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  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets November 8, 2018

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room 162 from 10:00am-12:00pm.* Agenda and meeting materials are posted below. The State Capitol is located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. For meeting information, please contact Shaire […]

  • Reminder: Child Care Rules Community Engagement Sessions This Week

    Reminder: The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care will be holding online rules engagement session for all licensed child care providers this week. Please see below for additional details. The Early Learning Division recently passed Temporary Rules for each facility, effective July 1, 2018. The Division has also opened rules on the Central Background […]

  • Child Care Rules Open for Public Comment: Governor’s Directive for Parent Notification

    The Office of Child Care (OCC) has rules available for public comment from August 1 – September 18, 2018 at 5pm. Comments can be sent to Peter Blume via email at early.learning@state.or.us or via postal service to 700 Summer St NE, Suite 350, Salem, OR 97301. A summary of these rules can be found below. […]

  • Child Care Rules Community Engagement Sessions: August 2018

    The Early Learning Division recently passed Temporary Rules for each facility, effective July 1, 2018. The Division has also opened rules on the Central Background Registry, training requirements, serious injury and reporting, safe sleep, and the use of restrictive infant equipment for public comment through August 20, 2018. Learn more about these rules and their […]

  • Child Care Rules Open for Public Comment: CCDF, HB 4065 and Infant Needs

    As mentioned last month, the Office of Child Care has suspended the larger child care rule process and split it into two phases. The first phase ensures the Office of Child Care meets the new legal requirements for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), the statutory requirements of HB 4065, and implements additional requirements to […]

  • Temporary Rules Adoption: Some Child Care Rules Effective Immediately

    On June 11, 2018, the Early Learning Division Office of Child Care received a directive from the Governor’s Office to address an urgent need to increase the availability of information to parents about the child care programs where their children are enrolled. “One of the highest priorities as a state is to ensure our children […]

  • Child Care Rules Update: June 22, 2018

    The Office of Child Care received substantial feedback on proposed rule changes for all child care settings during the public comment period that closed May 21, 2018 and has continued to receive questions and feedback. In an effort to allow more time for public comment, as well as offer additional guidance and opportunities to answer […]

  • UPDATED: Child Care and Development Fund State Plan 2019-2021 Open for Public Comment

    Notice of Public Hearing and Comment: The Child Care and Development Fund State Plan maps Oregon’s response to federal requirements under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The state plan serves as the application for Child Care and Development Fund allocations and provides descriptions of, and assurance about, the State’s child […]

  • Child Care and Development Fund State Plan 2019-2021 Open for Public Comment

    Notice of Public Hearing and Comment: The Child Care and Development Fund State Plan maps Oregon’s response to federal requirements under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The state plan serves as the application for Child Care and Development Fund allocations and provides descriptions of, and assurance about, the State’s child […]

  • Public Comment Closing: Licensed Child Care & Regulated Child Care Facilities

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The extended the public comment period for permanent administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities is closing on Monday, May 21, 2018 Registered Family 414-205 (5.1.18 Update) Registered Family Rulebook Draft (Tables Included) Certified Family 414-350 (5.1.18 Update) Certified Family Rulebook Draft (Tables Included) Certified Center 414-300 (5.1.18 Update) Certified Center Rulebook Draft (Tables […]