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Child Care Rules

Current Child Care Rules*

For the most up to date laws and rules, visit the Secretary of State’s Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) webpage.
Temporary and permanent rule changes are incorporated into the official OARs webpage soon after approval by the Early Learning Council.

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PDF and printed versions of the child care rules may not include recent rule revisions while updates are in process.

  • Rules for Certified School-Age Child Care Centers (OCC-0542)
  • Rules for Recorded Programs (UnL-0234)
Recently Adopted Rules or Rule Changes

All CPR classes taken on or after July 1, 2022, must have the in-person training component.
The temporary rule that allowed online-only CPR training expired on June 30th, 2022.

What does this mean?

If you took an online-only CPR class between March 24, 2020 and June 30, 2022, it will be accepted for
training credit in the Oregon Registry Online (ORO). When it is time for the next renewal of your CPR/First
Aid certification, you must complete CPR training with in-person instruction. All CPR classes taken on or
after July 1, 2022, must have the in-person training component.

To find classes, contact the local Child Care Resource & Referral office, or check the Oregon Registry Online Training Calendar at

If you have questions, please contact your licensing specialist or contact

Crib Bumpers Prohibited in Child Care  (Per ORS 464A.504)

The Oregon State Legislature recently amended a statute to prohibit the use of crib bumper pads for children up to age 3. This change also prohibits a facility from having crib bumper pads on the premises, unless a medical professional has determined that using a crib bumper pad is medically necessary for a particular child who uses a crib in the licensed facility. 

The Office of Child Care will be revising the rules for Certified Centers, Certified Family and Registered Family child care facilities to align with this change in statute.