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Child Care Resource and Referrals (CCR&Rs) are regional entities primarily funded by the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) to recruit and retain child care businesses, both home, and center-based, to help build the supply of high-quality child care across Oregon. CCR&Rs offer comprehensive support to early educators to empower them to provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate services to children and families.

CCR&R of Washington County offers a variety of support services at no charge.

Here are some things we can help you with:

Professional development planning and coaching

  • Available for individuals, child care centers, groups of family child care providers and staff
  • Work toward professional development and training requirements for licensing, Spark rating, ODHS subsidy payments, and general quality improvement efforts
  • Guidance for individuals to move up steps in the Oregon Registry

Sustainable business practices

  • Creating family and staff handbooks
  • Writing policies
  • Record keeping
  • Assistance with quality improvement efforts including Oregon’s Spark
  • Navigating Oregon’s early learning systems, including ODHS subsidy payments & the Oregon Registry

Early childhood education

  • Supporting children with challenging behaviors
  • Implementing curriculum, developmental screenings & learning assessments
  • Building partnerships with families