learn about how to make their business more financially sustainable and receive individual technical assistance counseling. CRiB borrowers who complete the classes will be eligible for an additional $5,000 in forgivable loan funds. 

Click here for more information.

Shared Services

Invest PGH works in partnership with Trying Together. This allows participating centers to access resources and expertise. 

The purpose of this program is to strengthen child care businesses while reducing administrative burdens. The pilot program is being developed for the following services: marketing & enrollment; human resources; and bookkeeping, accounting, and financial services. 

For more information, email

More information about the CRiB program as well as further child care resources can be found on our dedicated Invest PGH page

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