UPDATE: Emergency Child Care is available for families in Oregon. For more information, click here.
COVID-19 Resources: For Providers
For questions regarding COVID-19, providers can call 1-800-342-6712 or their local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R).
Providers can also submit questions by emailing ProviderContact@state.or.us.
Help policymakers understand what it really costs to provide high-quality child care
Providers are invited to participate in the Oregon Child Care Cost of Quality Study to better understand the costs and expenses to provide high-quality child care. The Oregon Early Learning Division commissioned the Center for American Progress to conduct the study. The results of this study may inform how the state sets the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) subsidy rate and determine the current and future investments needed in Oregon.
Complete the survey today! Your input will help make the case for increased public investment to support providers and increase compensation for the early childhood workforce.
Deadline Extended: Survey closes Friday, November 6, 2020.
Parent and Caregiver Survey: COVID-19 Impact on Child Care Needs
The Early Learning Division is asking for feedback on families’ experiences searching for and using child care during the pandemic.
Encourage your families to take the 15-minute survey and help make a difference! Input will help ELD understand family needs and increase support for child care providers.
All parents and caregivers who complete the survey will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! Survey closes October 31, 2020.
Questions? Contact Denise Ford with ODI at (916) 205-6851 (English) or Laura Wilson with ODI at (541) 606-8350 (Spanish).
COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan Template
A COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan template is available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese for programs to complete. Click below to download.
If you choose not to use ELD’s template, your plan must include all of the required elements that are identified in ELD’s template.
Programs have 45 days from the issue date of ELD’s template to complete their plan. The plan must be provided to families in a manner they can understand by Friday, November 9, 2020. You do not need to send the plan to ELD unless requested.
Updated Child Care Guidelines Available
On August 14, the Early Learning Division, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, released the new “Health and Safety Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education Operating in COVID-19.”
The updated guidelines take effect Tuesday, September 1, 2020 —providers may implement the changes earlier, as long as they implement all of the guidelines.
Click below to read how the guidelines were developed and to view 14 sections detailing requirements and recommendations.
For mobile users: English Guidelines, Spanish Guidelines, Russian Guidelines, Vietnamese Guidelines, Chinese Guidelines