Lane County supporting employees by partnering with local childcare provider

Lane County supporting employees by partnering with local childcare provider
Posted on 04/22/2024

Finding childcare is challenging for many parents in our area, and a lack of childcare can keep parents from being able to participate in the workplace. As part of its efforts to attract and keep a talented workforce, Lane County is partnering with local childcare provider Tip Tap Grow to help its employees access childcare. 


“We are one of many areas in Oregon considered a childcare desert,” said Lane County Chief Human Resources Officer Alana Holmes. “When we surveyed our employees last year, hundreds shared their concerns about being able to obtain childcare. This new partnership will not only support our employees and help Lane County remain an employer of choice, but also supports a growing local business.”


The partnership will allow County employees to be prioritized for up to 50 new spots at Tip Tap Grow for children between 6 weeks old and 6 years old. County employees will be responsible for paying the same tuition rates as other parents. Any of the 50 spots not used by a County employee will be available to the public.


In order to help Tip Tap Grow expand and offer these new placements, Lane County is providing an investment of $25,000 in the business. 


“This is a first for our agency,” said Holmes. “We hope to see other employers begin to invest in similar programs so that more parents have access to childcare.”


Tip Tap Grow celebrated with a ribbon cutting this past weekend and will open on May 1. 


About Tip Tap Grow

Tip Tap Grow is a childcare center with a unique performing arts model that supports the growth and development of children. It is also a recent recipient of a Seeding Justice Grant to help support its expansion. More information is available at