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Find Child Care

One of the most important decisions your family will ever make is choosing child care. Find Child Care Oregon provides information, resources, and guidance to help you to make the best decision when choosing a child care program that meets the needs of your family. Finding the right program takes time, so start early.

CHILDREN AGES 5 AND OLDER ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINES 

On November 3, Governor Kate Brown announced pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine are approved for use in Oregon for children ages 5 through 11. 

“This is great news for Oregon children, parents, and families. Vaccination is the best tool we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Governor Brown. “With today’s review by leading doctors, pediatricians, and health experts, Oregon parents and children can be confident in the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5-to-11-year-olds.” 

Initially, the supply for pediatric doses will be limited. Please be patient with our health care providers and pharmacies.  If you have questions, check out Oregon Health Authority’s blog or reach out to your health care provider. 

Steps to Finding Quality Child Care

Step One: Understand Your Options

Step Two: Visit and Ask Questions

  • Visit multiple programs
  • Observe and ask questions using the Quality Checklist when visiting each program

Step Three: Take a Closer Look

  • Consider whether the programs meet your family’s needs
  • Ask about the programs’ participation in Spark (Oregon’s Quality Rating and
    Improvement System)
  • Use the Child Care Safety Portal to find the compliance history of the programs

Step Four: Choose a Program

  • Stay involved and communicate with the child care program often
  • Visit and participate in the child care program when you can