April 16, 2020

Childcare is an essential service to communities. During COVID 19 Essential workers can receive a customized referral to an emergency childcare program by:

  • Calling 2-1-1 and they will direct “essential workers” to childcare providers who are designated to prioritize and save space for your childcare needs in your area. Wait for the CHILD CARE prompt for an expedited process
  • Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211)
  • Emailing
  • Click here to visit the Find Child Care Oregon website

The Early Learning Division has created new tools for addressing concerns in  childcare around COV, ID-19. The state has increased the income eligibility for the emergency childcare subsidy and waived all family copay requirements for families that qualify. There is also a process to get your current childcare provider qualified and paid for by the State.
Click here to visit the Emergency Child Care website for more information