Child Development Information:
Early Learning Information:
Parenting Education Opportunities:
Child Care Assistance and Safety Information:
Child care Assistance: Employment Related Day Care (ERDC)
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.
Child Care Safety Portal:
This web portal is a resource for Oregon residents to get information about the safety, health, and quality of licensed child care facilities. Searchable content includes facility status, a summary of the state’s inspections of the facility, complaint information, enforcement activity, and details about injuries and deaths that have occurred at the facility.
Other Parent Resources:
Social and Emotional Foundations for Early learning- Family Tools
The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning website includes training and technical assistance (T/TA) materials that reflect evidence-based practices for promoting children's social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors
Free App that helps parents to get critical health and safety information. The text-based app also offers a wealth of interactive features; it tracks how your baby is growing every week, records progress and medical updates, offers fun quizzes, and even helps you remember upcoming appointments.
Help Kids Cope:
Free App that helps parents talk to their kids about the disasters they may face and know how best to support them throughout—whether sheltering-in-place at home, evacuating to a designated shelter, or helping your family heal after reuniting. This mobile app is also a great resource for teachers and other professionals involved in children's lives.
Bright By Text
Bright by Text provides quality information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight. Available in English and Spanish; the messages are comprised of research-based content from Bright by Three and partners such as PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street.