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 ensure service continuity and efficient delivery of contracted services.
The Child Care and Education Committee (CCEC) of the Council, also serving as the rules advisory committee, will consider policy and rule concepts during public meetings in November, 2017.
Interested parties and individuals who wish to attend the CCEC meetings may find meeting agendas and materials at the CCEC meeting calendar: https://oregonearlylearning.com/early-learning-council/meeting-calendar/?term=87.
Draft rule language can be found at this link: https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Chapter-414-Division-600-Filing.pdf
Public comment on proposed rule will be open until 5 p.m. December 21, 2017.