Building a Business
Certified Family Child Care Program Management Training
Applications are OPEN for hybrid/distance Cohort 8.
Thanks to AFSCME Training funds and the Oregon Department of Education we are able to offer
a satellite regional cohort for Eastern Oregon for 2017-2018.
The training will be held over 10 Saturdays,
one or two per month.
Are you ready to take your child care business to a
higher level? Do you need hours in Program Management
for QRIS? We want a diverse group of providers. Training will be conducted
in English and books and handouts are in English, but
non-native speakers have been successful participants.
You must be at Step 3 or higher on the Oregon
Registry. You must commit to attend all 10
training sessions. Training is scheduled one or two Saturdays per month from September 23, 2017 through April 14, 2018. Training includes 60 hours of Set Two Training
in Program Management plus Orientation, Q & A sessions,
and coaching in the development of a Business Plan which
meets the course outcomes and is the foundation of your
You MUST currently be a Owner/Operator of Certified
Family Child Care, staff of a Certified
Family Child Care or a Registered Family Child Care
Provider who wants to improve their program in QRIS.
This program applies to those who serve children in
any age group from infants through school-age.
Dates: Classes are held on Saturdays
8:15 am – 3:30 or 5:00 pm. You must commit to
attending all sessions. See this calendar
for training dates and details.
Location: There will be two training sites - AFSCME Offices in Pendleton and Portland.
Costs: $200 per person which can be
paid in installments. The balance of the tuition is
covered by two scholarships. You can pre-apply for the
Cohort Scholarship at OCCD.
Select according to your current Step 3-8.5 or 9-12.
Receipt of a scholarship award does not guarantee a
space in the Cohort. The scholarship/commitment form
for AFSCME and the Office of Child Care is completed
Application in Word
or as a
PDF. Complete applications and supporting letter
must be returned by Friday, August 11, at 5:00 pm.
Participants accepted on a space available basis.
All applications are screened for qualifications,
geographic appropriateness, and commitment to the program.
Only 10-12 participants will be chosen for each site.
Still not sure? Here is what past participants have
essay - PDF from Cohort 4
"At first I was hesitant
to enroll in the Building a Business course, when my
friend told me about it. I wasn’t sure what to
expect and if it was going to be beneficial for me since
English is my second language. But soon after attending
a few classes, I was pleasantly surprised that this
course was going to be extremely beneficial. I was going
to learn lots of new things that I would be able to
apply to my own daycare in order to expand it and make
it more efficient." Fereshteh, Cohort 4