Child care facilities are licensed by the State of Oregon Employment Department, Child Care Division (CCD). The Child Care Division requires some facilities to be inspected by Coos County Public Health (CCPH). If required by CCD, complete and send to CCPH the Inspection Request Form and associated fee at least 30 days prior to inspection.
A kitchen plan review is required prior to construction or remodeling in a child care facility (licensed under OAR 414- 300-0000 through 414-300-0415). Having the kitchen plan approved prior to construction is intended to save you the expense of reconstruction.
For more information on obtaining or renewing your child care center license, contact a childcare certifier at the State of Oregon Child Care Division, call (503) 669-7112, Ext. 4, or visit Child Care in Oregon.
Have you heard about the Governor’s initiative to test for lead in School’s drinking water?
In April 2016, Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, called for lead testing in drinking water at schools. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have lead roles in the governor’s directive. Each school district will decide how to take the directive and how to share any findings. You can read ODE's "Tips to Keep Children Safe from Lead in Drinking Water" and the OHA's “Statewide plan for reducing student exposure to lead in drinking water” For lead testing results at a specific school contact the school district.
The only way to know for sure if your child has been exposed to lead is to have their blood tested. This test is arranged by your family doctor. Blood tests are used to find out how much lead is in a child's blood. The test is simple. Your health care provider takes blood from your child and a lab will test the blood. Click here for additional information.
There are many potential ways to be exposed to lead. There is not a “Good Amount” of lead exposure. See some potential effects of exposure to lead.
OHA LEAD resources: Protect your family from lead
PDF: Child Care Inspection Request Form
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