IN THIS ISSUE: The Early Learning Council is recruiting new members; we are calling for participation in the new Rule Advisory Committee for Certified School-Age Centers; A REMINDER about the Office of Child Care Name Change passed; the Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program (ECSEPP) needs Regional Service Providers.
Early Learning Council Member Recruitment
The Early Learning Council is looking for five new members to shape early childhood policy in Oregon and we need your help in getting the word out!
These positions are appointed by Governor Kotek and individuals who are interested are encouraged to apply. This Council ensures that our state-funded early childhood programs and investments are coordinated in a way that is accessible to children and families. We hope you’ll consider either applying yourself or sharing this with individuals who may be interested.
Read more about this opportunity . . .
Rule Advisory Committee for Certified School-Age Centers!
The Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) will be updating the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for Certified School-Age Centers. The Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD) will create a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) to gather valuable feedback on proposed rule changes and identify supports that may be needed to implement the proposed changes.
DELC would like to invite members of the following groups to apply to participate in the RAC:
- Directors/representatives from certified school-age 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.
There will be one RAC Meeting held Wednesday, October 11th from 11:00-1:00pm.
The application period is August 14 through September 15
The Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program (ECSEPP) is accepting applications for Regional Service Providers.
What is a Regional Service Provider?
A Regional Service Provider is an organization that provides Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) services to Early Care and Education Providers and coordinates IECMHC services with other early childhood technical assistance providers, to promote Early Care and Education Provider access to resources, training, and other technical assistance opportunities.
What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation?
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (“IECMHC”) means a prevention-based approach that pairs a mental health consultant with adults who work with infants and young children in the different settings where they learn and grow, such as childcare, preschool, home visiting, and early intervention.
Applicants can choose from two options when applying to become a Regional Service Provider.
Prior experience implementing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is NOT required!
Option 1 (Planning Grant):
Applicants who are interested but may need a period of time for planning have the option to apply for a planning grant.
Option 2 (Implementation Grant):
Applicants who believe they are ready to begin implementation of equity-centered IECMHC have the option to apply for an implementation grant.
Apply and review the requirements for becoming a Regional Service Provider today!
More about ECSEPP
The goal of the ECSEPP is to prevent and reduce disparities in the use of suspension, expulsion, and other exclusionary practices. Regional Service Providers will support the social-emotional well-being of young children by implementing culturally responsive, equity-centered Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC).
Questions? Contact Laura Sprehe (email@example.com).
Applications are due on September 15, 2023
Office of Child Care Name Change
We are happy to inform you that the Office of Child Care (OCC) will now be named Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD).
You may have noticed the new name rolling out on our website and various other digital platforms, as well as on forms and communications coming from the CCLD. This will continue in the coming months.
Again, we want to reassure you that despite the name change, the role and functions of CCLD remain unchanged, and there is no action required from child care providers regarding this change.
In addition, the Child Care Licensing Division now has a new email address. The customer service phone number will remain the same:
- New CCLD Email: CCLD.Customerservice@delc.oregon.gov
- CCLD Customer Service Phone: 1-800-556-6616