Child Care Resources

Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral

Statewide network of 13 resource and referral agencies serving all 36 counties in the state of Oregon.

Hood River County Public Health

Hood River County Health Department
1109 June Street, Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-1115

North Central Public Health District

Serving Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties, the North Central Public Health District. Responsible for enforcement and administration of public and environmental health laws of federal, state, and county government.

Office of Child Care

The Division supports families with a statewide child care system that promotes safe, quality, affordable and accessible child care.

Office of Child Care - Online Background Registry

The Online Background Registry is required for all licensed early education professionals and anyone who is regularly in a licensed facility that is 18 years or older. This does not include parents of children in care, unless they are also employees.

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.

Oregon's Early Learning System

The mission of Oregon’s Early Learning System is simple: get Oregon’s kids to Kindergarten ready to succeed; ensure their parents have the support and resources necessary to create a positive family environment; and integrate resources and services statewide into a coordinated system for parents and families.

Spark (Formerly Oregon's Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS))

This innovative program seeks to raise the quality and consistency of child care and learning programs. Spark connects caregivers and educators with tools, financial incentives and professional advice to ensure the children in their program are better prepared for school.

Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business

A blog about running a family child care business focusing on the business side, including record keeping, taxes, contract, legal, insurance, money management and retirement planning.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

The most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. We work with providers working to earn their CDA credential.  Contact us to set up a time for us to help assist you.

Early Childhood Education and Family Studies Program

Columbia Gorge Community College’s program is designed to accommodate part-time and full-time students. Early Education courses can be used to fulfill training and education requirements for family child care providers and child care teachers in Oregon.

Food Handlers Self Study Packet

Packets are available in Child Care Partners office, call (541) 506-6131.  The cost is $10.

My Oregon Registry Online
myORO is a convenient professional development tool of the Oregon Registry. If you work in Oregon’s childhood care and education field, use myORO to track your training and education, help you to plan for future training and education, and customize your professional development experience.
Oregon Child Care Food Handlers Certification

Online child care food handler training and testing provided through the Central Coordination of Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral. Certificate obtained from this site is valid in any Oregon county for 3 years.

Oregon Registry Child Care Training Calendar

The Oregon Registry Online Training Calendar lists trainings available throughout Oregon. You may search for trainings by: county, age group, language, etc. Find training that meets your needs.

Oregon Registry Credentials

State-approved Oregon Registry credentials recognize a professional’s knowledge, skills and achievements in order to improve the quality of services and thereby increase positive outcomes for children and families.

Oregon Registry Education Award

When you apply for a Step 3 through 12 on the Oregon Registry, you may be eligible for an Education Award. To receive an Education Award, you must be working in an Office of Child Care licensed facility or you must be a Department of Human Services (DHS) active provider.

Oregon Registry Step Application

Use this form, when requesting a Step in the Oregon Registry

Oregon Registry: Pathways for Professional Recognition in Childhood Care and Education

Track your professional development. You may qualify for an Education Award for increased hours of education and training.

ORO Cover Sheet

Use this form with copies of training certificates, when submitting to ORO for licensing requirements or to add training certificates to your Professional Development Statement.

Parenting in the Gorge Guide

The Parenting in the Gorge Guide is a resource for finding fun new ways to nurture your children's development and strengthen your family's relationships.

Read and Reflect

Training opportunity that allows you to receive additional training when you are unable to easily attend classroom training.

Technical Assistance

Child Care Partners offers Technical Assistance for child care providers in a wide variety of areas.

Tom Copeland's Taking Care of Business

A blog about running a family child care business focusing on the business side, including record keeping, taxes, contract, legal, insurance, money management and retirement planning.

Child Care Quality Indicators Project

Supports efforts of child care providers, funders, and parents to improve child care. Community and state partners are launching an initiative to assess the level of quality in child care centers.

Evaluating Child Care Quality - How to Guide

It is your responsibility to evaluate the quality of child care services. Use this guide to help you assess potential providers.

Finding Quality Child Care - A Guide for Oregon Families
Guide provided by the Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network.
Child Care Assistance Application - Employment Related Day Care Program (ERDC)

This application is for the Employment Related Day Care Program (ERDC). It is for child care benefits only. Families seeking cash, food or medical benefits should not use this application.

Financial Aid for Child Care Education and Training

There are several financial aid opportunities available to child care education and training students.

Oregon Student Child Care Grant
Student families may be eligible for financial help to pay for child care costs while they attend college.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children in child care centers, family day care homes, schools.

Family Immunizations

North Central Public Health District, serving Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties.

Food Handlers Self Study Packet

Packets are available in Child Care Partners office, call (541) 506-6131.  The cost is $10.

Healthy Children

American Academy of Pediatrics

Hood River County Public Health

Hood River County Health Department
1109 June Street, Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-1115

North Central Public Health District

Serving Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties, the North Central Public Health District. Responsible for enforcement and administration of public and environmental health laws of federal, state, and county government.

Oregon Child Care Food Handlers Certification

Online child care food handler training and testing provided through the Central Coordination of Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral. Certificate obtained from this site is valid in any Oregon county for 3 years.

Oregon Poison Control Center

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239
Poison Emergencies & Information: 1-800-222-1222
Poisonous Plants
Educational Materials Requests: (503) 494-7799
Administrative Office: (503) 494-8600

Securing Hazardous Materials

Make sure that all detergents, cleaning supplies, mouthwashes, medicines and other potential poisons are always kept inaccessible to children. 

USDA's My Plate

Nutrition information

My Oregon Registry Online
myORO is a convenient professional development tool of the Oregon Registry. If you work in Oregon’s childhood care and education field, use myORO to track your training and education, help you to plan for future training and education, and customize your professional development experience.
Oregon Registry Education Award

When you apply for a Step 3 through 12 on the Oregon Registry, you may be eligible for an Education Award. To receive an Education Award, you must be working in an Office of Child Care licensed facility or you must be a Department of Human Services (DHS) active provider.

Oregon Registry Step Application

Use this form, when requesting a Step in the Oregon Registry

Oregon Registry: Pathways for Professional Recognition in Childhood Care and Education

Track your professional development. You may qualify for an Education Award for increased hours of education and training.

ORO Cover Sheet

Use this form with copies of training certificates, when submitting to ORO for licensing requirements or to add training certificates to your Professional Development Statement.