Oregon State Requirements

Qualifications: Teachers: Must be at least 18 years old and have either 20 semester hours of training in a college or university in early childhood education, child development, or special education; or a Child Development Associate credential; or at least one year successful, full-time work in a group program for children.

Provider/Child Ratio:

Age Range Ratios for Center Based Care in Oregon State
Infants (1:4)
Toddlers (1:4)
Preschool (1:10)
Schoolage (1:15)
Mixed age group ratio of youngest child in group
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Care in Oregon State
All ages


6 preschool children and 4 school age children, including provider's own children; restrictions also apply to ages of preschool children

Important Contact Information:
Child Care Licensing Agency
Oregon Employment Department
Child Care Division
875 Union St
PO Box 14050
Salem, OR 97311
Toll Free: 800-556-6616
Local: 503-947-1400
Fax: 503-947-1428

Child Care Subsidy Agency
Oregon Department of Employment
Child Care Division
P.O. Box 14050
Salem, OR 97309-4050
Phone: (503) 947-1409
Toll Free: (800) 556-6616
Fax: (503) 947-1428
Department of Human Services
Self Sufficiency Program

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
Oregon Department of Education
Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR, 97310-0203
Phone: (503) 947-5810
Fax: (503) 378-5156

Child Care Food Program Agency
Child Nutrition & Food Distribution
State Department of Education
Public Services Building
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97310-0203
Phone: (503) 947-5902
Fax: (503) 378-5258

State Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network
805 Liberty NE, Suite 2
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 375-2644
Toll Free: (800) 342-6712
Fax: (503) 399-9858

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Division of Child Support
Oregon Department of Justice
494 State Street, S.E. Suite 300
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 986-6166
Fax: (503) 986-6158