Elevate offers resources for child care providers and across 7 focus areas. Each one represents a key element of a successful program.
How to use these focus areas
There’s no sequence you need to follow. You may want to explore all of the resources and tools in a single focus area. Or, you could dip into different areas and choose a combination. It’s up to you.
One of our Service Navigators can talk to you about your goals and help you choose a focus area to start with. Connect with a Service Navigator.
Build your team
No matter the size of your program, recruiting staff and building skills are key to its success. Get resources for building your team.
Connect with families
Families are at the heart of your work as a child care provider. Find ways to communicate and resources you can share. Get resources for connecting with families.
Enhance your environment
Explore ways to make sure your facility is safe, offer healthy meals, enrich the environment, and more. Get resources for enhancing your environment.
Find resources for children and families
Sometimes families and children need support beyond what your program offers — like help with developmental delays or mental health issues. Get resources that can help children and families.
OEC strongly encourages programs to become nationally accredited. It means you’re aiming for the highest level of quality in the care you provide. Get accreditation resources.
Manage your business
Child care programs are businesses — and we want to help yours succeed. Get resources to manage your business.
Support child development
Elevate offers resources that will deepen your understanding of how children learn and grow. You’ll also learn practical approaches you can apply right now in your classroom. Get resources to help you support child development.