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Find out exactly what licensing you need in Oregon and connect with us to help you make it so.

Connect With One Of Our Child Care Licensing Specialists

We’d Love To Help You Get Licensed to Practice Child Care in Oregon

Oregon has some very specific licensing requirements that child care professionals must adhere to. If you don’t get your necessary licensing, you could end up not getting paid or, even worse, getting fined by the state!

How Do I Know If I Need Licensing?

In order to find out exactly what licensing you need, simply answer these questions:

Are you caring for three or fewer children, not including your own children?
Are you related to all of the children you are caring for?
Are you providing care in the home of the children, not including your own?
Are you only caring for the children on an occasional basis (70 or fewer days in a year)?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, you may be considered exempt from licensing requirements.

If you answered “No” to all of the questions above and you are providing child care, you may be subject to licensing requirements.

Start Getting The Licensing You Need Today!

If you do need to be licensed, we’d love to help you out! You can always contact us. For your first time licensing, see below:

First, you’ll need to complete the following:

Attend a Family Child Care Overview class
Obtain an Infant/Child CPR and First Aid card
Obtain a Food Handlers Card
Attend a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect class or take the online training
Attend Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety class or take the online training.

Understand Your Ongoing Licensing Needs

Next, listed child care providers also need to complete additional trainings each year. To find out exactly what licensing you need moving forward, you can give us a call or visit the Oregon Early Learning Licensing Requirements. (Hint: it’s probably way easier if you just give us a call! But we’re a little biased…)

Get Acknowledged For Your Awesome Child Care Ability!

We know you’re already doing some pretty cool things, and the state of Oregon would love to give you some gold stars for your effort. Oregon’s SPARK program recognizes and rewards quality child care programs and gives incentives for continuous development. Find out where you rate on the star-system today and claim your benefits!