Douglas County Childcare Coalition

Childcare is everyone's business

Childcare Incentive Program

The D.C. Childcare Coalition is offering financial bonuses to:

  • A newly hired childcare staff or an owner/operator of a new childcare program
  • A childcare owner/operator who expands their business to increase the number of children cared for
  • A childcare owner/operator who adds slots in one or more of the needed types of care

Review the Program Guidelines to see if you qualify. Request and application link by emailing [email protected] or calling 541-957-5808.

The lack of childcare in Douglas County reached a critical level during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting employers to approach Business Champions for Kids and Care Connections & Education for solutions. As a result, a group of committed early learning professionals, business leaders, education & workforce partners, government officials, and interested community members created the Douglas County Childcare Coalition.

The mission of the Douglas County Childcare Coalition (DCCC) is to increase the quantity, quality, and accessibility of local childcare. The group analyzed supply and demand to set a bold goal to increase the childcare capacity by 30% to include 150 new infant/toddler/preschool slots and 50 new afterschool slots for K-5 graders.

Since 2020, the Douglas County Childcare Coalition has supported home-based and center childcare operators, encouraged workforce participation in childcare, identified challenges and solutions to establishing new facilities, and raised awareness about the vital role childcare plays for all of us.

Targeted Actions by the DC Childcare Coalition

The Coalition takes action in the following areas:

Childcare is Fundamental

The Childcare is Fundamental campaign highlights the significance of quality and accessible childcare for parents, employers, and the community. Visit to learn more about how the lack of childcare affects Douglas County Oregon and ways you can help.

To get involved: [email protected]