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Assuring a collaborative and comprehensive approach to promoting a quality Child Care System in Oregon.
The Childhood Care and Education Coordinating Council is a collaborative, ad hoc partnership working to create a balanced system of care in Oregon that supports and empowers working families and promotes safe, healthy child development.
Mission Statement

The council’s role is to advise the Office of Child Care on developing the federal Child Care and Development Fund plan. The council also works with the Oregon Commission for Child Care and other member agencies and organizations to implement policy initiatives and recommendations, including: 

  • Building an infrastructure based on safety, quality, accessibility, and affordability
  • Coordinating programs and service delivery
  • Prioritizing and guiding new projects
Annual Performance Measures

Membership: The council is chaired by the Administrator of the Office of Child Care. Meetings are open to all interested persons. Voting Council members consist of one representative of partner agencies, organizations, consumers and constituency groups. Other agencies and organizations may be appointed by approval of a majority of the council. Financial support for attendance will be provided on request for family child care providers and parent representatives. 
Decision-making: Decisions will be made by consensus when possible. Otherwise, decisions will be made by majority vote of members present. If more than one representative of an agency, organization, or constituency is present at a meeting, only one member will be designated to vote. The voting member will be declared before the vote is taken. In the case of agencies with multiple representatives, such as DHS or ODE, one voting member is declared from each agency.
Meetings: The council meets from 1:00 – 4:30 on the first Thursday of every other month, beginning with February, or at the call of the chair.
Subcommittees and chairs are appointed by the CCECC chair with the advice and consent of members. Subcommittee members are selected by the subcommittee chair and are not required to be CCECC members. Current standing subcommittees include:
  • Quality
  • CCR&R Advisory
  • Inclusive Child Care  
  • Child Care Research Parntership
  • Subsidy Coordination Work Group
  • Professional Development
    • Qualifications, Credentials, & Pathways
    • Access & Outreach
    • Quality Assurance