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Child Care Rules

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.  

CPR training online will expire on June 30, 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.

The temporary rule for Registered Family, Certified Family, and Certified Center states: “an online-only CPR certification obtained between March 24, 2020 and June 30, 2022 will be accepted to meet the training requirement until the certification expires.”

On July 1, 2022 the OARs revert back to the regular rule language, which states: “Caregivers must have current certification in first aid and infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR training must have practical hands-on instruction. CPR courses that involve an online component with hands-on instruction may be accepted. Strictly online CPR training is not acceptable.”

To find classes, contact the local Child Care Resource & Referral office, or check the Oregon Registry Online Training Calendar at https://calendar.oregonregistryonline.org/.

If you have questions, please contact your licensing specialist or contact occ.customerservice@ode.oregon.gov.

Temporary Child Care Rules

Current Child Care Rules*

*PDF versions of rule books are not guaranteed to be up to date.  Visit the Secretary of State’s by Oregon Administrative Rules webpage for the most accurate laws and rules. 

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  • Certified Family Child Care Permanent Rule Change (10272021)
  • Certified Child Care Centers Permanent Rule Change (10272021)