May 6, 2021 | Child Care Updae


In mid-May, ELD will publish updates to the “Health and Safety Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education Operating During COVID-19.” Register to join a webinar to review Version 2.0 updates on the dates listed below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

For more information, download the flyer: 

Registered Family (RF) and Certified Family (CF) Providers
May 26, 2021 | 6 to 7 p.m.

Certified Center (CC) Providers
May 27, 2021 | 6 to 7 p.m. 

Spanish-speaking Providers
June 5, 2021 | 9 to 10 a.m. 


You’re invited to attend a webinar on Tuesday, May 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn about legislation related to early learning and child care. Early Learning Division joins the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Governor’s Office to host a webinar on House Bill (HB) 3073. Click here for more information on HB 3073, including frequently asked questions.  

Click on your preferred language below to submit questions about HB 3073. 
English | Spanish | Russian | Vietnamese | Chinese

Join the webinar on Tuesday, May 11 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Join by Zoom:
Or phone: +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 979 6087 4011 


It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Friday, May 7 is National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. We admire Oregon early childhood educators for their passion, talent, perseverance, and BIG hearts. Thank you for supporting children and families, especially during this challenging year. Take care and be kind to yourself! Consider this advice from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, award-winning physician, researcher, and advocate, and California’s first Surgeon General:

“Educators can deliver the daily doses of healing interactions that truly are the antidote to toxic stress. And just as the science shows that it’s the cumulative dose of early adversity that’s most harmful, it also shows that the cumulative dose of healing nurturing interactions is most healing . . . We know that educators are the backbone of our society. As we do this work, I want to encourage you to put your own oxygen mask on first. Because we need you in this fight. We need you in this struggle. In order for any of us to provide that safe, stable, and nurturing environment for the children that we serve, we have to practice self-care so that we can be available. Please make sure to put your own oxygen mask on and practice real care for yourself so that you can be there for the next generation.”

Click here to read the full Edutopia interview.

There are so many ways to show appreciation for educators this week and throughout the year. Click here to read a recent article by Education Week. 

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