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  • A Statement From the Director About Provider Appreciation Day On May 12th
    A Statement From the Director About Provider Appreciation Day On May 12th

    This week, Oregon joins states around the country in recognizing the important work of child care providers, with Provider Appreciation Day on May 12th. We know that 95% of a child’s brain growth occurs before the age of five, and 65% of all children under the age of six have both parents in the workforce. […]

  • New Coaching Competencies Guidance for Early Learning Educators in Oregon

    How do instructional coaches help preschool teachers improve? The Early Learning Division asked colleagues at the Oregon State University’s Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI) to help answer that question. The result was new guidance addressing what coaches can do to effectively support quality teaching and learning, as shared in the new Oregon Coaching Competencies. The […]

  • Public comment open for June proposed administrative rule updates

    There are four administrative rule sets open for public comment beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Public comment will close for the rule sets Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Submit public comment by either attending public hearings (linked below) OR send testimony in Word or PDF format to Remy Watts, Rule Coordinator.   School-Age Center […]

  • Public comment open for May proposed administrative rule updates

    There are two administrative rule sets open for public comment beginning Sunday, May 1, 2022. Public comment will close for the rule sets Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. Submit public comment by either attending public hearings (linked below) OR send testimony in Word or PDF format to Remy Watts, Rule Coordinator.   Fire Safety […]

  • Public comment open for April proposed administrative rule updates

    There are two administrative rule sets open for public comment beginning Friday, April 1, 2022. Public comment will close for the rule sets Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. Submit public comment by either attending public hearings (linked below) OR send testimony in Word or PDF format to Remy Watts, Rule Coordinator.   Kindergarten […]

  • Public comment open for proposed administrative rule updates

    There are several administrative rule sets that are open for public comment beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Public comment will close for all rule sets Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 5 p.m. Submit public comment by either attending public hearings (linked below) OR send testimony in Word or PDF format to Remy Watts, Rule Coordinator. […]

  • 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.

  • Oregon Releases Kindergarten Assessment Results for 2018-19

    Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Results for 2018-19 The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time to invest in high quality learning Media Inquiries: Melanie Mesaros, 503-856-6040 (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2018-19 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. The […]

  • Governor Brown Kicks Off Raise Up Oregon Plan

    Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today joined state agencies, Early Learning Council members, and legislators in unveiling Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan, which provides a roadmap for how state and local communities can work together to ensure Oregon’s youngest children can enter school ready to learn. Research shows the first few years of […]