OREGON EARLY LEARNING DIVISION

Webinar for Child Care Center Directors and Certified Family Child Care Owners

Join us on a webinar to learn more about the New Health and Safety Training Requirements.

August 18th, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Log into the webinar by using the link below:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/927046517
Dial in: 1 (877) 309 2070
Access Code: 927-046-517
Audio Pin: Given once you are logged in

​New Health and Safety Training Requirements

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires training and regulation on specific health and safety topics for all caregivers that are licensed or who receive federal child care subsidy funding. The Early Learning Division will be adopting rules on the new training requirements soon. More information with links to the training will be on the Office of Child Care website by September 30, 2016.

For Certified Child Care Centers and Certified Family Child Care Homes:

Beginning 9/30/16 all new caregivers and substitutes in Certified Child Care Centers and Certified Family Child Care Homes must complete the free online “Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety” training within 30 days. Staff members will receive two hours of training credit for completing the course in addition to the two hours they already receive for orientation. This training is only required to be taken once and is available online with no fee beginning September 30, 2016.

All current caregivers and substitutes employed in a Certified Child Care Center or Certified Family Child Care Home must complete the online “Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety” training by 6/30/17.

For Registered Family Child Care Homes:

All new providers must complete the free online “Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety” training as part of application process beginning 9/30/16. The training is available in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese beginning September 30, 2016.

All current Registered Family Child Care Home providers and substitutes must complete the “Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety” training by 6/30/17. Current providers will receive two hours of training credit for completing the course.

To view the letter mailed to all licensed facilities describing this training requirement, please visit the Office of Child Care website.

Early Learning Division and Partners Launch P-3 Resource Site

There is a growing recognition that achieving third grade success requires a strong continuum of support starting with prenatal development through third grade (P-3). Oregon’s Early Learning Division and Department of Education are partnering with The Children’s Institute, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), The Ford Family Foundation, and Portland State University to support this work in communities throughout Oregon.

Together, we are proud to announce the launch of a new P-3 Resource Website. This site will provide communities, early learning providers, K-3 educators, and families with useful tools and information to support local P-3 efforts that are currently underway, and hopefully, inspire more communities to join in Oregon’s growing P-3 movement.

The site provides resources for educators, early learning providers, families, and policymakers, as well as general information about P-3. Additionally, the site highlights P-3 efforts that are currently taking place in communities throughout Oregon through the state’s Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program, P-3 grants funded by OCF, The Ford Family Foundation and others, as well Children’s Institute’s Early Works Demonstration Sites and Campaign for Grade Level Reading Communities.

To access these tools and resources or to learn about local P-3 efforts underway in communities throughout Oregon, please visit the new site here.

Please contact Brett Walker, the Early Learning Division’s P-3 Alignment Specialist, with any questions at 503.378.5160 or by email at brett.walker@state.or.us.

Regulated Subsidy Family Home Child Care Rulemaking: Implementing the CCDBG Act of 2014

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG) requires states to develop health and safety requirements for all child care facilities that accept reimbursement through Child Care and Development Fund subsidy payments.

Oregon Revised Statutes 329A.505 authorizes the Office of Child Care to conduct on-site inspections when such inspections are required under federal Law and authorizes the Office of Child Care to require improvements or corrections necessary to bring provider into compliance. The administrative rules establish conditions and standards for compliance. Due to these new requirements, the Early Learning Council must adopt administrative rules for regulation and monitoring of health and safety standards for programs that have been exempt from licensing. The requirement becomes operative on November 19, 2016.

In May, the Council held its “first reading” of the Regulated Subsidy Provider proposed administrative rules as submitted by the Child Care and Education Committee (CCEC), serving as the Council’s Rules Advisory Committee. The Council is scheduled to take final action on the rules on June 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 3030 SW Moody Ave, Suite 250, Room 250 C&D, Portland, OR 97201.

Click here to view the proposed rules.

The public comment period on the proposed rules for Regulated Subsidy Family Home Providers closes on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Comments may be emailed to Lisa Pinheiro.

Free Baby Sign Language Class

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Baby Sign Langue Spanish (3)

Don’t miss an opportunity for a Baby Sign Language class on Wednesday, June 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 am. It will be held at Earl Boyles Elementary School, in partnership with Mt. Hood Community College Early Head Start, in the Earl Boyles Infant-Toddler Room (10822 SE Bush St, Portland OR). The class will be free, there will be child care, breakfast treats, and goodies to take home.

Child Care and Development Block Grant Act Rulemaking

The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to implement the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Act requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund. The Early Learning Council will promulgate new rules covering the on-site health and safety monitoring of licensed-exempt providers serving families receiving Employment Related Day Care subsidy (ERDC).

The Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires the Early Learning Division to begin annual health and safety inspections of license exempt Child Care providers who accept federal subsidies. ORS 329A.505 authorizes the Office of Child Care to conduct on-site inspections when such inspections are required under federal Law and authorizes the Office of Child Care to require improvements or corrections necessary to bring provider into compliance. The rules establish conditions and standards for compliance and sets forth the Early Learning Division’s Office of Child Care (OCC) procedures and requirements for the inspection of exempt child care facilities subject to and in accordance with federal and state laws governing child care providers accepting subsidies.

Public comment will be accepted through June 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (extended from the original date of June 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.).

For an update, please view Regulated Subsidy Family Home Child Care Rulemaking: Implementing the CCDBG Act of 2014

Early Childhood Summer Institute

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Early educators, child care providers, and kindergarten teachers are encouraged to attend the Early Childhood Summer Institute at David Douglas High School-South Campus on June 20-24, 2016. This free professional development opportunity provides multi-day courses that include:

  • Exploring Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Development through a Trauma-Informed Lens
  • So You Want to Start a Preschool
  • Motivational Interviewing for Home Visitors
  • High Quality Instruction to Support Language Development and Address Academic Gaps for Young Learners
  • Preschool Implementation of Early Childhood PBIS through the Teaching Pyramid
  • Approaches to Learning in Early Childhood: Collaborative Problem Solving and PBIS
  • The Early Intervention Practitioner as Coach

REGISTER HERE!

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