The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our staff members and communities is un­precedented and changing rapidly.  

Child Care Resources is open and we are here to help. Staff are working remotely and are monitoring phones and email. If you are a provider providing emergency care, please indicate this in your message so we can contact you ASAP. You can reach out to individual staff or email us at

Please check the Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care for a full list of frequently asked questions and specific information on licensing.

ELD is actively recruiting child care substitutes, caregivers who would provide care in a child’s home, and staff to support Oregon’s medical personnel, emergency responders and other essential staff to be able to work during this public health crisis. If you are not currently working in child care, but are willing to be mobilized to serve your community during this time, please use this form

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Child Care Businesses 

SBA Approved Banks-Financial Institutions in Oregon

Preschool Promise 

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The Early Learning Division is now accepting applications to expand culturally specific early learning programs and infant, toddler, and preschool education programs to serve Oregon’s youngest children and families. The funds are available thanks to the Student Success Act – a historic $1 billion annual investment in Oregon education that was approved by the 2019 Legislature. These dollars provide fully-funded slots to qualified providers. Click here to learn more or apply for funds.