Brunswick-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. is accepting applications for its free 2023 Child Care Business Lab designed to help entrepreneurs start a child care business.

The six-month program, starting in March, will include the Family Child Care Group, for those interested in opening a home-based child care business, and the Facility Child Care Group, to open a child care facility in a commercial building.

Program workshops will be conducted live via Zoom, in person, in on-demand online learning sessions, one-on-one meetings with a business advisor and personalized coaching sessions with a child care mentor.

Applications are open to anyone living in Maine and are due on March 4. The application and more information are available at


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