CoRise allows providers to focus
on what matters:
caring for children
A provider-owned and led business to elevate the family child care industry.
CoRise is a flexible, transparent, and empowering provider network that will administer a range of local and virtual services. It is designed to ease providers’ administrative load and create access to new forms of revenue for greater financial security. CoRise uses the cooperative model to center providers in the decision-making process and ensure responsiveness to their needs.
Family child care is one of the most vulnerable – and currently shrinking – segments of the child care industry. FCCPs face an untenable workload and often receive poverty wages.
Average Annual Income
Hours Per Week
Women and People of Color
The vision for CoRise is to meet the full range of business needs that family child care providers have and to elevate the profession through greater investment.
Responsive and respectful business and quality improvement coaching provided by a real person, in English and Spanish
Business Operations, Streamlined
New Revenue Streams
Access to marketing, employer contracts, and public funding streams
Technology-enabled tools for managing cash flow, taxes, attendance,
enrollment, purchasing, and more
Leveraging the benefits of scale to offer reduced prices
Resources for developing curriculum, menus, and more
Community, Stronger Together
Virtual and in-person forums that encourage peer networking,
advocacy, genuine connection, and continuous quality improvement
What Providers Say About CoRise
“Child care providers, like myself, sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed because of the extra paperwork. We must make a choice between being behind on daily paperwork or spending less time doing the thing that we all love the most, which is interacting with the children in our program.”
— Pam Franks,
Playful Steps and Licensed Family Child Care Provider
CoRise Illinois Board Member; Senior Program Assistant, Helen Miller SEIU Member Education & Training Center
CoRise Illinois Board Member; Chief of Operations, SEIU Healthcare IL/IN/MO/KS
CoRise Illinois Board Member; Executive Director, ICA Group