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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
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


Rules for child care centers

Rules for certified family care homes

Rules for family care homes

Oregon Child Care Associations:

Oregon Association of Child Care Directors – OACCD

Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children – OAEYC