Department of Early Learning and Care

Present Duties

State Lands Building
The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Early Learning and Care Department. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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

Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 350, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-947-1400
Fax: 503-378-5156​
Contact: Alyssa Chatterjee, Director
Location Map: by Google Maps

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