Margarita Hidalgo, Founder & CEO, Sweet Bee Day Care
"We've worked hard the last several months to create a healthy and safe place for our children. Now we are growing fruit and vegetables in the front yard and teaching the kids how to care for a garden," says Margarita Hidalgo.
COVID-19 forced Margarita to close the doors of Sweet Bee Day Care for many months. It was a challenging time, but with the capital she received from our Rent Grant and Emergency Express Loan programs, Margarita transitioned the daycare for a safe reopening, including retrofitting the outdoor space into a garden and a playground.
Her focus is to create the best daycare experience for her community in Sleepy Hollow with a mission to “be in service to happy parents and children."
A former participant in our SCALE program, we are proud to have walked alongside Margarita since the beginning of her entrepreneurial journey.
"I had no recourse to start a company, but with perseverance, focus, faith, and the right guidance, I knew I could be successful," says Margarita. "And little by little, I learned how to build a company strategically."