Department of Early Learning and Care

The Veterans Building
The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Early Learning and Care Department. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160310-9199​)

Present Duties

This new department will become a stand-alone agency on July 1, 2023, after being a division of Department of Education. It will work to support Oregon’s young children and families by focusing on child care, early learning programs, supporting the early childhood workforce, cross systems integration, policy, research and equity.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Phone: 503-947-1400
Fax: 503-378-5156​
Contact: Alyssa Chatterjee, Director

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 326.425,417.710, 417.727

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency