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Announcing Open Position: Training and Education Specialist

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) at Portland State University is excited to announce an opening for a Training and Education Specialist. This position is part of the Oregon Registry Trainer Program Team, interacting on a regular basis with statewide child care and education partners as well as certified and non-certified trainers to ensure the provision of quality standards based professional development opportunities to Oregon’s childhood care and education professionals. Good customer service, good technical and data entry skills, and an in-depth knowledge of adult learning principles are essential for this position. OCCD is a fast paced, joint decision making environment that adheres to high professional ethical standards and promotes lifelong learning. Position is open until October 14, 2015. Go to for additional information and to apply.

2013 Workforce Findings!

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) and Oregon Child Care Research Partnership at Oregon State University are excited to share the 2013 workforce findings brief. This is the second comprehensive report that we have created since the launch of the Oregon Registry Online.

Let us know what you think about the draft revised Core Body of Knowledge!

OCCD is looking for your input into the core knowledge category standards that define our profession. The Core Body of Knowledge is the basis for training, education and on-going professional development essential to the profession of childhood care and education. In essence it embodies what professionals should know and be able to do to effectively care for and educate Oregon’s young children, ages 0-8, with special consideration for children 9-12 years old.

Please look over the draft 2015 revision, then fill out a survey found at

Thank you for taking time to give us your thoughts about Oregon's Core Body of Knowledge.

Oregon Registry Credential Program

We are pleased to continue to offer the opportunity to have your expertise as an Infant/Toddler Professional, School Age Professional, or Director formally recognized. If you are interested in applying for the Infant/Toddler Professional Credential, the School Age Professional Credential, or the Director Credential, please contact us at 503-725-8535 or

New Oregon Registry Steps Document

  • The Oregon Registry Steps document has been revised and includes new standards and formatting. Please review the summary for information about the changes, the timeline for implementation and the rationale behind making the changes. Also, find the new 2015 Oregon Registry Steps document here.