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  • Get Involved: Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment

    Parents and providers participation and feedback are crucial for the success of our statewide Infant Toddler assessment. There are several ways to get involved and share your experience: Focus groups: Would you like to help recruit and host a parent focus group so we can learn about parent experiences with raising an infant or toddler? […]

  • Rule Revision: Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Rules

    Oregon Administrative Rules – Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division OAR Chapter 414, Division 700  – Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Program The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to adopt rules governing the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit program. In 2003, the legislature enacted the Oregon Child Care Contribution Tax Credit to […]

  • Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers
    Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers

    The Early Learning Division received notification from the Consumer Product Safety Commission of a recall on widely used Kidde brand fire extinguishers. Please take time to check your fire extinguisher to see if it is part of the recall. Below is the recall summary. For more details and images of all the models for recalls, […]

  • Rule Revision: Relief Nurseries

    November 2, 2017 The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to adopt rules governing Relief Nurseries. ORS 417.788 directs the Early Learning Division to support relief nurseries statewide as funding becomes available. 417.788 (1). Section 28, chapter 624, Oregon Law 2013 requires the Early Learning Division to enter into contracts with relief nurseries to […]

  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets November 6, 2017

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Monday, November 6, 2017. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room 350 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.* Agenda and meeting materials are posted below. The State Capitol is located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 For […]

  • Rule Revision: Enrollment in Central Background Registry

    The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent 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. […]

  • Early Learning System Director Steps Up Safety Improvements

    NEWS RELEASE Media Inquiries: ELD.Media@state.or.us Early Learning System Director Steps Up Safety Improvements Statement from Miriam Calderon, Early Learning System Director The Early Learning Division has issued an emergency suspension of a licensed child care center related to the tragic death of an infant. This baby and their family are at the center of my […]

  • Celebrating Head Start Awareness Month!

    Thank you to Governor Kate Brown for proclaiming October as Head Start Awareness Month. The Early Learning Division is excited to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month. This is the time of year that Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten programs from across the state connect with their partners to share about exciting work that is being done […]

  • 2017 Lynne Angland Award Recipients Announced
    2017 Lynne Angland Award Recipients Announced

    The Early Learning Council announced today the two recipients of the 2017 Lynne Angland Award. The Lynne Angland Award recognizes people and organizations who improve safety, quality, affordability and access to child care in Oregon at both the state and local levels. Lynne Angland was a passionate visionary dedicated to Oregon’s families. Lynne’s service, passion […]

  • Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
    Preschool for All: Investing in Equity

    The Portland State University Early Childhood Council is hosting a free all-day event on October 13th: Preschool for All, Investing in Equity. The Oregon Early Learning System Director, Miriam Calderon, will be a featured speaker. Topics include how to address gaps in access to early childhood education and how to support young children’s rights to […]