This post is a part of our series on Oregon family child care licensing. For more on licensing in Oregon, see the following posts:

Oregon Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview
Types of Licenses
The Licensing Process
Training Requirements
Home Requirements

The requirements to become a provider of a family child care in Oregon depends on what type of program you plan to run: a Registered Family Child Care Home or a Certified Family Child Care Home. The differences in eligibility requirements are summarized in the table below:

Eligibility for providers

Registered Family Child Care Home Certified Family Child Care Home
Age Be at least 18 years old ·      18 years of age if certified for 12 children.

·      21 years of age if certified for more than 12 children

Experience

 

Completed the Family Child Care Overview session at a local Child Care Resource & Referral;

 

  • At least 1 year of qualifying teaching experience; or
  • Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training in a college or university in early childhood education or child development; or
  • Documentation of attaining at least step eight in the Oregon Registry.
Required certifications
  • OCC approved health and safety training;
  • First Aid and CPR for infants and toddlers;
  • Food handler certification;
  • 2 hours of training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN);
Training 10 hours of training within 2 years. Minimum of 6 hours of training out of 10 hours must be in child development.
  • 15 clock hours of training yearly. Minimum of 8 hours of training out of 15 hours must be in child development.
  • 30 clock hours of training specific to infant and toddler care prior to a facility providing care to more than 2 children under 24 months of age.

Eligibility for substitute caregivers

Registered Family Child Care Home Certified Family Child Care Home
Age

Be at least 18 years old

Required certifications
  • OCC approved health and safety training;
  • First Aid and CPR for infants and toddlers;
  • Food handler certification;
  • 2 hours of training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)
Experience

 

Comply with all the requirements placed on the provider, except those in OAR 414‐205‐0055(1)(a),(2),(3)
  • Have on file documentation of an orientation and be familiar with the provider’s policies and procedures (OAR 414‐350‐0000 through 414‐350‐0405).
  • Have worked in the home for at least 60 hours when substituting for the provider in a home certified to care for more than 12 children.

For Certified Family Child Care Homes only

All Caregivers and Residents: The owner, the provider, all caregivers and other residents of the home 18 years of age or older must be enrolled in OCC’s Central Background Registry prior to the issuance of an initial or renewal certificate.

Eligibility for Assistant I

  • Be at least 15 years of age;
  • Work under the direct supervision, i.e., within sight and sound of the provider or substitute provider;
  • Have on file documentation of an orientation  and be familiar with the provider’s policies  and procedures (OAR 414‐350‐0000 through 414‐350‐0405)

Eligibility for Assistant II

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • First Aid and CPR for infants and toddlers;
  • Have on file documentation of an orientation and be familiar with the provider’s policies and procedures (OAR 414‐350‐0000 through 414‐350‐0405).
  • Have worked at least 60 hours at the certified family child care home, in a minimum of 3‐4 hour blocks of time;
  • With the approval of the provider, may be out of sight and sound of the provider with a  group of children.

Source: Certified Family Child Care Homes Rulebook March 2017, Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care, Rules for Registered Family Child Care Homes


This post is a part of our series on Oregon family child care licensing. For more on licensing in Oregon, see the following posts:

Oregon Family Child Care Licensing: An Overview
Types of Licenses
The Licensing Process
Training Requirements
Home Requirements

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