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Commission for Child Care

Since its creation in 1985, the Commission for Child Care has successfully advocated for developments within Oregon's child care system, which include the following:
  • Establishment of Oregon's parental leave law in 1987 and subsequent refinements in 1995;
  • State tax credit for employers who subsidize or provide dependent care for their employees;
  • Oregon's statewide child care resource and referral network that assists parents, providers and employers;
  • Establishment of the Child Care Division that oversees the administration of the Federal Child Care Block Grant Funds and regulates the provision of child care in Oregon;
  • State registration of family child care providers;
  • Professional development of family child care providers through mandatory training and greater access to homeowners' insurance coverage;
  • Mandated in-home health and safety reviews for newly registered child care providers; and the
  • Establishment of a task force on financing quality child care.