Daycare License Requirements for Oregon

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old and have either 20 semester hours of training in a college or university in early childhood education, child development, or special education; or a Child Development Associate credential; or at least one year successful, full-time work in a group program for children.

     

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    Infants(1:4)
    Toddlers(1:4)
    Preschool(1:10)
    School age(1:15)
    Mixed age groupratio of youngest child in group

     

    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:10)[6 preschool children and 4 school age children, including provider’s own children; restrictions also apply to ages of preschool children]

     

    Oregon Department of Employment

    Child Care Division
    875 Union Street, NE
    Salem, OR 97311
    Phone: 503-947-1400
    Fax: 503-947-1428
    E-mail: child_care@emp.state.or.us

     

    Rules for child care centers

    http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_400/OAR_414/414_300.html

    Rules for certified family care homes

    http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_400/OAR_414/414_350.html

    Rules for family care homes

    http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_400/OAR_414/414_205.html

    Oregon Child Care Associations:

    Oregon Association of Child Care Directors – OACCD

    Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children – OAEYC

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