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Child Care Administrative Rules
Oregon Revised Statutes
  • Section 329A of the Oregon Revised Statutes pertain to the Office of Child Care and direct the policies set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules..
  • The 2003 Oregon Revised Statutes and other law publications are available for purchase from the Office of Legislative Counsel. 
 

Child Care Rules for Registered Family, Certified Family, Certified Child Care Centers, and Recorded Programs.
 
The following links will take you directly to the  Oregon Administrative Rules website. This site is the most current and up-to-date source for rules.
 
To view PDF versions of the Child Care Rules, click here
          
NOTE: The PDF versions are not guaranteed to be up to date.
Use the Oregon Administrative Rule webpage links below to get the most accurate information.
  • Rules for Certified Family Child Care Homes
    OAR 414-350-0000 through 414-350-0405 set forth the Office of Child Care's requirements for the inspection and certification of certified family child care homes subject to Oregon laws governing child care facilities (ORS 657A.030, ORS 657A.250 through 657A.310, ORS 657A.350 through 657A.460, and 657A.990)
  
 
  • Rules For Certified Child Care Centers
    OAR 414-300-0000 through 414-300-0415 set forth Office of Child Cares's requirements for inspecting and certifying those child care facilities subject to Oregon laws governing child care facilities.


  • Rules for the Registered Family Child Care Homes -
    Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 414-205-0000 through 414-205-0170 are the Office of Child Care’s minimum requirements for registering family child care providers. The purpose of these rules is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children when cared for outside their own home.
 
 
  • Rules for Recorded Programs: School-Age and Preschool -Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 414-425-0000 through 414-425-0040 are the Office of Child Care's minimum requirements for school-age recorded programs. Oregon Administrative Rules OAR 414-450-0000 through 414-450-0040 are the Office of Child Care's minimum requirements for pre-school recorded programs. The purpose of these rules is to collect and publish information on school-age programs and require criminal background checks on staff and volunteers having contact with children in these programs.
 
 
 
Quick Links to Ratio and Staff Qualification Tables
 
 
 

Child Care Rules for Enrollment in the Central Background Registry
  • Rules for Enrollment in the Central Background Registry  -
    Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 414-061-0000 through 414-061-0120 defines the Office of Child Care´s requirements for enrollment in the Central Background Registry subject to Oregon laws governing individuals working in child care facilities (ORS 657A.030, ORS 657A.290).