Free Business Coaching

The OCCA offers a wide range of services, including business classes, consulting, free business software and access to tax prep services.

Child Care Business Cohorts

Cohorts bring together similar-sized child care businesses in a peer group and match the group with training, consultation, coaching, and technical assistance.

When you become an Alliance member, you will join a group of likeminded child care business owners in your area, meeting to focus on issues that matter to you: preparing for taxes, increasing teacher compensation, expansion or a business, or creating a comprehensive marketing plan.

Cohorts meet once per month over zoom and the cohort is lead by your OCCA business coach. On occasion, you will also be invited to In-person events. Cohorts and coaching are available in both English and Spanish.

Free Business Coaching

The OCCA understands the issues and challenges child care businesses face in today’s world. Unlike other groups that help small businesses, we have the industry-specific expertise and shared commitment to the success of child care.

Our consulting services focus on the essential business components necessary to create and maintain high-quality child care businesses. Whether you need help with day-to-day operations or want to plan a strategic future for your business, we have the ability to assess your unique circumstances and work through the decisions with you.

Coaching is open to child care providers of all size and levels. Whether you are new to running a business, want help getting organized and preparing for taxes, or are struggling to hire staff, we can help!

Child Care Business Training

The Oregon Child Care Alliance understands that child care businesses are complex and face many unique challenges. That’s why we offer practical, hands-on trainings for both new child care businesses and current ones that address the most critical business topics for family child care owners and child care centers.

All of our curriculum and trainings are FREE and are approved by the Oregon Registry Online (ORO) so you will be receiving continuing education credit for attending.

Free Childcare Management Software

When you join the Oregon Child Care Alliance, you will gain access to free tools and resources to run your business, including a free subscription to business software. The OCCA provides training and support in using the software every step of the way. This business management software lets you:

    • Build and create your own website
    • Communicate with parents quickly and safely through the app
    • Parents can sign their child in and out through their mobile device
    • Bill parents online and set up automatic billing
    • Track income and expenses and Prepare for taxes
    • Coming in 2023: Food Program integration

This software is available in both English and Spanish.

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