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    Oregon Child Care Market Price Study The Market Price Study identifies child care prices and geographic distribution of these prices across the state as well as examines geographic patterns in the prices charged by facility by age of child served, type of care, and pricing modes (hourly, monthly, etc). 2018 Oregon Child Care Market Study […]

  • Rule Revision: Licensed Child Care & Regulated Child Care Facilities

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities. ORS 329A directs the Early Learning Council to adopt administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities to ensure the health and safety of children in care. The Notice […]

  • Rule Revision: Repeal Special Populations & Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers Programs

    Oregon Administrative Rules – Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division OAR Chapter 414, Division 150 Special Populations Program OAR Chapter 414, Division 400 Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Child Care Program The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to repeal rules for the Special Populations and Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Child Care programs as these programs have […]

  • Emergency Preparedness Survey

    The Early Learning Division is working with a group to create a statewide Early Learning Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Plan for child care facilities. Emergency management personnel, early learning educators, and other disaster preparedness, tribal representatives, and agency staff have a goal to develop a plan that provides value to child care providers and stakeholders […]

  • ODE Seeking Director of Communications

    The Oregon Department of Education is seeking an innovative and dynamic executive to lead our Communication’s Office. This position is a Principal Executive/Manager F, full-time, and serves on the agency’s management team. The purpose of this position is to provide agency leadership with a comprehensive public affairs program.  To accomplish this, the Director of Communications oversees the […]

  • The Early Learning Division is moving and CBR Online Application outage

    The Early Learning Division will be moving both of their Salem offices to the Veteran’s Building, 3rd floor.  The ELD Central Office staff will move effective February 26, 2018.  The ELD Division of State Lands staff will move effective March 5, 2018.  The mailing address for this building is 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 350, […]

  • 2017-18 Preliminary Kindergarten Assessment Results

    2017-18 preliminary kindergarten assessment results show correlation with 3rd grade skills The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment. This year, for the first time, there is a cohort of students who have taken both the kindergarten assessment and the 3rd grade […]

  • Public Testimony: Lead Testing in Licensed and Regulated Child Care Facilities

    The Early Learning Council will continue to accept public testimony for lead testing water in child care facilities until 5pm January 25, 2018. Please send to A link to public testimony that was received by the initial January 21, 2018 deadline can be found at this link: Added 2/23: Additional public testimony received between January […]

  • Oregon’s Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment is on the road!

    This assessment is intended to gather information about Oregon’s infants and toddlers and their families and the services and systems in place to support them; with the goal of putting action steps in place to strengthen supports and services. The team, a partnership between the Early Learning Division, the Oregon Health Authority and many community […]

  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets January 17, 2018

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room H470 from 1:00-3:00pm.* Agenda and meeting materials are posted below. The State Capitol is located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. For meeting information, please contact Alyssa […]