Sponsoring Organizations

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Within Oregon’s professional development system, a Sponsoring Organization provides, coordinates, and/or facilitates community-based training sessions for professionals in the field of childhood care and education.

Sponsoring Organizations have a variety of educational and professional services. Examples include resource and referral programs, professional organizations, such as OrAEYC, PRO, and OAELP, Head Start programs, community-based organizations, and child care programs.

As a Sponsoring Organization, the organization may offer their own independently developed training sessions for professionals who are achieving Steps 1 through 10 on the Oregon Registry Steps. They develop their training sessions using Set One (introductory), Set Two (intermediate), or Set Three (advance) knowledge standards outlined in Oregon’s Core Knowledge Categories for the early learning professional serving children birth to age 8. Sponsoring Organizations may offer Training of Trainer sessions. They are encouraged to use certified Oregon Registry Trainers, but they may also use trainers who are not currently certified. Set Two and Set Three training sessions may be advertised or posted to Oregon's Training Calendar.

To qualify as a Sponsoring Organization, the organization must meet the following Sponsoring Organization standard requirements:

  • Serve the Early Childhood Care & Education field,
  • Have 3 years' experience delivering training to adults regarding early childhood care and education,
  • Be committed to NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct and the Supplement for Adult Educators,
  • Use Oregon Registry Trainer requirements for selecting trainers, or a process that is equivalent, and
  • Participate in an Oregon Registry Trainer Program Orientation.

Apply to become a Sponsoring Organization

To apply to become a Sponsoring Organization, contact the Oregon Registry Training & Education Coordinator to discuss the application process and partnership.