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At Self-Help Credit Union, we do our part to give the next generation a safe, secure start--providing funds for quality child care across North Carolina. We offer loans to home- and center-based child care providers statewide, as well as Head Start programs.

Benefits of Self-Help Child Care Loans

  • Available for home- and center-based child care providers, as well as Head Start programs
  • Funds may be used for a wide range of child care purposes, including:
    • Purchase or construction of facilities
    • Renovations to existing buildings
    • Working capital
    • Bridge loans
    • Equipment purchases
    • Energy-efficiency improvements
    • Start-up expenses
  • Partnership with NC's Department of Health and Human Services to offer fixed-rate, low-interest loans to providers registered for the state's subsidy program

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Child Care Business Resources

Whether you're starting or expanding your child care business, there's a lot to consider. We offer information on technical assistance resources to help child care owners handle the business side of their operations. For more, see our Child Care Business Resources.

Kimberly Shaw is president of A Safe Place Child Enrichment Centers in Raleigh, NC. A child care loan from Self-Help helped her expand to serve more kids in need.