Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of licensed care in Oregon?

In Oregon there are three types of licensed child care:  Registered Family Child Care, Certified Family Child Care and Certified Child Care Centers. Preschools in Oregon are not licensed, but are required to be recorded. This means that their staff have had a background check and the program has completed the Recorded Preschool application.

Learn more about the types of child care in Oregon including child care provider licensing requirements.

What is Child Care Resource and Referral?

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) are grass roots programs that provide child care referrals and parenting information to parents, training and technical assistance to child care providers, information and support for employers and for the community. There are currently 13 community-based CCR&Rs in Oregon receiving state funding. All are members of the Central Coordination of Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral.