Child Care Provider Network

The Child Care Provider Network Projects are a community-based network of child care providers in Central Oregon that work to improve the quality of child care and strengthen child care businesses. Network participants have access to local and State resources as well as each other to provide the highest quality care to the children and families that they work with. There are 3 networks in Central Oregon serving Bend, Redmond and Jefferson County.

Provider Benefits

Network participants are eligible for the following benefits:

• Monthly training opportunities and workshops
• Peer support with other local Network members
• Business improvement incentive grants
• Technical assistance and business marketing strategies
• Community volunteering and participation in community events
• Technical assistance in providing a safe and developmentally appropriate environment within your program

Eligibility

Child care programs that are interested in participating in one of the 3 networks in Central Oregon must meet the following criteria:

• Provider must be registered or certified with Child Care Division
• Provider must be enrolled or willing to enroll in the Oregon Registry at a Step 5 (70 hours of ECE training) and be willing to work towards a higher step
• Provider must accept DHS child care subsidies
• Provider must be willing to participate in home visits
• Provider must be willing to participate in the Child Care Environment Rating Scale (CCERS) evaluation
• Provider must be willing to commit to membership in the network for at least one year
• Providers must be willing to belong to a professional organization

Program Partners

The Child Care Provider Networks are a project of NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources.

Contact

For more information about the Child Care Providers Network, please contact:

Denise Hudson
Projects Coordinator
NeighborImpact Child Care Resources
deniseh@neighborimpact.org
541.323.6518