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Detailed Information for: Registered Family Child Care Home
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Updated: 10/27/2014
Description: Registered Family Child Care Homes:
You must be licensed as a Registered Family Child Care Home if:
  • You provide child care to more than three (3) children, up to a total of ten (10) children at any one time, unless they are all from the same family;
  • You provide child care on other than an occasional (fewer than 70 days in a calendar year) basis; or
  • You receive payment from an agency that requires you to be licensed.

You are exempt from the Office of Child Care's Rules for Registered Family Child Care Homes if:
  • You provide care to a child in his/her own home;
  • You provide care to three (3) or fewer children, not including your own children;
  • You provide care to the children of only one family;
  • You provide care only on an occasional basis and are not ordinarily engaged in providing child care;
  • You are the child's parent, guardian, or person acting in place of the parent; or
  • You are related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption.

NOTE: There are two types of in-home child care licenses. If the information provided here about registered family child care homes does not seem to fit your situation, we suggest that you look at the licensing information for certified family child care homes.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: Rules for Registered Family Child Care Homes
http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors657A.html
Duration: License is effective for two (2) years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Application fee is $30.00. The fee must be submitted with the application and is non-refundable.
Responsible Agency: Office of Child Care
Fee Exemptions: You may qualify for the reduced application fee based on your income level.
Continuing Ed Requirements: You are required to complete an additional eight hours of child care related training every two years to maintain your license. At least four (4) of those clock hours must be in child development or early childhood education. Food handler certification, infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR), and first aid must also be kept current.

Your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency provides information on available classes to meet the requirements.
You may find additional child care training and information resources through your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. Find their contact information by clicking your county on the map on the webpage at Find Child Care or by phone from the Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral at 1-800-342-6712.
Bonding Requirements: None Required.
Insurance Requirements: None Required.
Prerequisites: Before you can be apply to be licensed as a Registered Family Child Care Home, you must:
  • Complete a Family Child Care Overview session;
  • Have a current certification in infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid;
  • Have a current food handler certification;
  • Completed two hours of training on child abuse and neglect issues;
  • All individuals over 18 years that are residing in the home, a frequent visitor, or a substitute provider must be enrolled in the Office of Child Care's Central Background Registry;
  • Complete an "Application for Registered Family Child Care Home License" ; and,
  • Complete and pass an on-site health and safety review provided by the Office of Child Care.

    Please keep in mind that the information on this website is not all inclusive. The information provided here is to get you started. Attendance at the required Overview for Family Child Care Providers training will help answer most of your questions. Also, a careful review of the "Rules for Registered Family Child Care Homes" will make it possible for you to complete the application process for your child care license. You will receive a paper copy of the rules at your Overview training, or you may request one from the Office of Child Care at 1-800-556-6616.

    Health and safety guidelines outlined in the rules must be met before your application can be approved. Conducting your own review of your home and planned activities to assure your home's compliance with the rules will save you a lot of time in the licensing process. When you have questions that were not answered in your Overview training, you are encouraged to contact a Office of Child Care licensing specialist for technical assistance.
Application Form: Application for Registered Family Child Care Home License- form RF-266
Renewals: Prerequisites:
Before your license as a Registered family child care home can be renewed you must:
  • Submit a completed "Application for Registered Family Child Care Home License";

  • Provide proof that all individuals over 18 years of age that are residing in or are frequent visitors of the home are enrolled in the Central Background Registry;.
  • Have current certification in infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid;

  • Have current food handler certification;

  • Show documentation that you have completed two hours of training on child abuse and neglect issues; and,

  • Complete and pass an on-site health and safety review provided by the Office of Child Care.


NOTE: Timely submission of your renewal application is critical to the active operation of your program. If your application and fee is received at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of your current license, then your license will remain active until the Office of Child Care has acted on the renewal application and provided you with notice of the action taken.

However, if your renewal application and fee is not received by the Office of Child Care at least thirty (30) days prior to your current license expiration date, your license will lapse as of the date stated on the certificate. If your license lapses, you must stop providing child care and it may impact your food program eligibility or child care payments you may receive from other agencies.

Please keep in mind that the information on this website is not all inclusive. Please refer to the "Rules and Resources for Registered Family Child Care Homes" If you need a copy of the rules, or if you have have any questions regarding the renewal process, contact your licensing specialist or the Office of Child Care at 1-800-556-6616. 
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Required Documentation: Copies of training certificates or cards showing completion of required prerequisites must be submitted to Oregon Registry Online for verification prior to sending in an application.
Additional Information: You may find additional child care training and information resources through your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency. Find their contact information by clicking your county on the map on the webpage at Find Child Care or by phone from the Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral at 1-800-342-6712.

For questions about Child Care resources and referral services, licensing and regulations please contact the Office of Child Care.

E-mail Address: childcare.emp@ode.state.or.us

Phone: 1-800-556-6616 or 503-947-1400

Mail Address: Office of Child Care
875 Union St NE
Salem, OR 97311

Website Information: http://www.childcareinoregon.org

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Office of Child Care
E-mail Address: childcare.emp@ode.state.or.us
Phone: 503-947-1400 or 180-055-6661 x6 (toll-free in Oregon)
Mail Address: 875 Union St NE

Salem, OR 97311
Website Information: http://www.childcareinoregon.org

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