Grant Opportunities

Unlock Your Future in Childcare

Empower Young Minds with the QUEST Grant

Shape Futures with QUEST Grant

The QUEST Grant Initiative supports individuals passionate about childcare and early childhood education in Oneida County.


Unlock Your Future with QUEST Grant

  •  The QUEST Grant Initiative supports aspiring childcare professionals in Oneida County by providing financial support for training and supportive services.
  •  Eligibility for the grant focuses on individuals passionate about childcare and early childhood education, aiming to ease the financial burden of pursuing this career.
  •  Applying for the QUEST Grant involves understanding the grant, checking eligibility, preparing necessary documents, and reaching out to the Early Childhood Project Manager for more details.
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Unlock Your Future in Childcare with the QUEST Grant Initiative

Are you dreaming of a career where you can shape young minds and futures? The QUEST Grant Initiative offers an exciting opportunity for those passionate about childcare and early childhood education in Oneida County. Whether you're just starting or looking to enhance your career, this grant can be the stepping stone you need.

What Is the QUEST Grant Initiative?

The QUEST Grant Initiative is here to support aspiring childcare professionals. It's focused on helping you succeed in this vital field by providing financial support for training and offering supportive services. This initiative is about removing barriers and creating paths for individuals dedicated to making a significant impact on children's development.

Why Is This Grant Important?

Early learning is crucial. The demand for qualified childcare professionals is on the rise. QUEST understands this and is committed to investing in the future of our children by making it easier for educators and caregivers to enter and thrive in this profession.

What Does the Grant Cover?

Financial Support for Training: QUEST will cover training-related expenses to help you receive the necessary education and certifications. This means reducing the financial burdens that often come with pursuing a career in childcare.

Supportive Services: Beyond covering costs, QUEST offers tailored services to meet your needs. These services promise to provide the resources and support required for success.

Eligibility Criteria

This initiative is open to individuals passionate about developing young minds in childcare and early childhood education sectors. It aims to support those ready to commit to this rewarding career path as well as supporting those in the field who are interested in upskilling and taking their careers to the next level.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

QUEST celebrates the Week of the Young Child from April 6-12. It's a time to recognize the needs of young children and their families and understand how early childhood programs and services meet those needs. This week aligns with QUEST's mission to support professionals providing these essential services.

How to Apply

Start the application process for the QUEST grant by reaching out to Jo Nowak-Thompson, the Early Childhood Project Manager at 715-304-4192 or via email at [email protected] to get a better understanding of what the grant can do for you. We will then check your eligibility and fill out the necessary documents. 

Impact of the QUEST Grant

This grant does more than help individuals; it contributes to Oneida County's broader economic and community development. By supporting childcare professionals, QUEST is investing in our community's well-being and future.

Are You Ready?

If you're passionate about nurturing young minds and shaping futures, the QUEST Grant Initiative could be your chance to make a meaningful impact. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Contact us today and take your first step towards a rewarding career in childcare and early childhood education. Together, let's grow a brighter future for our children!



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