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We are pleased to announce that early childhood educators can articulate their diplomas from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Accredited Training Centers to a Step 8.5 on the Oregon Registry. Individuals with AMI diplomas and out-of-the field AA/AAS/JrBA degrees from a regionally accredited college are articulated to a Step 9 and individuals with out-of-the field BA/BS degrees from a regionally accredited college are articulated to a Step 10. Please click here for more information on updating or obtaining a Step with a diploma from an AMI accredited training center.

Please click here for the Submission of an AMI Montessori Diploma for an Oregon Registry Steps.

Announcing Training of Trainers: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

The Oregon Center for Career Development is excited to be recruiting trainers for our standardized training Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect. This curriculum meets the requirements for state licensing and is based on the DHS Booklet.

The training will take place on the Campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth on Friday, September 11.2015 from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Trainer applications and additional information

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.

Important Director Credential Updates

The Oregon Registry Director Credential information and materials are being updated. New materials will be posted Spring 2015. Thank you for your patience with our process as we update our materials.

We are excited to announce that the next deadline to submit Oregon Registry Director Credential applications will be June 30, 2015. We look forward to receiving your applications!

OCCD welcomes new staff!

OCCD is thrilled to announce that Sarah Marble has accepted the position of Oregon Registry Coordinator. Sarah brings a rich background in childhood care and education to this position, which began back in high school where she worked in the school child care center. She also has experience working in afterschool, Head Start and migrant Head Start programs. She has provided early childhood mental health consultation in a variety of environments and with diverse populations. Sarah has a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on early childhood education and also has a Step 11 on the Oregon Registry. She is an experienced facilitator and collaborator, having worked as a bilingual children's care coordinator for a period of time. She has conducted lots of training and technical assistance for early learning professionals in both English and Spanish and is a Master Trainer in the Oregon Registry Trainer Program. Please join us in welcoming Sarah to Oregon's Professional Development system.

OCCD is happy to announce that Slava Bakhanvovich has joined our team as an Oregon Registry Support staff. Slava brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position including data entry, analysis and report generation, strong technology skills and experience with Russian translation and language support. Slava has a MBA from Belarusian State Economic University and served as a program specialist at the United Nations in Belarus for several years. Slava is joining the Oregon Registry team, assisting with Step application processing, training verification and Russian language support. Join us in welcoming Slava

OCCD welcomes Lena Ko to the Oregon Registry Trainer Program as a training and education specialist. Lena has a Master"s degree in human development and family studies and many years experience working in the field of childhood care and education. Lena owns a preschool with her husband and has provided training and consultation for a variety of childhood care and education practitioners. She worked several years with Education Northwest developing web-based interactive training and coaching sites, as well as developing other curricular materials. Lena has a Step 11 on the Oregon Registry and has been an adjunct instructor for Pacific Oaks College. Lena will be assisting the Oregon Registry Trainer Program team with curriculum development, on-line training development, training of trainers planning and trainer support. We are excited to have Lena join our team.

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.