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  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup

    The Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup will meet on Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:00 to 12:00 noon*.  The meeting will be held at the State Capitol Building, Room H470. Statutory Workgoup Agenda Aug 28 meeting DRAFT Agenda: Approve meeting minutes (June 29, 2017 meeting) ORS Chapter 329A  overview Carryover items from June meeting […]

  • Save the date October 27th – Teen-Parent Program Conference

    Save the date – October 27th, 2017 (9 am to 3:30 pm) Teen-Parent Program Conference 6th Annual Teen-Parent Program Fall Conference 2017 The Teen-Parent Program Conference is organized by the Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education  to gather staff involved with coordination and day-to-day work of Teen Parent Programs.  We also invite parenting […]

  • Rule Amendments: License-Exempt Child Care Providers Accepting Federal Subsidies

    OAR Chapter 414, Division 180. The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to amend rules governing license-exempt child care providers accepting federal subsidies. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding (subsidies) from […]

  • Central Background Registry Rule Revision

    The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to enrollment in the Central Background Registry established pursuant to ORS 329A.030. The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care (OCC) administers the Central Background Registry (CBR) pursuant to ORS 329A.030. OCC conducts background checks on individuals associated with child care facilities. […]

  • Child Care and the Solar Eclipse of 2017

    The Early Learning Division is providing the following documents to help you prepare your program and families for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The health and safety of children and staff is important during the solar eclipse event. What: During the solar eclipse, the moon will cover all or part of the […]

  • Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual Conference

    The Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is coming to Portland in October 2017. The Division for Early Childhood (DEC), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, is the principle organization for professionals who work in Early Intervention (Birth to age 3) and […]

  • Important: CBR Processing Timeline- July through October
    Important: CBR Processing Timeline- July through October

    When the Office of Child Care receives a completed Central Background Registry application form and fee, and there are no issues, processing time is normally 3-5 business days from the date the form is received at Central Office before the letter for fingerprinting is mailed out.  (During the busy season of late-July thru October, process time can take up to 14 […]

  • Child Care Statutory Authority Workgroup Meeting
    Child Care Statutory Authority Workgroup Meeting

    At the April 27, 2017 Early Learning Council meeting, the Council adopted the charter for and directed the Early Learning Division to convene a Child Care Statutory Authority Workgroup. A copy of the charter can be found here. The Workgroup is scheduled to convene its first meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm. The […]

  • Earned Income Tax Credit
    Earned Income Tax Credit

    Your household may qualify for a bigger refund with an Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are […]

  • AMENDING RULES GOVERNING VEHICLE USE
    AMENDING RULES GOVERNING VEHICLE USE

    The Early Learning Council will consider formal rulemaking to amend rules governing vehicle use in Registered Family Child Care Homes (OAR Chapter 414, Division 205); Certified Family Child Care Homes (OAR Chapter 414, Division 350), Certified Child Care Centers (OAR Chapter 414, Division 300), Regulated Subsidy Family Child Care Homes (OAR Chapter 414, Division 180) […]

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