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Enhanced rates are paid to ERDC providers listed on the Oregon Registry.
Special rates are paid to ERDC providers who care for children or youth with disabilities. To see rate amounts, go to the
ERDC Maximum Rates page
To encourage providers to pursue child care training and reward those who make the effort, ODHS can pay a higher rate, called the enhanced rate, to child care providers who are listed on the Oregon Registry.
Family providers and centers who are exempt from Office of Child Care (OCC) licensing must meet specific training requirements of the Oregon Registry to receive the enhanced rate. You will need to:
You will receive the enhanced rate within 60 days of your name being added to the Oregon Registry.
To be added to the Oregon Registry, submit an application and proof you've completed the first three requirements.
Providers may be reimbursed at the special needs rate when they care for children or youth with disabilities. This higher rate offers families more child care options in their area. The need must be verified. The
Special Need Child Care Rate Request form (DHS 7486) is not required but can be a helpful tool for parents to know what they should provide as verification.
Important: Providers can't charge families receiving help from ERDC a higher rate than what you charge private pay families. Providers can't charge a higher fee or add charges solely because a child has a disability or other special needs. Here is more information about the
Child Care Centers and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can also call 800-514-0301.
If a child or youth requires a much higher level of care, a supplemental payment may also be available. This is called the "High Needs Program" and involves an assessment of the child. The assessment is done by a specialist from
Inclusive Partners. There is no cost to the family or the provider.
If you identify a child or youth who requires a much higher level of care, discuss this with the family and contact the ODHS caseworker or Inclusive Partners at 866-837-0250. You can also email
Once a referral is made, an individual assessment is done to see if a supplemental payment is appropriate.
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