Quality Care Connections provider specialists offer consultations about licensing, assistance with business concerns and child care management issues. We offer a wide variety of training opportunities and topics, and will gladly help you with your business concerns including marketing, problem solving, and communication with parents.
How do I become listed with DHS to receive child care Subsidies?
Some families receive assistance through DHS to pay for child care. If you have such a family who's children you care for and you are not yet listed with DHS, the listing form should come directly from the family's caseworker to insure you are linked to that family. If you have not yet been connected to a family, you can download a Pre-listing form. More info on the program can also be found on the Oregon Child Care Provider Information page. Before listing with DHS you must complete Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN), and Infant and Child CPR/First Aid.
How do I become a Licensed Child Care Facility?
The Office of Child Care (OCC) is the state agency that regulates child care in Oregon. OCC regulates three different types of child care facilities: Registered Family Child Care, Certified Family Child Care and Certified Child Care Centers. To read the rules and regulations concerning all three types of care, you can visit the Office of Child Care website or call OCC at 1 (800) 556-6616 for detailed information.
To become licensed, you will need the following:
- Family Child Care Overview Training (Contact Quality Care Connections for details.)
- Food Handler's Card
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)
- Infant and Child CPR/First Aid (Contact Quality Care Connections for details.)
- Enrollment in the Central Background Registry
- Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety
- Prevention Is Better Than Treatment
- Safe Sleep for Oregon's Infants
Can I provide care without being licensed?
There are exceptions under which you can provide care for children without being licensed or registered. To find out what those rules are, visit the OCC website or call FC for information.
Provider Resources and Other Related Links
The staff at QCC understand the hardship on child care providers at this time. We are available over the phone, and by email, to provide coaching, technical assistance, and professional development planning.
View our General Resources for Child Care Providers Impacted by the Coronavirus to see potential financial resources and other services to support you during this challenging time.
- Fall 2020 Newsletter
- DHS Provider Guide
- Office of Child Care
- USDA Food Program
- School-age and Youth Programs
- What to include in a First Aid Kit
- Rules for excluding sick children from child care
- Quality Indicators
- Quality Care Connections Provider Complaint Policy
- What you can do about Child Abuse
- Early Childhood Education Degree and Certificate Information