April 14, 2023 | Child Care Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Provider Information Session Dates, Deadline to Apply for the Certified Center RAC, Raise Up Oregon Feedback Needed, and the Early Learning Higher Education Consortia is requesting applications

Saved the Date: May Provider Information Sessions

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

Wednesday, May 17 | 6 to 7 p.m. 
All provider types. (Interpretation available)

Thursday, May 18 | 6 to 7 p.m. 
All provider types. (Conducted in Spanish)

More details and a link to register will be coming soon. 

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

Deadline Today! Apply For Certified Center RAC 

The Early Learning Division’s Office of Child Care (OCC) will be updating the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for Certified Child Care Centers. A Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will provide valuable feedback on the proposed rules and identify financial and equity effects that might result from the proposed updates. 

ELD invites you to apply for the Certified Child Care Center Rules Advisory Committee. Committee members may include:: 

  • Directors/representatives from certified child care centers from across the state 
  • Parents/family members of children in these types of programs 
  • Community partners working with young children in child care settings 
  • Early Learning Hub representatives 
  • Tribal Nation representatives 
  • Child Care Resource and Referral representatives 

Participants will be compensated for their time and insights. The application deadline is April 14. RAC meetings—approximately five are planned—will run late April through May.  

Apply Now!

If you have questions, please contact Abby Strom at abby.strom@ode.oregon.gov


  • Share feedback on Raise Up Oregon, Second Edition
    Does Oregon’s plan for early childhood address your community’s priorities? Let the state know what you, your children, and your family need by completing a feedback form. The deadline to give input is 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Visit the RUO page for more information.   
  • Early Learning Higher Education Consortia: Request for Applications
    A Request for Applications (RFA) for the Early Learning Higher Education Consortia is open to government agencies, private or public entities, and nonprofit organizations for the fiscal year 2023-2025. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, May 8. Save the date! ELD is hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, April 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information and to attend the webinar, visit oregonearlylearning.com/administration/grant_oportunities/