The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to implement the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Act requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding from the Child Care and Development Fund. The Early Learning Council will promulgate new rules covering the on-site health and safety monitoring of licensed-exempt providers serving families receiving Employment Related Day Care subsidy (ERDC).
The Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires the Early Learning Division to begin annual health and safety inspections of license exempt Child Care providers who accept federal subsidies. ORS 329A.505 authorizes the Office of Child Care to conduct on-site inspections when such inspections are required under federal Law and authorizes the Office of Child Care to require improvements or corrections necessary to bring provider into compliance. The rules establish conditions and standards for compliance and sets forth the Early Learning Division’s Office of Child Care (OCC) procedures and requirements for the inspection of exempt child care facilities subject to and in accordance with federal and state laws governing child care providers accepting subsidies.
Public comment will be accepted through June 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (extended from the original date of June 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.).
For an update, please view Regulated Subsidy Family Home Child Care Rulemaking: Implementing the CCDBG Act of 2014