Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
For early care and education providers
Caring for Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs
An excellent resource on best practices and standards. This resource can be downloaded from the web or ordered as a hand-book.
Department of Human Services Employment Related Day Care
The DHS Employment-Related Day Care Program (ERDC) provides a child care subsidy for low-income families. The website includes information on eligibility. Local child care resource and referral programs also provide information on ERDC.
Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Oregon’s umbrella agency administering programs for people with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities.
Eco-Healthy Child Care
A link to help early care and education providers reduce children’s exposure to toxic hazards common to the early learning environment.
Fema course IS-366: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
Now published and available in the FEKC and on the Emergency Management Institute.
National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
NCCIC offers an array of information resources for early care and education providers. Providers can call the toll-free number and ask for an information specialist to ask specific questions or to be directed to resources for specific disabilities at 1-800-616-2242.
Oregon Administrative Rules
See OARs related to child care.
Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
A part of Portland State University offering training, mentoring and the opportunity to sign up for the Professional Development Registry for early care and education providers. Call 503-725-8535.
Oregon Child Care Food Handler Certification
Oregon Child Care Health and Mental Health
The Health Matters Committee emerged from the 2008 Early Childhood Summit with the charge to improve the health of Oregon’s children. Documents are posted here describing a vision for health and mental health consultation, initially centered on child care settings, and recommending steps for developing a statewide infrastructure and services.
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities - Inclusive Child Care Program
The Inclusive Child Care Program helps lower-income working families of children with disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders or special health care needs. Services include a supplemental subsidy to help with higher-cost care.
Oregon Central Coordination of Child Care Resource & Referral (CCCCRR)
CCCCRR has information about community resources including training and accommodation. For a list of current CCCCRR agencies call 1-800-342-6712.
Safe N Sound Child Care Health and Safety Tips (pdf)
Safe N Sound is a set of child care health and safety policies based on best practices and created by Multnomah County Health Department for use in early care and education settings