Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children

ORS 417.727
Oregon Early Learning System

Based on the findings expressed in ORS 417.708 (Legislative findings relating to young children), there is created the Oregon Early Learning System. The goals of the system are to:


Prevent child abuse and neglect;


Improve the health and development of young children;


Promote bonding and attachment in the early years of a child’s life;


Support parents in providing the optimum environment for their young children;


Link and integrate services and supports in the voluntary statewide early learning system pursuant to ORS 417.728 (Voluntary statewide early learning system);


Ensure that children are entering school ready to learn; and


Ensure that parents have access to affordable, quality child care. [2001 c.831 §4; 2012 c.37 §§44a,90a]


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Jun. 26, 2021