Tag Archives: Childcare/Daycare Providers

Oregon day care audit will focus on background checks

That’s a shift in scope from what was originally envisioned nearly a year ago. A delayed audit of Oregon’s childcare system will examine whether day care providers with troubling criminal histories are properly prohibited from caring for children, officials told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Auditors will also identify barriers that regulators face when conducting required background checks. […]
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Day care regulators cite ‘difficulties’ meeting new licensing directive

Responding to Gov. Kate Brown, officials said they would review the out-of-state licensing history for providers who acknowledged working elsewhere. Oregon childcare regulators have yet to finish vetting the out-of-state licensing history of 81 of 85 providers identified for heightened scrutiny under pressure from Gov. Kate Brown. Brown in June called for stronger vetting after The […]
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Guest column: State should show discretion about day care complaints

Should the state tell parents when it has complaints about a day care? Like our president’s recent grammatical error, there is one word missing from this question posed by The Bulletin’s editorial board. Yes, the state should tell parents when it has substantiated complaints about a day care. Source: Guest column: State should show discretion […]
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Editorial: Don’t hide information about day cares

Oregon regulators should be upfront with parents about problems identified at state licensed child-care centers. The state needs to do a better job of living up to the promises it to made to disclose problems. Should the state tell parents when it has complaints about a day care? Should it tell parents when day cares […]
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In Bend, child care may be harder to find than housing

When Wintress Lovering decided to return to work and started looking for child care for her young daughter in February, she heard the same response from several centers: they were full, but maybe she could try in the fall — of 2019. Lovering eventually found a program that will take her two children — a […]
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Brown orders tougher vetting for child care providers

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is ordering tougher vetting for child care providers in Oregon after children were allegedly mistreated at a childcare facility in Southeast Portland. In a letter to the Early Learning Division, Brown called for a more robust vetting process for out-of-state providers caring for children in Oregon, which includes reviewing their license […]
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Oregon Failed To Tell Parents This Portland Day Care Was Considered A Danger To Children

State regulators suspected trouble at a fancy home day care in Portland and shut it down. But it took days for parents to discover that the state considered their provider a danger to their children. Source: Oregon Failed To Tell Parents This Portland Day Care Was Considered A Danger To Children

Toxic Algae | Tribal Museum | Daycare Shut Down | Madras Graduation Rates – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit scientific research organization, has found news reports of almost 300 toxic blooms of the same blue-green algae that is causing problems in Salem’s water, and has been since 2010. The problem, they say, is getting worse. Melinda Hagen, a Portland childcare provider, was given a license by the state even […]
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Oregon failed to identify day care owner’s checkered past before new allegations

A woman lost her license to care for children in California. Then she came to Oregon. Allegations ensued. Source: Oregon failed to identify day care owner’s checkered past before new allegations

Polk County daycare shut down following sex abuse case

State officials closed an Independence in-home daycare after investigating claims the provider allowed her adult son to have unsupervised access to children and failed to report claims of abuse. Quinlyn Harden, 24, was arrested in March for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl at the daycare owned by his mother. Source: Polk County daycare shut down following sex abuse […]
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