Early Learning Hub

Participate In The Erdc Rulemaking Process

February 20, 2023

Learn about the transition of the Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program to the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) by attending a five-meeting series for community partners and the public. The series will also include an opportunity to participate in a Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) and help shape ERDC-related rules.  

The first two meetings in the series will serve as an orientation to the Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC) and how it will work after it moves to DELC. All are welcome to attend these sessions. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

The meetings will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. To attend, join via Zoom. 

The remaining three meetings will be Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings, led jointly by the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and ELD. A RAC is a group of community members who will help agency staff review the removal of ERDC from ODHS rules and the adoption of ERDC rules under DELC.  

Participants will be reimbursed for their time dedicated to this RAC at the rate of $50 per meeting. The RAC meetings will be held on Thursdays at 9 a.m. on March 9, 4 p.m. on March 16, and 4 p.m. on March 23 

We hope to have diverse voices within the RAC to represent communities within Oregon’s Early Learning System. Committee members may include:   

  • Families  
  • Child care providers   
  • Representatives from advocacy organizations   
  • Representatives from culturally specific, community-based organizations   
  • Early Learning Hub representatives   
  • Child Care Resource & Referral representatives   
  • Tribal Nations representatives   

Register here. You will be provided a Zoom link for the RAC meetings via email after you have signed up, and before the first meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Pargeter at jordan.pargeter@ode.oregon.gov.