January 19, 2022


As of January 19, 2022 the Early Learning Division (ELD) is no longer accepting COVID-19 supply orders and the form is closed. Any orders completed after January 18, 2022 will be cancelled. These supply packages included items such as masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, etc. Recent demands for vaccine supplies and tests have required a shift in focus for the state distribution center.  

If you have recently completed an order, the ELD will contact you with a status update. If you have questions regarding a recent order, please contact ECCGrants@ode.oregon.gov or 971-707-2029.  

Reminder: If you received a Child Care Stabilization grant or Reopening grant, funds can be used to cover COVID-19 related expenses such as tests or masks.  


Join the Early Learning Division (ELD) in February to learn more:

  • Check in on COVID-19 with Oregon Health Authority
  • Update on Child Care Stabilization Grant Awards
  • Agency and Program Updates

Tuesday, February 1 | 6 to 7 p.m.
All provider types. (Interpretation available)

Thursday, February 3 | 6 to 7 p.m.
Spanish language. (All types)


The deadline to nominate an outstanding Oregon teacher for Regional Teacher of the Year is January 31, 2022. Click here to submit a nomination today. Regional winners will receive a $500 award in May 2022 and move a step closer to being named 2023 Oregon Teacher of the Year.  

Candidates for Oregon Teacher of the Year are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled licensed public school educators in grades pre-K through 12. For more information on the program, visit oregonteacheroftheyear.org/about/.  


Applications open for Alternative Rate Methodology Advisory Committee
The deadline to apply to be a member on the Alternative Rate Methodology Advisory Committee is January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Apply and help develop and shape the principles and framework. Click here apply and for more information on the Committee and Child Care Cost of Quality Study.  

Complete a Survey from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE)
Oregon is participating in a study called the Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning (SEQUAL) conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley. Watch for an email from CSCCE with a link to a SEQUAL survey. This research was made possible by the Early Learning Division.