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Child Care Resource & Referral

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Child care Resource and Referral services promote the health, safety and development of young children in childcare settings as part of Oregon’s Early Learning System. They are responsible for providing a wide variety of program services which include recruiting, training and promoting retention of a high quality, diverse Early Learning and Child Care Workforce through professional development and collaborating with community partners to align and coordinate local early learning systems.

They serve as community experts for child care systems and the Early Learning Workforce. Their work prioritizes support for Early Educators serving Children Furthest from Opportunity representing various sectors across the Continuum of Care to participate in Professional Development opportunities. These include but are not limited to family and center based child care, license-exempt care, preschools, Head Start and Early Head Start, family support, home visitors, early intervention, public and private schools.

Providers and partners who receive funding from the state through an ELD contract or agreement are required to complete an equity training. Click here for more information.