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  • The Early Learning Division is moving and CBR Online Application outage

    The Early Learning Division will be moving both of their Salem offices to the Veteran’s Building, 3rd floor.  The ELD Central Office staff will move effective February 26, 2018.  The ELD Division of State Lands staff will move effective March 5, 2018.  The mailing address for this building is 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 350, […]

  • 2017-18 Preliminary Kindergarten Assessment Results

    2017-18 preliminary kindergarten assessment results show correlation with 3rd grade skills The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment. This year, for the first time, there is a cohort of students who have taken both the kindergarten assessment and the 3rd grade […]

  • Public Testimony: Lead Testing in Licensed and Regulated Child Care Facilities

    The Early Learning Council will continue to accept public testimony for lead testing water in child care facilities until 5pm January 25, 2018. Please send to A link to public testimony that was received by the initial January 21, 2018 deadline can be found at this link: The Early Learning Council will also receive an […]

  • Oregon’s Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment is on the road!

    This assessment is intended to gather information about Oregon’s infants and toddlers and their families and the services and systems in place to support them; with the goal of putting action steps in place to strengthen supports and services. The team, a partnership between the Early Learning Division, the Oregon Health Authority and many community […]

  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets January 17, 2018

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room H470 from 1:00-3:00pm.* 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 Alyssa […]

  • A Visit to Tribal Head Start Programs – by Shawna Rodrigues

    There are nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, and five of these tribes have federally grant funded Head Start classrooms as part of their services for children and families. The unique government-to-government relationship that accompanies these grants means there is a specific Region (referred to as Region 11) that supports this work. Tribes also have […]

  • Community Action Helps Mom Start Child Care Center

    Child Care Resource and Referral from Community Action in Hillsboro recently received a letter of appreciation from Norma, a working mom who successfully started a child care business in 2012. She took advantage of classes and guidance offered through Community Action and became registered and licensed. Norma used what she learned to turn the first […]

  • Rule Revision: Reposted Lead Testing in Licensed and Regulated Child Care Facilities

    The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to testing water for lead in licensed and regulated child care facilities. These rules have been redrafted with some corrections and additions for public comment. Increasingly, information indicates lead is leaching into water through plumbing and piping. Young children are at greatest risk […]

  • 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 […]