IN-PERSON CPR TRAINING REQUIRED AFTER JUNE 30, 2022
The temporary Oregon Administrative Rule allowing online CPR training will expire on June 30, 2022. Providers who took an online CPR class between March 24, 2020 and June 30, 2022, will receive training credit in the Oregon Registry Online. When it is time for renewal of CPR/First Aid certification, providers must complete CPR training with in-person instruction. All CPR classes completed on or after July 1, 2022, must have the in-person training component.
If you’re looking for classes, contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral office, or check the Oregon Registry Online Training Calendar at https://calendar.oregonregistryonline.org. If you have questions, please contact your licensing specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC COMMENT OPEN FOR TEMPORARY RULES FOR RECORDED AND LICENSE-EXEMPT EMPLOYMENT RELATED DAY CARE PROVIDERS
Public comment is now open on the Early Learning Division’s (ELD) website for a temporary rule to allow recorded programs, which are currently unlicensed facilities, to be enrolled in the Central Background Registry. License-exempt ERDC providers will also be required to enroll in the Central Background Registry.
This rulemaking gives ELD the authority to include both recorded programs and license– exempt subsidy recipients into the pool of “subject individuals.” These rules will be proposed for temporary adoption at the May 25, 2022 Early Learning Council meeting.
For more details on how to comment or participate, go to https://oregonearlylearning.com/may-2022-admin-rule-updates.
HAVE YOU HEARD? ELD WILL SOON BECOME DELC
The Early Learning Division, along with a few Oregon Department of Human Services programs such as Employment Related Day Care, will be changing to the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) in about a year. What is the advantage of joining early childhood education systems into one agency? There are several benefits:
- Maximize early learning funding and expansion opportunities
- Increase the number of culturally responsive child care and early learning settings
- Improve access to high-quality child care and early learning for all Oregonians
- Deliver more equitable services for families, children, and providers
In a nutshell, the creation of DELC allows us to expand and strengthen early learning systems to better serve Oregon’s children and families.
Learn more by visiting the DELC website.
SHARE YOUR GRATITUDE ON PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY: MAY 6, 2022
This week, we’re celebrating you, providers, and all your contributions! Provider Appreciation Day® is May 6, 2022 – celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day every year to recognize child care providers, teachers, and educators of young children everywhere.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide proclamation to recognize National Provider Appreciation Day, encouraging Oregonians to thank child care providers for their dedication and support of the social, emotional, and physical care of our youngest children.
As stated in the proclamation, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous hardship for child care providers and the families of Oregon who depend on them,” she said. “Providers have continued to meet the needs of families, while risking their health and financial stability to remain open.”
Oregonians can share stories and offer gratitude on social media with the tag #ThankYouChildCare or #ThankATeacher.
ELD CELEBRATES ASIAN AMERICAN AND
PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH
This month and throughout the year, we honor and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identity, culture, and history. NPR recently published an article about the background of AAPI Heritage Month, “The story behind Asian Pacific American Heritage, and why it’s celebrated in May.”
“Our history is also filled with incredible stories of resilience, of persistence, of determination, to fight for our basic rights. This is a celebration of our history, of our culture … and all the different ways in which our community has really demonstrated that we’re not only here to stay, we are a part of this fabric — a part of this country.”
– Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate
Click here to read more.
In addition, check out these resources and professional development opportunities:
- Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Education Northwest
- Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Zero to Three
- Humanizing Asian Americans in the Classroom Through Children’s Literature, Learning for Justice
- 9 Books to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PBS for Parents
- Learning Together, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
- 4 Ways to Incorporate More Asian American Perspectives Into the Curriculum, Edutopia
- How to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Kids, Parents Magazine
- OREGON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE PROVIDERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE SURVEY
Center- and family– based owners, directors, teachers, assistants, and aides (whether currently employed or not) —share your experiences by completing this survey by May 16, 2022. If you are eligible, you will receive an email with a link to the survey. Look for an email from “The Preschool Development Grant” that you would have received around April 18. Questions? Didn’t get an email and think you should have? Contact Denise Ford. Email: email@example.com Call or text: 916-205-6851.
- MAY PROVIDER INFORMATION SESSIONS
The recording for the session (English language) on Tuesday, May 3 is available here. The next session (Spanish language) will be 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, May 5. Click here for the Zoom invite. In these sessions, ELD shares a recap 2022 Legislative Session, discusses the ELD Programs Team and Preschool Promise, and provides a check-in on COVID-19.