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Child Care Regulations

Oregon Revised Statute

  • Section 329A of the Oregon Revised Statute pertain to the Office of Child Care and direct the policies set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • The 2013 Oregon Revised Statutes and other law publications are available for purchase from the Office of Legislative Counsel.
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Child Care Regulations (OARs)

  • 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.

  • 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.
Certified Family Ratio Tables

  • Rules For Certified Child Care Centers  
    OAR 414-300-0000 through 414-300-0415 set forth Office of Child Care's requirements for inspecting and certifying those child care facilities subject to Oregon laws governing child care facilities.
Certified Child Care Center Ratio Tables

Certified Child Care Staff Qualifications

  • 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.
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Child Care Facility Rule Books

NOTE: The PDF versions are not guaranteed to be up to date. 
Use the Oregon Administrative Rule webpage links above to get the most accurate Child Care Rule information.

  • Registered Family Child Care Rules (RF-200)
 English  Spanish  Russian  Vietnamese  Chinese

  • Certified Family Child Care Rules (CRT-130)
 English  Spanish

  • Certified Child Care Center Rules (CRT-132)
 English  Spanish
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