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Our Mission


Our Mission


 "To provide opportunities, resources, and recognition for the professional development of family child care providers. This support encourages providers to strive for excellence in caring for children."

PRO is a grassroots organization that started in 1985 by Child Care Providers just like you to provide support for each other.  It has grown into a statewide non-profit information and support organization of Family Child Care Providers in Oregon. As such, we are open to all child care providers statewide. Just like its beginnings, our goal is to encourage child care professionalism by providing and/or promoting provider training for quality child care, good business practices, and risk reduction. By actively cooperating with other public and private organizations we hope to increase the resources, opportunities, and stature of Family Child Care in Oregon.     

The event that grew into PRO

One day in 1985 a parent showed up at a Family Child Care Program with her child and a basket of laundry. She wondered if the provider could do her laundry since she was JUST home watching kids anyway. This event led the realization that there was a need to professionalize Family Child Care. This was the beginning of the grassroots organization that began to look at ways to do that as well as support each other.  This idea became the Provider Resource Organization or PRO.



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