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Department of Early Learning and Care

Child Care Safety

The Child Care Safety Portal is a resource for parents and families to check on the safety and quality of licensed child care programs in Oregon. The Portal lets you search for a child care provider and view their licensing history over a period of time.

The Portal is meant to add to, but not replace, other sources of information. For more information on finding and choosing child care, please go to our Find Child Care page.

To receive a customized referral to child care programs contact 211info by:

  • Calling 211. Listen to the prompt for Child Care and press the specified number.
  • Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).
  • Emailing

From the referral list, you can choose the Child Care program that best suits your needs.

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What You Will See on the Child Care Safety Portal

  • Child care license status, license type, and license capacity
  • Summary of inspection visits including:
    • Valid findings within the last ten years
    • Unable to substantiate findings within the last two years
  • Complaints – Disclaimer: A complaint does not imply the allegation(s) is/are valid.
  • Enforcement activity
  • Number of serious injuries or deaths 
  • Quality program participant status (known as “Spark”)
  • Facility Public Response (CCLD-0543): English  |  Spanish  |  Russian  |  Chinese  |  Vietnamese


The Child Care Licensing Division's written conclusion based on assessments of a potential or observed violation​.

There is evidence that the violation occurred.

There is conflicting evidence, or evidence is not available, on whether the violation occurred. The The Child Care Licensing Division  will issue a finding that it is Unable to Substantiate a complaint when there is conflicting evidence​​ of equal weight or sufficient evidence is not available to determine whether the violation occurred. A complaint does not imply the allegation(s) is/are valid.

When an injury occurred that needed attention from a licensed health professional, such as a physician, EMT or nurse. Licensed child care providers are required to report these injuries to the The Child Care Licensing Division within five days of the occurrence.
Spark is a statewide resource used to help improve the quality of child care in Oregon. Spark ratings are shown for programs with a rating of 3, 4, or 5. For more information visit​

Additional Information

  • Not all child care providers must be licensed by the Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD).
  • Every licensed facility receives at least one announced inspection and one unannounced inspection every year.
  • Child care providers have the right to request a review of findings as noted in the Child Care Licensing Divisions Findings Review Procedures.
  • If you have any feedback regarding the use of the Child Care Safety Portal, please submit your feedback here.

If you can’t find a child care provider in the Portal or would like to receive a full history of a child care provider, please contact the Child Care Licensing Division:

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Updates to the Child Care Safety Portal are made every Tuesday morning by 8 A.M. PST.

Frequent visitors to the Child Care Safety Portal should regularly clear their internet/mobile browser’s cache to be sure that the information displayed is up to date.

Click Here to Open the Portal

How to Make a Complaint

Child Care Homes & Centers

An individual wishing to register a complaint against a provider or child care center may submit the on-line complaint form (below) or call the Child Care Licesning Division at 1-800-556-6616.

You will speak to a compliance specialist who will take your information and follow up on your complaint. You may also contact your Licensing Specialist who will pass the complaint on to our compliance specialist for intake.

Online Complaint Form

Request For Compliance History

An individual inquiring about the compliance history of a home-based child care can call the Child Care Licensing Division at the 503-947-1400 or 1-800-556-6616.

An individual inquiring about the compliance history of a center-based child care can call the facility’s Licensing Specialist directly or the Child Care Licensing Division to obtain the name and phone number for the facility’s Licensing Specialist. The name of the Licensing Specialist for the facility would be displayed on the facility information screen.

Request Compliance History Call Back

Emergency Suspensions

License: CF503702

Provider: Rainbow's Colors Daycare

City: Salem

License: RF058973Provider: Maria ValleCity: MedfordEmergency Order of Suspension:


Child fatalities in  licensed child care settings are rare. The Child Care Licensing Division has listed the child fatalities that have occurred below. For additional information, including a list of compliance history with injury reports, legal actions and more, please contact the Child Care Licensing Division at 1-800-556-6616.


License: RF532607

Facility:  Mama Bear's Childcare

Provider: Nyvona Johnson

City: Sweet Home

License: CF502132

Facility: Mrs Williams Childcare

Provider: Jeannette Williams

City: Hillsboro


License: RF524035

Facility: Little Big Blessings

Provider: Nicole Sumpter

City: Eugene

License: CF503024

Facility: Nova's Nest

Provider: Nova Connolly

City: Eugene


License: CC501953

Facility: Broadway Children's Center

Owner: Celeste Artharee

City: Portland

License: RF524058

Facility: Mi Familia Childcare

Provider: Aracely Marin

City: Portland


License: CC501953

Facility: Broadway Children's Center

Owner: Celeste Artharee

City: Portland


License: CC501445

Facility: Growing with Pride Too (also known as Growing with Pride Learning Centers)

Owner: Tracy Bischoff & Lorinda Rule

City: Tualatin

License: CF051993

Facility: Little Beez Childcare

Provider: Treva Bigby

City: Bend


License: CF501674

Facility: Curious Monkeys

Provider: Melinda Sullivan

City: Portland

License: RF058950

Facility: Annie's Kids

Provider: Ann Hovda

City: Clackamas


License: RF517036

Facility: Little Rascals (also known as Tammi's Daycare)

Provider: Tammi Fredricks

City: Portland


License: RF021890

Facility: Buttons & Bows Daycare

Provider: Norma Marshall

City: Redmond

License: RF519334

Facility: Janna's Little Monkeys

Provider: Janna Bauman

City: Eugene

Child Care Aggregate Reports

Total Number of Children in Care, Serious Injuries, and Deaths, by Provider Category and Licensing Status, for Providers Eligible to Serve CCDF Children


   2019   2020   2021 
Provider Type Licensed Capacity Number of Serious Injuries Number of Deaths Licensed Capacity Number of Serious Injuries Number of Deaths Licensed Capacity Number of Serious Injuries Number of Deaths
Certified Child Care Center77,2637 77,263156 77,608192 
Certified Family Child Care Home12,63739 12,63724112,88934 
Registered Family Child Care Home16,03026 16,03017112,3101
Regulated Subsidy Child Care Facilities       

Total Instances of Substantiated Child Abuse, by Year, for Providers Eligible to Serve CCDF Children

2019 2020 2021