Lincoln County Child Care Business Start Accelerator

**NEW Program, in SPANISH, starts March 2024**

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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!

Benefits include:

• 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)

For more information, contact

Lynette Wynkoop | | 541-917-4919
(Certain prerequisites apply, see below –registration deadline is September 1)

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 for the Spring program will be announced soon. 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.


For more information, email OCCC SBDC Director Gregory Price