Yamhill Community Care Approves $733,333 in Funding for Yamhill County Childcare Task Force Projects

March 25, 2024

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Yamhill Community Care Approves $733,333 in Funding for Yamhill County Childcare Task Force Projects

McMinnville, Ore. – Yamhill Community Care (YCCO) Board of Directors approved funding for the initial and work-ready projects proposed by the Yamhill County Childcare Task Force, amounting to $733,333. This funding, part of the Community Prevention and Wellness (CPW) Fund, signifies the collaborative effort to strengthen childcare infrastructure and services in Yamhill County.

The approved funding will be delivered by a contracted partnership with Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) to provide workforce development programs; expansion grants, including support for home-based providers; childcare apprenticeships; and targeted assistance for Spanish-speaking early educators.

“We recognize the critical need for quality childcare services in our community,” said Seamus McCarthy, CEO of YCCO. “By investing in these initiatives, we aim to address gaps and strengthen community wellbeing—not only for working parents, but also the learning and development of children.”

The committee also plans to supplement and expand existing childcare focused projects and businesses already in operation. In collaboration with community and private sector partners, the CPW Fund Committee is actively identifying facilities for the creation of new childcare spots, the placement of new workforce professionals, and the opportunity to embed additional YCCO member services.

About Yamhill Community Care:
Yamhill Community Care (YCCO) is a Coordinated Care Organization that serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Yamhill County and parts of Washington and Polk County. YCCO’s more than 75 employees are dedicated to improving members’ quality of life by coordinating family support services and effective, integrated, patient-centered health care. YCCO stands out as the only CCO that is also an Early Learning Hub. Learn more at www.yamhillcco.org, and follow YCCO on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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