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Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Credential

Feb 9, 2016

Professional Devleopment resource information on state policies and initiatives that impact infants, toddlers and their families

In 2005, the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) worked with state partners and other professionals to develop three credentials for the field of childhood care and education:

Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Professional Credential Oregon Registry Director Credential Oregon Registry School Age Credential

The purpose of the state-approved Oregon Registry Credentials is to recognize a professionals knowledge, skills and achievements in order to improve the quality of services and thereby increase positive outcomes for children and families.

Infant Toddler Professional Credential meets Oregons licensing requirements for head teachers in an infant toddler classroom in a Certified Child Care Center. It also meets licensing qualifications requirements for Certified Family Child Care providers scaring for more than two children under the age of 2.

The Infant Toddler Professional Credential is valid for five years from the date of award of the initial credential. Credential recipients may renew the credential by completing additional training and experience. More specific renewal requirements will be defined at a future date.

Through the Oregon Scholarship Program, scholarships are available for professional training and education leading to credentialing, as well as Oregon Registry credential application fees and fees associated with the observation required for the credential.

The Registry also provides supportive and refresher training services to trainers of the First Connections/Infant and Toddler curriculum.

Learn more about the Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Credential at http://www.pdx.edu/occd/infant-toddler-professional-credential http://www.pdx.edu/occd/sites/www.pdx.edu.occd/files/or_cred_infant-toddler_overview_req.pdf

Updated February 2016

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