Enhanced Rate & Scholarships

Enhanced Rate Program

The Department of Human Services helps eligible parents pay for child care. Childhood care and education professionals who care for their children can receive a higher rate of pay by meeting certain training standards. The Enhanced Rate Program certifies providers who meet these standards.

Apply online or with the Enhanced Rate Program Application.

For training or DHS Listing help, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral. To find a Child Care Resource and Referral near you, visit triwou.org/projects/ccccrr or call 800-342-6712.

For help with rates and payments, please contact the DHS Direct Pay Unit at 800-699-9074.

Oregon’s Department of Human Services funds the Enhanced Rate Program.

Oregon’s Family Child Care Scholarship Program

Oregon’s Family Child Care Scholarship Program supports professional development for Oregon’s Registered Family and Certified Family Child Care Providers. If you are the Provider named on an Oregon Registered Family or Certified Family Child Care license, you may be eligible for scholarships to help pay for the following professional development opportunities:

  • College Coursework (We must receive your application by September 9 (PCC August 27) for Fall 2020)
  • Training
  • Conference
  • Credential, Endorsement, Accreditation

Apply online or with the OFCC Scholarship Application.

The 2017-19 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Oregon and AFSCME/Oregon Child Care Providers Together provides for the funding of this scholarship program.

Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Program

The Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Program supports the growth of quality child care in Oregon by providing financial support for training and education for childhood care and education professionals working in Oregon family child care, center child care, Head Start, and before/after school programs.

To be eligible for scholarship support, you must:

  • Be at an Oregon Registry Step 1 or above. If you do not already have a Step, you will receive an automatic evaluation for a Step 1 or 2 when you apply for the Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship.
  • Work directly with children at least 20 hours a week in an Oregon Office of Child Care licensed (Certified or Registered) child care facility.
  • Identify specific professional or training goals which align with the scholarship program goals.

Scholarship awards are based on Oregon Registry Step.

At Step 1-8.5, you may apply for:

  • Conference registration fees
  • Cohort training registration fees
  • Oregon Community College tuition (We must receive your application by September 9 (PCC August 27) for Fall 2020)
  • Oregon Community College Transcription
  • CDA Credential application fee

At Step 1-12, you may apply for:

  • Degree Translation/Evaluation
  • Oregon Registry Credential application fee
  • Oregon Registry Credential Observation reimbursement

At Step 9-12, you may apply for:

  • Advanced Cohort training registration fees

Apply online or with the Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Application.

The Oregon Community Foundation's Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund provides funding for the Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship Program.

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