I had been considering starting a child care in my home for several years. I had just quit my job in October of 2019 and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I live real close to ICES, but wasn’t sure what it was all about. I walked in a week after I quit my job and Suzan Greenwood, who knew nothing about me, sat down with me and explained what ICES was there for, and gave me everything I needed to do to open and daycare in my home. When I walked out that day, I knew what I was going to do. Suzan is amazing and explained the process to me in detail. I probably would not have done it without her. She even came to my home before I was licensed, to give me tips. I have since opened my daycare. Suzan was, and still is there for any questions, or help I need. The workshops that are offered [through the Child Care Initiative Project] are free and are great for learning everything you need to know to become a childcare provider.