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Rulemaking Advisory Committees

Rulemaking Advisory Committees


Rulemaking Advisory Committees (RACs) are made up of community members who provide crucial guidance in the rule writing process. RAC members provide input and suggestions for rulemaking while considering equity and fiscal impacts. “Rules” are laws that participants in Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) programs must apply and follow, such as requirements for Oregon Pre-Kindergarten program or licensed child care. Apply to join a RAC and help shape early learning programs in Oregon.

RACs meet between two and four times over the course of a month and members are provided compensation for participation. At this time, RACs are only held virtually. Listed on the right side of the page are RACs that are currently recruiting or meeting. If you see a RAC listed, but applications are closed, you can provide feedback by reaching out to the staff contact listed.    


For individuals with disabilities, individuals who speak a language other than English, or individuals who need technical assistance, ELD can provide assistance. See staff contact information.

Baby Promise Rulemaking Advisory Committee

The Baby Promise Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) is a group of community members who will help agency staff shape and implement rule language for new Baby Promise programming.

Baby Promise is a publicly funded program offering free, high-quality early care and education for infants and toddlers from low-income families in Oregon.

WE ARE SEEKING DIVERSE VOICES to represent the broad populations served by Baby Promise.

Committee members will include:
  • People from culturally specific organizations providing (or wanting to provide) high-quality, culturally responsive infant and toddler care.
  • Infant-toddler educators.
  • Child Care Resource & Referral and Early Learning Hub representatives.
  • Tribal Nations representatives.
  • Union or advocate representatives.
  • Parents of infant and toddler children eligible for the program.

Participants will be reimbursed for their time dedicated to this RAC and will positively impact organizations across Oregon.


  • There will be between two and four VIRTUAL meetings of the BP RAC held over the course of late November and early December 2021.
  • Scheduling will be finalized with the RAC participants.
  • Two meetings will be required; we will only go beyond the two meetings if we have not developed the finalized rule recommendation.


D E A D L I N E:  Friday, November 5, 2021

State Contact

Remember D. Watts

Early Learning Council Administrator & Rule Coordinator
O: 971.701.1535