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The Center for Intercultural Innovation is offering a unique training opportunity to Oregon Registry Trainer Program certified Standardized, Community and Master Trainers and Head Start trainers entitled, "Advancing Equity in Early Child Care and Education." The first round of this training was extremely well received and programs and trainers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. This training is being presented by the Center for Intercultural Innovation and all questions regarding the training should be addressed to Helen Visarraga at or 971-222-4323. For registration information click here.

Announcing Training of Trainers/Refresher Tale: Training for Afterschool Literacy Education (formerly Afterwords)

Oregon ASK and the Oregon Center for Career Development are excited to announce a training of trainers for TALE: Training for Afterschool Literacy Education. This curriculum is an update of the Afterwords curriculum. The training of trainers/refresher will take place on June 15-16, 2015 in Wilsonville, Oregon.

All applications must be received by OCCD by 5:00pm on Monday, May 4, 2015.

For additional information and registration materials click here.


The Oregon Registry Director Credentials are being updated. New materials will be posted Spring 2015. The next deadline to submit an Oregon Registry Director Credential will be June 30, 2015. Thank you for your patience with this process.

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.