The Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. ERDC is a subsidy program, meaning eligible families still pay part of the child care cost.
ERDC also works with providers and other child care partners across the state to help families find and keep good child care, improve the availability of quality child care in Oregon, and to develop resources for parents and child care providers.
Update starting 04/01/19: The ERDC program can now assist families with the cost of registration fees, including annual enrollment fees, application fees, and initial registration fees. Interested families can contact their local DHS office to see if they are eligible.