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  • State urges families to prioritize safety to enable school reopening

    (Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Early Learning Division (ELD), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) urge Oregonians to put safety first as they look to solutions for child care and multi-family learning options this fall. The agencies are prioritizing opening Oregon’s schools to in-person instruction as soon as state metrics show safety […]

  • State agencies issue COVID-19 guidance to Oregon schools and universities

    Media contacts: Allyson Hagen, 503-449-6457, allyson.hagen@dhsoha.state.or.us Marc Siegel, Oregon Dept. of Education: 971-239-7982, marc.siegel@state.or.us Endi Hartigan, Higher Education Coordinating Commission: 971-701-4032, endi.hartigan@state.or.us State agencies issue COVID-19 guidance to Oregon schools and universities Health officials recommend taking steps to prevent infection and keeping schools open  (Portland – March 8, 2020) Public health experts at the Oregon […]

  • Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Results for 2019-20

    The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time for high quality learning (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2019-20 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment, which were largely unchanged from the previous year. The assessment is given each fall […]

  • Funding Opportunities Open to Expand Preschool and Early Learning Services in Oregon

    (Salem, Ore) – The Early Learning Division is now accepting applications to expand culturally specific early learning programs and infant, toddler, and preschool education programs to serve Oregon’s youngest children and families. The funds are available thanks to the Student Success Act – a historic $1 billion annual investment in Oregon education that was approved […]

  • Governor Brown Appoints New Members of Early Learning Council

    (Salem, Ore) – Governor Kate Brown and Early Learning System Director Miriam Calderon welcomed six new members to the Early Learning Council this week. “Success in career, college, and the classroom begins with early learning and preparing our children to be lifelong learners,” said Governor Kate Brown. “We know that we cannot significantly move the […]

  • Temporary Rules Now Permanent

    On March 28, 2019, the Early Learning Council adopted several temporary child care rules, making them permanent. Here is a summary of those changes: Applicable to all providers: Central Background Registry (CBR) Rules update the crimes that are considered disqualifying conditions for enrolling in the CBR. Also, adds programs that are unable to be licensed […]

  • Temporary to Permanent Rules Now Open for Public Comment

    There are several temporary child care rules in effect and the OCC has started the process to make them permanent. Public Comment period is now open and a Public Hearing is scheduled for 3/6/19. Click here to open the Child Care Rule page for more information.

  • The Office of State Fire Marshal recently moved to a new website

    The Office of State Fire Marshal recently moved to a new website and the link to the Renewal of License Fire Safety Inspection Form in OCC renewal/pre-cert packets (LIC-346A) is no longer active. The following links are updated and working: State Fire Marshal Website Licensed Facilities Referral for Fire Safety Inspection Please reach out to […]

  • You’re invited! Provider engagement session/webinar information

    October 12, 2018 The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care is hosting a series of in-person Engagement Sessions and Webinars to gather your feedback on upcoming rule changes – including questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, concerns, you name it! As you know a small set of changes to the child care licensing rules went into […]

  • New Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association

    Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association Does Not Apply To: Healthy individuals over 6, Keizer, Private drinking water wells Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of […]