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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers
    Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers

    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 from the Child Care and Development […]

  • Central Background Registry Administrative Rules Revisions
    Central Background Registry Administrative Rules Revisions

    The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to revise 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. Subject […]

  • Portland Water Bureau Lead Testing
    Portland Water Bureau Lead Testing

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) was notified by the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) confirming that lead levels in the Portland water service area had recently exceeded federal standards. As public health officials and the agency responsible for regulating lead levels in municipal drinking water systems, OHA directed the PWB to take immediate action to accelerate […]

  • ELD News: Subscribe or Update Your Preferences
    ELD News: Subscribe or Update Your Preferences

    If  you are interested in receiving news from the Early Learning Division, you should subscribe to our mailing list! If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, you can update your preferences by following the link above. We want to start or continue sending you information that you care about and are relevant to […]

  • Students and Families: Applications Now Open for Grants and Scholarships
    Students and Families: Applications Now Open for Grants and Scholarships

    Eugene, Oregon | The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) encourages students statewide to apply now for grants and scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov. OSAC awards more than $80 million each year in state-funded grants and privately funded scholarships to help students meet their college expenses. More than 500 privately funded scholarship […]

  • Time to turn back the clocks and let your light shine!
    Time to turn back the clocks and let your light shine!

    Be Seen. Be Safe. Dress bright morning and night As daylight saving time ends Sunday morning, Nov. 6, TriMet and our partners want to remind everybody to turn clocks back an hour, change the batteries in smoke detectors and increase safety when walking and biking. During the darker months, TriMet encourages our riders to “Be […]