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Rules Resources

Certified School-Age Child Care Centers


In June 2022, the Oregon Early Learning Council approved new rules that apply to licensed programs who provide learning and care services to only school-age children. These rules were intentionally designed for school-age-only programs to remove requirements that were duplicative or unnecessary in public school settings, and to create an easier path to licensure. The rules were written in clear, plain language and align with national best practices.  

Many of Oregon’s school-age-only programs participated in the process to create this set of rules. Programs shared insight into the unique needs of school-age-only programs and provided crucial feedback to establish rules that support quality care. Thank you to all who participated and shared feedback!  

School-Age Center Rules Information Sessions

Thank you to all who attended the virtual information sessions held on November 29 and November 30. Please share your session experience by completing this feedback form.

During these sessions, attendees were able to

  • hear from Regional Manager Kristina Christian and Senior Licensing Specialist Cheryle Myers,
  • learn about the rules for licensed programs that only care for school-age children, and
  • explore any questions about these rules.

If you weren’t able to attend, watch the session recordings:


A webinar video series on the new school-age rules. 

This series will provide an overview of the rules, explain key features and how rules are organized, and highlight any changes in rules or new rules. The Office of Child Care is here to support you, your staff, and your program. If you have any questions, contact your Licensing Specialist or call 1-800-556-6616.