Lincoln County Child Care Business Start Accelerator
September 13-November 29, 2023
Accelerated Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Do you want to launch a successful in-home child care business, or grow your existing business? Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
• 21 hours of in-person classroom time with OCCC SBDC, Family Connections CCR and special guests. Topics include: how to get started, managing your business, employees and finances, and exploring supporting agencies in Lincoln County.
• Free dinner served at each Wednesday evening class! (Or, join live, via Zoom, from home.)
• 10 hours of one-on-one advising sessions with an experienced small business professional.
• Plus, a start-up grant (of $5,000 or more) may be applied for upon successful completion of the program and becoming a CF or RF. (Grant funds generously provided by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners)
What to Expect
This three-month program focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful, licensed home-based child care businesses. The Accelerator course is offered at no charge. The program has seven in-person classroom sessions offered from 6pm to 9pm as well as six advising sessions with the instructor. Students are expected to attend all classes and advising sessions to be eligible for a start-up grant.
A complimentary dinner will be served at each evening session.
In addition to the 21 hours of classroom time and six hours of advising, participants should expect to spend 30 to 40 hours outside the classroom (4-6 hours per week) to get their home-based child care businesses off the ground.
Registration deadline is Friday, September 8 — To be accepted into the Early Child Care Business Accelerator program, students must coordinate ahead of time with Family Connections Child Care Resources (CCR) to make sure that the following preconditions have been met beforehand:
• Complete the Registered Family Child Care classes One & Two
• Initiate the Oregon Employment Department’s Central Background Registry
• Submit home “water testing” sample
• Verify that your Homeowner’s Association (HOA) or rental lease agreement allows for running a child care business out of your home.
The seven in-person classroom sessions take place on the following Wednesdays (6pm-9pm) at OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport (400 SE College Way)
Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29
For more information, email OCCC SBDC Director Gregory Price.