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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
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