The Enid Regional Development Alliance (ERDA) is proud to announce Sunny Moon Day Care as the recipient of the first annual MicroEnterprise Grant. A total of nine applications were received representing a variety of small businesses in Enid. The $5,000 award is funded by $2500 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a $2500 match by ERDA.
Sunny Moon Day Care is owned and operated by Latoya Peyton. Mrs. Peyton has over five years of experience in Early Childhood Education and has operated her own facility for more than a year. The in-home daycare focuses on providing evening care from 2-10 pm. This operation allows parents that work later shifts to have an accredited place for their children to go.
“I first give honor to God who provides this love I have for children. Believing in my own dream was one thing, and support from family was a nudge forward; but ERDA’s investment and recognition as I work to grow in Enid is tremendously significant. Their contribution will provide equipment and knowledge I need to further my dream,”said Latoya Peyton.
“ERDA is thrilled to provide funding to a small business owner who provides such a valuable service in our community,” said Lisa Powell, ERDA Executive Director. “Especially during this time, quality day care services are in short supply and evening childcare is even more difficult to find. We look forward to working with Mrs. Peyton to help her continue to grow her business in Enid.”
ERDA will offer the MicroEnterprise Program again during the 2020-2021 fiscal year and will increase the award amount and number of recipients. Details of the application process will be released in the fall of 2020. For more information, contact Trent Misak at 580.233.4232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.