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  • Nurse Hotline Available to Assist Oregon Child Care Providers During COVID-19

    (Salem, Ore) – The Early Learning Division is partnering with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to support Oregon child care providers with a COVID-19 nurse hotline. The number, 1-833-647-8222, will be available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Child care providers can access the toll-free hotline for assistance with: Symptoms […]

  • Raise Up Oregon Progress Report for 2019-2020 Released

    (Salem, Ore.) – Today, the Early Learning Council released a new report offering an update on the progress of Raise Up Oregon, the state’s five-year strategic early learning system plan. The Progress Report showcases advances across five state agencies between January 2019 and September 2020 on the three system goals: Children arrive ready for kindergarten […]

  • Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

    Today Governor Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of Oregon is fulfilling orders at […]

  • State urges families to prioritize safety to enable school reopening

    (Salem, Ore.) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Early Learning Division (ELD), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) urge Oregonians to put safety first as they look to solutions for child care and multi-family learning options this fall. The agencies are prioritizing opening Oregon’s schools to in-person instruction as soon as state metrics show safety […]

  • Oregon Early Learning Division Highlights Child Care Options as Families Navigate COVID-19 and Return to School

    (Salem, Ore.) – With in-person public schooling delayed in many communities across Oregon, families need to know what options are available for safe child care for their school-age children. The Early Learning Division (ELD), the state agency responsible for regulating early education and child care, is sharing information with families about how to make safe […]

  • Early Learning Division Releases Updated Guidelines for Child Care During COVID-19

    (Salem, Ore.) – Today, the Early Learning Division (ELD) released an update to guidelines for child care and early education operations during COVID-19 developed in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. They use the latest data and best practices to protect the health and well-being of staff, children, and families in child care. “Child care […]

  • Parents Invited to Share Feedback on Health and Safety Precautions in Child Care During COVID-19

    (Salem, Ore.) – The Early Learning Division (ELD) is inviting parents and caregivers to take a 10-minute online survey related to safety precautions in child care during COVID-19. The survey is open until Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9 p.m. As the pandemic evolves and as Oregon reopens, the state is interested in hearing from […]

  • Early Learning Division Distributes Essential Supplies to Child Care Providers During Pandemic

    Just as store shelves were emptied of toilet paper and hand sanitizer at the beginning of March, Early Learning Division (ELD) staff went to work to respond to the needs of child care providers – many of whom wouldn’t be able to operate without access to cleaning supplies and other essentials. “Due to the COVID-19 […]

  • Early Learning Division Announces Second Phase of Emergency Child Care Grants

    (Salem, Ore.) – Today, the Early Learning Division (ELD) is announcing a second round of Emergency Child Care (ECC) grants to assist child care providers during the COVID-19 crisis. The grant program uses resources allocated to Oregon to support the state’s response to this emergency. The Request for Applications (RFA) for this limited, one-time grant […]

  • Early Learning Division Response to State Audit on Background Check Process

    (Salem, Ore) – The Secretary of State (SOS) released an audit today that identifies some areas where the Early Learning Division (ELD) can work to strengthen safety for children and background check processes for child care providers. The audit was initiated in part because of an awareness by the Governor’s Office and the ELD that […]