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Child Care Rules

The Early Learning Division’s Office of Child Care recently completed a full review and revision of child care licensing rules. The rule process included input from child care providers and other community members. The rules are based on best practices for children’s development and national health and safety standards. The licensing rules provide the foundation for high quality early learning environments. Child care rules cover health and safety, record keeping, enrollment and program activities. The rules also address the training and experience required of staff, and rules on applying for and maintaining a license.

Open Proposed Child Care Rules web page to view the proposed rule books and link to documents describing the major changes.

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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