As part of ORAEYC's commitment to professional development, we offer a variety of cohort-style trainings that provide in-depth learning experiences, networking opportunities, and insightful workshops from Oregon's certified Master Trainers.  Our cohorts span a diverse collection of programs addressing developmentally appropriate practice, program administration, and other topics. 

Building A Business for Family Child Care

*Accepting applications until November 22nd


Are you ready to take your child care business to a higher level? Distance/In-Person Cohort: We are seeking a diverse group of participants with a range of experience and education. Training will be held in Gladstone at the ORAEYC Conference Room. Training will be conducted in English and textbooks are in English. Watch for a Spanish cohort coming in January. Applications are screened for admission to the maximum of 20 spaces. You MUST be an owner/operator of Certified Family Child Care or a registered Family Child Care Provider. You must be a Step 3 or higher on the Oregon Registry. Training is scheduled 6 Saturdays (one per month) from December 14, 2019 through May 16, 2020. Plus, webinars most Tuesday evenings from January 7 - May 12, 6:45 - 9:15 pm. You must have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet with internet to access the webinars. If you qualify, the Family Child Care Scholarship is available to cover all but $100. Limited stipends for mileage and lodging for those over 100 miles are available. Coaching to help you achieve the course outcomes is provided. College credit for taking this course is also available. 

To apply, click on the link below. To receive an application by mail, call OregonAEYC at 503.496.3991 or email

Training Dates:

Schedule A (Dec 14, Jan 25, Feb 29, Mar 21, April 4, & May 16) - 6 times

8:15 - 8:45   Gathering, refreshments

8:45 - 11:15   Session A

11:15 - 12:00   Lunch provided & networking

12:00 - 1:00   Meeting with Coach

1:00 - 3:00   Session B

Schedule B - Webinars on Tuesday nights 6:45 - 9:15 pm - 13 times

Jan. 7, 14, 21

Feb. 4, 11, 18

Mar. 3, 10, 17

Apr. 7,14

May 5, 12

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