Educational Support and Grant Opportunities
for Home-based providers

Educational support and funding opportunities are available for home-based child care providers or aspiring home-based providers in Central Oregon.

The Early Child Care Business Accelerator Program for Home Based Providers is a free 3-month program that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to become Registered or Certified Family Child Care Providers. The program includes seven evening classes and three to five business advising sessions. It is offered through NeighborImpact’s Child Care Resources and Central Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center.

The Spring Term program starts on May 1, 2024, and meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM. The first two classes and final class are held in person at the Bend COCC campus and the remaining over Zoom.

Program Benefits for Participants

Program Participants are eligible for a $5,000 grant upon meeting program deliverables:

  • Finish the free, 3-month course and course deliverables
  • Become Licensed and Operational as a Registered or Certified Child Care Provider in Central Oregon
  • Offer Full-time care
  • Complete a site visit with NeighborImpact Child Care Resources

Participants will also receive Oregon Registry Online (ORO) credit – 21 hours in Program Management, ongoing support through NeighborImpact, entrance into the Oregon Child Care Alliance, and a free childcare management software subscription for 2 years.

Are you Program Eligible?

Prior to starting the program, persons need to make sure they can operate a child care business out of their home. Child Care Resources can work with persons to complete items needed before being able to participate in the program:

  • Initiate the Central Background Registry
  • Submit Water Lead Testing for your residence
  • Gain landlord or HOA approval for program site
  • Complete Introduction to Registered Family Child Care Classes One & Two

For persons who are interested in this program, please email childcarebiz@neighborimpact.org or call 541-640-6203.

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