At Community Action, Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) in Washington & Columbia Counties offers support and training to many local providers.
CCR&R is the hub for child care providers in both Washington & Columbia Counties. Our trained staff stands ready to assist you, and to help you be successful.
Many providers access our services for skill development and training, technical assistance, onsite education, business assistance and training on child care subsidy programs. CCR&R is the local expert in connecting providers to a comprehensive range of needs and resources.
Click on the links below to read more information:
- Read our current newsletter and get up to date on the latest training information.
- Get current information on the CDA (Child Development Associate) classes.
- Learn about the View and Reflect video training program. Click here for a printable Reflection Paper!
- Access The Learning Circle - a training program that comes to you in Washington County.
- Print out Provider enrollment or update forms.
- Find out what the Oregon Registry can do for you.
- Locate more resources on the Web
- Online Training
Read our current newsletter and archived issues
The current Resource News and past issues can be downloaded below. Child care centers and family child care providers who are listed with CCR&R receive a copy of the newsletter through the mail each quarter. Resource News contains local and state updates, funding and scholarship postings, class schedules, and program updates, as well as a knowledge base of skill development and resources.
Spring 2013 (en español)
Fall 2012 (en español)
Summer 2012 (en español)
Spring 2012 (en español)
Winter 2011-2012 (en español)
Fall 2011 (en español)
(For previous editions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific quarter requested.)
Get the most current information on child care provider skill development through CCR&R’s Child Development Associate (CDA) credential training classes and the Oregon Registry.
The Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential program is designed to provide training and assessment for family child care providers, child care center staff and home visitors.
Child Care Resource & Referral offers an ongoing program that helps providers earn the CDA credential easily and affordably. Join other dedicated providers by enrolling in this training and assessment curriculum. Participants gain a support team and professional training classes. The group meets one Saturday per month for 10 months, each September through June.
Click here to read the CDA Credential brochure. For more information, contact CCR&R at 971.223.6100.
View and Reflect
View and Reflect is an approach that enables child care providers to receive additional training by viewing videos and completing reflection and activity worksheets that are relevant to the information shared on the video. You can find the View and Reflect videos and the worksheets at Washington County libraries (or click on the link below for the appropriate worksheet). A one hour training certificate will be given for each training video with its required assignments. View and Reflect is approved by the Oregon Child Care Division. This video-training program is a collaboration between Child Care Resource & Referral of Washington County and the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. There is a $10 processing fee for each video reflection sent into CCR&R.
Video Training Program
The Learning Circle I and II - two training programs that come to you(Currently only for Washington County providers)
TLC is a literacy-based program designed to stimulate the love of reading among children of all ages. The TLC program provides training to providers in their environment. The TLC-I trainer will model stimulating story times and related activities with the children in each provider’s care. The TLC-II trainer helps caregivers develop literacy-based curriculum and parent/child literacy activities.
Trainers of TLC are available to teachers and providers in Washington County. We provide six one-hour training sessions in child care centers, family child care homes, and preschools. TLC is scheduled at the convenience of the provider or center.
The Learning Circle creates a literacy-rich environment for children to help them increase their love of reading. To obtain more information about TLC-I or TLC-II call 971.223.6100.
Print out a Provider enrollment or update form
Not yet enrolled with Child Care Resource & Referral's registered providers? Complete and return the appropriate Provider Enrollment Form for your center or family child care home, so you can be included in the CCR&R database. This will help you get plugged in to a comprehensive range of local resources and support. To have the enrollment form mailed to you, call 971.223.6100. Once completed, you can return the form to:
Child Care Resource & Referral in Washington & Columbia Counties
1001 S.W. Baseline St.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Or via fax 503.648.4175
If you’re a provider already enrolled with CCR&R, we want to ensure that our records are correct. Please complete and return the Provider Update Form so you can continue to access the comprehensive range of local resources and support. To have this form mailed, call 971.223.6100. You may return it via fax, or email to the information listed above.
Find more resources on the Web
Here are additional links detailing local and state child care resources: