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 better meet the needs of infants in child care.
This first phase of rules is now open for public comment. A copy of the rules can be found online:
The public comment period is open until August 20, 2018, and comments can be sent to Peter Blume via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal service to 700 Summer St NE, Suite 350, Salem, OR 97301.
The Office of Child Care also plans to hold several engagement sessions throughout the state and online to provide opportunities for providers to ask questions during this period. These rules will be presented to the Early Learning Council for adoption on August 30, 2018, and will be effective September 30, 2018.