Policy Resource

Oregon Registry Infant Toddler Credential

Feb 9, 2016

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.

The three credentials include:

  • 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 professional’s knowledge, skills and achievements in order to improve the quality of services and thereby increase positive outcomes for children and families.

The Infant Toddler Professional Credential meets Oregon’s licensing requirements for head teachers in an infant toddler classroom in a Certified Child Care Center. It also meets licensing qualification requirements for Certified Family Child Care providers caring 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. Participants will be notified by mail prior to the expiration of their Credential. At that point, Credential recipients may renew the credential by completing additional training and experience.

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.

Reviewed May 2018.

Explore more from Professional Development in States

Explore More Oregon Focused Resources & Initiatives

  • Article

    Ballot Measures for Babies

    While much attention was on the national stage in November 2020, important movement for babies and their families was also occurring via state and community ballot initiatives across the country.

  • Article

    Bright Spots in States

    As states across the nation make difficult decisions about how to move forward, the outlook is grim. Without the federal aid mentioned above, the hits to state budgets will be severe and long lasting…

  • Article

    State Supplemental Funds Boost the Power of EHS

    Early Head Start (EHS) federal funding is an essential component of a state’s approach to providing high quality services to infants, toddlers and their families. Many states, however, are providing …

  • Article

    States Move Forward on Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Three more states have taken steps toward ensuring that families have adequate, unhurried time to create positive, consistent relationships with their babies. Time with infants during their earliest …

  • Article

    Oregon Passes Student Success Act

    The Student Success Act offers a historic financial commitment to supporting the health and development of young children in the state.