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Updated: 10/27/2014
Description: Certified Family Child Care Homes:
  • Provide child care for up to 12 children, may be certified for up to 16 with prior approval from the Division

  • Are located in a building constructed as a single-family dwelling.

  • Must comply with the Oregon Administrative Rules that apply to certified family child care homes.


  • You are exempt from the Office of Child Care's Rules for Certified Family Child Care Homes if:
  • You are a Registered Family Home child care provider(see Registered Family Child Care Home license information on this website)

  • Your facility is primarily educational and provides care for four hours or less per day to children 36 months old or older but not yet attending kindergarten;

  • You provide care in the home of the child; or

  • You provide care only on an occasional (fewer than 70 days in a calendar year) basis and are a person, sponsor, or organization not ordinarily engaged in providing child care.


  • NOTE: There are two types of in-home child care licenses. If the information provided here about Certified Family Child Care Homes does not seem to fit your situation, we suggest that you look at the licensing information for Registered Family Child Care Homes.

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    Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: Rules for Certified Family Child Care Homes
    http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors657A.html
    Duration: License is effective for one (1) year
    Fees - application, exam, etc.:  license fee is $25.00 plus $2.00 per licensed capacity(ie, The initial fee for a certified family child care home planning to care for 12 children is $25.00 + (12 x 2 = 24)= $49.00 total).

    Fees must be submitted with the application and are non-refundable.
    Responsible Agency: Office of Child Care
    Continuing Ed Requirements: The provider, substitute providers, and any Assistant II level staff are required to have fifteen (15) clock hours of training related to child care every year. Of these 15 hours, at least eight (8) clock hours must be in child development or early childhood education. These staff must also maintain:
  • current infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications ( CPR ) and first aid;
  • food handler certification;and
  • show evidence of two (2) hours of training in child abuse and neglect issues.

    You will find both the description of substitute provider and Assistant II staff and additional training information at OAR 414-350-0100 through 414-350-0115
  • Bonding Requirements: None required.
    Insurance Requirements: None required.
    Prerequisites: Before you can be licensed as a certified family child care provider you need to:
  • Submit a completed "Application for Certified Family Child Care Home License" at least forty five (45) days prior to the planned opening date of your program.


  • The following applies for both initial applications and renewing your license:

  • The child care provider must be:

  • *Is at least 18 years of age
    *Has at least one year of qualifying teaching experience in the care of a group of children in an ongoing group setting such as kindergarten, preschool, Headstart program or licensed child care; OR has completed 20 semester credits or 30 quarter credit of college or university training in early childhood education or child development; OR has documentation of attaining at least Step 8 on the Oregon Registry.
    *Has a current certification in infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid;
    *Has a current food handlers certificate
    *Completed two hours of training on child abuse and neglect issues.
    *If providing care to more than two children under 24 months of age, has at least 30 clock hours of training specific to infant and toddler care.
    *Complies with the "Rules for Certified Family Child Care Homes" found at OAR 414-350-0090 through 414-350-0100 and ensure that all applicable staff comply with those same rules.
      "Provider" means the person in the certified family child care home who is responsible for the children in care, is the children's primary caregiver, and in whose name the license is issued. In a certified family child care home, the provider is the operator.

  • Be sure the home:

  • *Meets all building code, zoning, fire and sanitation requirements.
    *Complies with the administrative rules related to Certified Family Child Care Homes at
    OAR 414-350-0130 through 414-350-0170.

  • All individuals working or associated with the certified family child care home must:

  • *Be enrolled in the Division's Central Background Registry

    Please keep in mind that the information on this website is not all inclusive. A paper copy of the rules may be requested from the Division at 1-800-556-6616.

    An on-site pre-certification or renewal visit to the certified family child care home will be provided by Child Care Division staff. During the pre-certification visit, the home and other aspects of the proposed operation will be evaluated to determine compliance with licensing requirements.

    Locations and dates of required training classes may be found by contacting your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) 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.
    Application Form: Application for Certified Family Child Care Home License- form CRT-125
    Renewals: Prerequisites:
    Submit a completed "Application for Certified Family Child Care Home" at lease thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the current certification. You may request a copy of the application form from your local child care certifier or from the Office of Child Care at 1-800-556-6616. Please see the prerequisites section for additional renewal information.

    Required Documents:
    Once your renewal application is received, the licensing specialist for your area will be notified and will call you to set up a time to review your program.

    You do not have to submit any documentation with your renewal application but must have available at the time of the review:
    • Copies of local and/or state sanitation, fire, or zoning approvals as required

    • Copies of training certificates or cards reflecting completion of required training/education for each applicable staff member.

    • Posting of various notices, schedules, fire escape routes, etc. as required throughout the rules for certified family child care homes.
     
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    Required Documentation: You must include the following documentation with your application:
  • Copies of local and/or state sanitation and zoning approvals. Fire safety inspection when required by local jurisdiction.
  • A drawing of the home showing the dimensions of all rooms to be used, the planned use of each room, the location of required exits, the placement of the kitchen and bathrooms, and the location of plumbing fixtures.

    You must also have available at the time of the pre-certification visit, copies of training certificates or cards reflecting completion of required training/education for each applicable staff member.

    NOTE: The application must be submitted forty five (45) days before the planned opening of the certified family child care home. No care can be provided until the Division has acted on the application and provided you with notice of the action taken.
  • Additional Information: 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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