Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
(OCCD) provides leadership in the development and operation of integrated and statewide professional development standards and systems. OCCD promotes professional development to achieve high quality care and education for children and youth, and creates and supports training and education. The Oregon Registry:
Pathways for Professional Recognition in Childhood Care and Education is a voluntary, statewide program to document and recognize the professional achievements of people who work in the childhood care and education profession. The Oregon Registry Trainer Program
offers voluntary certification for trainers and adult educators in the childhood care and education profession. The Oregon Registry Trainer Program also offers support for trainers and adult educators as they enhance their adult education knowledge and skills and develop high quality community-based training sessions.
The Oregon Registry Trainer Program includes three types of certified trainers:
The Virtual Degree Project
is an innovative strategy to increase the accessibility for child care professional to continue their education and receive college credit in exchange for experience. You can receive college credit for a Step 7 in the Oregon Registry or a CDA.