NeighborImpact is working to alleviate the childcare crisis in Central Oregon by bolstering the growth of childcare services. The expansion of childcare involves providing funding and educational resources to childcare providers and persons aspiring to become providers in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Funding for the program comes from an $8.2 million grant from the state of Oregon, House Bill 5202.
The Childcare Expansion Project was created to increase childcare capacity in Central Oregon. This project has generated 777 new childcare spots in Central Oregon, achieving a significant milestone for accessibility to care. The project’s funding has supported the creation of new childcare programs and expansion of existing programs.
Open Opportunities for Providers
Educational opportunities are provided in collaboration by NeighborImpact Childcare Resources and the Small Business Development Center at Central Oregon Community College. Funding and educational opportunities are currently available for both existing and aspiring home-based providers to start or expand childcare programs.
Childcare Resources remains dedicated to addressing the evolving needs of childcare in Central Oregon. In recognition of the critical integration between childcare and community workforce, Childcare Resources supports businesses who want to help their employees with their childcare needs.