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  • 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) […]

  • Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines Release
    Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines Release

    We are pleased to announce the release of Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines, which align the learning and developmental progressions for children ages 3-6 in the domains of approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics. The Guidelines are designed to equip early learning providers and kindergarten teachers with a set of […]

  • Child Care Resource & Referral Request for Application Release
    Child Care Resource & Referral Request for Application Release

    You are invited to apply! The Early Learning Division is now accepting Requests for Application to be a Child Care Resource and Referral partner in the following service delivery areas: Region County(ies) SDA Multnomah Multnomah SDA Marion-Polk-Yamhill Marion, Polk, Yamhill SDA Washington Washington SDA Clackamas Clackamas SDA North Coast Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia SDA Linn-Benton-Lincoln Linn, […]

  • License Exempt Providers Rule Revision
    License Exempt Providers Rule Revision

    License Exempt Providers Rule Revision ​The Early Learning Council will begin formal 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 […]

  • Child Care & Development Fund State Plan
    Child Care & Development Fund State Plan

    A draft of Oregon’s Child Care and Development Fund State Plan for 2016-2018 is open for a 60 day public comment period through February 26, 2016. There will be a public hearing on the State Plan on February 18, 2016. Information will be posted on the Early Learning Division website. The Early Learning Council is reviewing […]

  • Kindergarten Assessment Results Remain Stable
    Kindergarten Assessment Results Remain Stable

    The Oregon Department of Education released results last week from the fourth annual Kindergarten Assessment (KA). The assessment is given each fall to entering kindergarteners and provides a snapshot of students’ foundational skills in three core areas of learning and development: early literacy, early math, and approaches to learning. “At Early Learning, we continue to focus […]

  • Brain Building Oregon Website Launched
    Brain Building Oregon Website Launched

    The Early Learning Division to Launch Website Promoting Brain Building in Children (Salem, Ore.) – The Early Learning Division with the Oregon Department of Education is launching a website, Brain Building Oregon, to promote brain building in children from birth to five years old. The new site features 12 resources that are meant to serve […]

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