February 13, 2023 | Child Care Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Certified School-Age Child Care Centers:
Watch Part Two of the Webinar Video Series, Save the Date: March Provider Information Session, ELD on Instagram, Participate in the ERDC Rulemaking Process, and New Announcements from the Early Learning Division

Certified School-Age Child Care Centers:
Watch Part Two of the Webinar Video Series

Part two of the school-age rules webinar video series is now available. Watch videos one through 13 by clicking the button below. The videos cover a variety of topics from center capacity to emergency preparedness to transportation. Visit Rules Resources – Oregon Early Learning Division to download support documents that are referenced in the series. 

This webinar video series was created as an introduction to the rules for Certified School-Age Child Care Centers. The videos provide an overview of the rules, explain key features and how rules are organized, and highlight changes in rules or new rules. 

After watching, please share your feedback on the series by completing this form 

Webinar Playlist

Save the Date: March Provider Information Session

Mark your calendar for the next events in our series of provider information sessions:  

Wednesday, March 15 | 6 to 7 p.m. 
All provider types. (Interpretation available)

Thursday, March 16 | 6 to 7 p.m. 
All provider types. (Conducted in Spanish)

More details and a link to register coming soon. 

Watch previous information sessions on the ELD’s Provider Information Sessions page. 

ELD on Instagram!  

The Early Learning Division (ELD) is excited to share that we have launched an Instagram account! The ELD Instagram will share information with community members who are interested in learning more about the ELD and partner programs. Each resource will be especially helpful for families with children ages 0 to 5.   

Please encourage the families you serve to follow us: @oregonearlylearning 

Participate in the ERDC Rulemaking Process 

Learn about the transition of the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) by attending a five-meeting series for community partners and the public. The series will also include an opportunity to participate in a Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) and help shape ERDC-related rules.  

The first two meetings in the series will serve as an orientation to the Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC) and how it will work after it moves to DELC. All are welcome to attend these sessions. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

The meetings will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. To attend, join via Zoom

The remaining three meetings will be Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings, led jointly by the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and ELD. A RAC is a group of community members who will help agency staff review the removal of ERDC from ODHS rules and the adoption of ERDC rules under DELC.  

Participants will be reimbursed for their time dedicated to this RAC at the rate of $50 per meeting. The RAC meetings will be held on Thursdays at 9 a.m. on March 9, 4 p.m. on March 16, and 4 p.m. on March 23.  

We hope to have diverse voices within the RAC to represent communities within Oregon’s Early Learning System. Committee members may include:   

  • Families  
  • Child care providers   
  • Representatives from advocacy organizations   
  • Representatives from culturally specific, community-based organizations   
  • Early Learning Hub representatives   
  • Child Care Resource & Referral representatives   
  • Tribal Nations representatives   

Select your preferred language to sign up as a committee member on the Rules Advisory Committee:

English Application

Aplicación en español

Приложение на русском языке


Ứng dụng bằng tiếng Việt

You will be provided a Zoom link for the RAC meetings via email after you have signed up, and before the first meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Pargeter at jordan.pargeter@ode.oregon.gov.   

New Announcements from the Early Learning Division 

As you know, Oregon recently got a new governor. You may be wondering whether a new governor will cause any major changes at the ELD (soon to be the Department of Early Learning and Care). We are pleased to share that our current director, Alyssa Chatterjee, will remain as head of the current agency–and the new one!  

Also, Gov. Kotek has shared publicly that early learning and child care is one of her top three priorities during this term. There are many conversations happening in the legislative session that will affect early learning programs. If you are interested in tracking bills and actions later in the session, you can visit the legislature’s public information website. When new resources for legislative information regarding ELD/DELC are available, we will share them! 

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