Child Care Conference set for April

Small Business

Jessica Campos, Women's Business Center Director,, 402.870.1521; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate,, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012

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GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA –Those in the child care business or those looking to start their own business in the industry are invited to attend a free conference presented in Spanish and sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, in part with the Central Region Early Childhood Spanish Coalition.

The Child Care Conference is set for Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34, in Grand Island.

“This conference will focus on improving the quality of early childhood learning experiences and environments,” said Jessica Campos, director of the Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center. “Attendees will explore topics such as preschool development grants, learning while you play, the role of play in early social-emotional development, and more. They’ll also be able to gather peer insight from the information sharing sessions being held.”

The keynote speaker will be child care business owner Carime Ruvalcaba.

Registration is required by April 22. Sign up at For more information, contact Raúl Arcos Hawkins at 308.833.0260 or

The Center for Rural Affairs provides business training, one-on-one business counseling, business loans up to $250,000, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

The Center recommends that all participants wear face masks at indoor events.

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