Child Care Expansion

The Child Care Expansion Project was created to increase child care capacity in Central Oregon. This project has generated 944 new child care spots in Central Oregon, achieving a significant milestone for accessibility to care. The project’s funding has supported the creation of new child care programs and expansion of existing programs. Additionally, the funds have supported educational initiatives, covering early childhood education, program quality enhancement, implementation of best business practices, and business coaching.  

Grants Available for Providers 

Early Child Care Business Accelerator Program for Home Based Providers: This free 3-month program equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to become Registered or Certified Family Child Care Providers and offers $5,000 in grant funding upon completion of the program.  Find out more about this opportunity. 

Deschutes County Expansion Grants: For providers that have expanded or are planning to expand their child care program in Deschutes County, grant funds are available ranging from $5,000 to $40,000. Find out more about this opportunity. 

Employer Support 

Child Care Resources remains dedicated to addressing the evolving needs of child care in Central Oregon. In recognition of the critical integration between child care and community workforce, Child Care Resources supports businesses who want to help their employees with their child care needs. There are a variety of ways employers can support employees with their child care needs. Learn More about Employer Supported Child Care or email to receive support. 

Find Child Care  

Persons can easily locate child care programs that have been supported through the Child Care Expansion Project by using the Child Care Expansion Program Map (below). An additional tool persons can use to find ALL child care programs in Central Oregon is Find Child Care Oregon. 


Child Care Expansion Frequently Asked Questions