Become a Child Care Provider

Become a Child Care Provider2024-04-11T15:19:10-07:00

Free consultation and support for new child care providers


Quality child care programs in demand

There is a shortage of high-quality early learning programs across the nation. This not only impacts children’s early development but also creates challenges for working parents seeking stable and nurturing environments for their children. Addressing this need is crucial to ensuring equitable access to education and fostering the healthy growth and development of our youngest learners.

Becoming a child care business owner

The process to set up a new child care business can be overwhelming. Child Care Aware can connect you to resources that build your knowledge, skills and business including using the Iron Triangle to support successful early learning programs. We also offer free consultation and support throughout the licensing process.


Our Services

If you are interested in becoming a licensed child care provider, we can help! Our services include:

Access to a coach who can support you with:

  • Licensing process
  • Access to templates and forms
  • Setting up your environment
  • Finding business resources
  • Applying for available grants

Access to Business of Child Care Training including:

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Marketing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Finances

Program Contacts

Who to Contact

Call or email us to schedule a meeting with a coach who can come to you and customize your support.

Phone: (360) 952-3466

ECE State Resources

Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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