Child Care Providers
Family 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.
Why enroll with Family Connections of Lane and Douglas Counties?
Enrolling with Family Connections is a good marketing tool for your business; it means that we can make referrals to your program when parents are looking for child care. If you are just beginning, we can help you set up and market your business, find trainings, and link with other child care professionals. We can also help guide you toward further professional development. Every quarter you will receive our newsletter, which will keep you informed of training opportunities, important changes in rules, and give you helpful professional information.
Looking for Training and Current Newsletter?
Did you know we post our training and quarterly newsletter online. Whether you lose it, or just didn't receive one, you can view it whenever you want. If you want to receive a newsletter automatically, call to be added to our mailing list. (541) 463-3954
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 a Health & Safety Module online.
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 Session
- Food Handler's Card
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
- Infant and Child CPR/First Aid
- For a list of current trainings available in your area please visit: www.oregonchildcaretraining.org
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. You can enroll with FC even if you are an not a licensed (exempt) provider.