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  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets November 8, 2018

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room 162 from 10:00am-12:00pm.* 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 Shaire […]

  • COSA Statewide Early Learning Conference: November 7-9, 2018

    2018 Statewide Early Learning Conference Join the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators  for their sixth annual Statewide Early Learning Conference. This year at the Hilton in Eugene. This conference energizes and empowers attendees to face changes and gain skills. With over 50 sessions, exciting networking opportunities, and thought-provoking speakers, attendees will leave exhilarated and more prepared to […]

  • You’re invited! Provider engagement session/webinar information

    October 12, 2018 The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care is hosting a series of in-person Engagement Sessions and Webinars to gather your feedback on upcoming rule changes – including questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, concerns, you name it! As you know a small set of changes to the child care licensing rules went into […]

  • Oregon Early Childhood Summit: October 24, 2018

    Oregon Early Childhood Summit: Supporting All Kids in our Programs and Classrooms Join Dr. Walter Gilliam and a panel of colleagues from diverse early childhood settings in Oregon to discuss social emotional development, equity, expulsion, and relational health for our youngest Oregonians. To be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom at Portland State University […]

  • Reminder: Child Care Rules Community Engagement Sessions This Week

    Reminder: The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care will be holding online rules engagement session for all licensed child care providers this week. Please see below for additional details. The Early Learning Division recently passed Temporary Rules for each facility, effective July 1, 2018. The Division has also opened rules on the Central Background […]

  • Child Care Rules Open for Public Comment: Governor’s Directive for Parent Notification

    The Office of Child Care (OCC) has rules available for public comment from August 1 – September 18, 2018 at 5pm. Comments can be sent to Peter Blume via email at early.learning@state.or.us or via postal service to 700 Summer St NE, Suite 350, Salem, OR 97301. A summary of these rules can be found below. […]

  • Child Care Rules Community Engagement Sessions: August 2018

    The Early Learning Division recently passed Temporary Rules for each facility, effective July 1, 2018. The Division has also opened rules on the Central Background Registry, training requirements, serious injury and reporting, safe sleep, and the use of restrictive infant equipment for public comment through August 20, 2018. Learn more about these rules and their […]

  • Healthy Families Oregon, a Healthy Families America affiliate, Accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America

    Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) recently announced that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Healthy Families Oregon (HFO), has been reaccredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to families who want to learn about building a strong relationship with their baby and improving their child’s health, nutrition, and developmental outcomes. HFA is […]

  • Child Care Rules Open for Public Comment: CCDF, HB 4065 and Infant Needs

    As mentioned last month, the Office of Child Care has suspended the larger child care rule process and split it into two phases. The first phase ensures the Office of Child Care meets the new legal requirements for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), the statutory requirements of HB 4065, and implements additional requirements to […]

  • Oregon Prekindergarten Extended Head Start Duration Pilot

    The Early Learning Division (ELD) is partnering with six Oregon Pre-kindergarten (OPK) Head Start grantees to offer extended services to participating children and families beginning in the 2018-19 program year. ELD will provide additional funds to grantees to transition 170 enrollment slots from part-day to extended-day services. Along with the funds for transitioning these slots, […]