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Oregon Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Oregon

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Oregon Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted by the Oregon Office of Child Care for training requirements for those who work in certified child care centers, certified family child care homes and registered family child care homes. This includes clock hours for directors, head teachers, teachers, teacher aides, operators, owners, site directors, site coordinators, providers, caregivers, substitute providers, assistants, volunteers and registered family child care providers.

Are you looking for child development training hours? All Care Courses cover Oregon’s Core Knowledge Categories. Oregon’s Core Knowledge categories will appear on your Care Courses certificates.

The Oregon Early Learning Division requires at least 8 out of the required 15 annual training hours be in one or more of the Child Development Core Knowledge Categories below. In addition, 1 hour must be health, safety, and nutrition. Care Courses also offers training that covers other Core Knowledge Categories for directors including program management. 

 Child Development Oregon Core Knowledge Categories:

  • Diversity
  • Families and Community Systems
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Special Needs
  • Understanding and Guiding Behavior

Health and Safety Core of Knowledge Category:

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Other Core of Knowledge Categories:

  • Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development
  • Program Management

Please note: Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences may not be used for the first year abuse and neglect requirement.

Oregon Registry Steps Training

All Care Courses are accepted for Oregon Registry Steps 1-7. Oregon Step information is included on all certificates. Care Courses are Set 1 trainings. The Oregon Registry Online (ORO) does not accept repeated set 1 trainings. You can find Set 2 and 3 trainings by using the Oregon Registry search tools.

Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Professional Credential Training

Infants in Child Care, Toddlers in Child Care, Keeping Infants SafeBiting Hurts and Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12-36 Months may all be used toward the 60 clock hours of training required to obtain this credential. Information on this credential can be found here.

Opening a childcare facility in Oregon

For those of you interested in starting a daycare center or home-based childcare facility in Oregon, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care         

Child Care Licensing Division
Phone: 1 (800) 556-6616

What our Oregon students say

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"I so appreciate Care Courses. Your customer support is great and I feel that the information your classes give is spot on. What a great resource for early childhood educators!"

– Portland, Oregon
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"Thank you. Everything went very well... smoothly and quickly. The Care Courses are the only way to go. After years of taking training hours the old fashion way... I'll never take training any other way. I hope you continue to add new courses."

- Salem, Oregon
"Thank you! The course Preschoolers in Child Care came in much sooner than I expected. Which was a blessing and the staff talked about how much they learned from each lesson they studied."

- Klamath Falls, Oregon
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“I love taking courses from Care Courses...they are very full of knowledge that I can use everyday in my profession..very professional and prompt..I recommend this program to my co-workers on a regular basis..So, thank you for offering such a great program!"

- Eugene, Oregon