Free Home-Based Childcare Training - Enroll by April 22, 2024
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Free Home-Based Childcare Training - Enroll by April 22, 2024

Published: March 20, 2024

Enroll now to secure a seat in Jefferson Community College’s (JCC) home-based childcare training program offered free to residents of Jefferson and Lewis counties. Deadline to enroll is April 22, 2024. Upon successful completion, participants will be prepared to start their own home-based childcare business in as little as four months! 

Jefferson’s program provides participants with business and education training and assistance with filing for New York State registration and licensing. Training includes 38 hours of non-credit business and health/safety requirements that may be completed on JCC’s campus and online. Stipends for childcare, and business start-up supplies will be provided to program participants. In addition, mentorship extends beyond the training program. Participants of Jefferson’s home-based childcare training will have the opportunity to join a closed Facebook group comprised of local home-based childcare owners. 

Jefferson’s pilot program for the home-based childcare training began in June 2021 to address the shortage of childcare options for working families in the North Country. As a result, the program has facilitated 64 childcare slots locally. A model for other communities, this initiative was replicated in February 2023 by neighboring areas including a partnership between JCC, Oswego County, Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County, the Small Business Development Center and Oswego County Workforce New York. 

The home-based childcare training is made possible through a partnership between JCC, Community Action Planning Council, and the NYS Small Business Development Center along with generous support by the Jefferson County Local Development Corporation and Advocate Drum.  

Act today! Enroll online or call the JCC Workforce Solutions office at 315-786-2233. A mandatory kick-off meeting for program registrants will be held at JCC on April 25, 2024.   


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