Oregon Child Care Research Partnership (OCCRP)


Oregon’s strategy for providing information to decision-makers on the dynamics of child care and education.



The mission of the Child Care Research Partnership is to ensure that basic information about childhood care and education in Oregon is current, accurate, and available on local, regional, and state levels and is accessible to all decision-makers.

The Oregon Child Care Research Partnership conducts research related to child care policy at the local and state levels. The Partnership also works on national-level research through participation in the Administration for Children and Families' Child Care Policy Research Consortium, a collaboration of child care policy researchers who work together to build the body of knowledge about child care at the state and national levels. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families of the federal Department of Health and Human Services is the organization that leads national efforts to inform child care policy through research.

The Oregon Child Care Research Partnership operates as a part of the Family Policy Program of Oregon State University. The partnership brings together university-based researchers, state agency early learning staff, the network of child care resource and referral agencies, and child care practitioners. The group engages parents in its research activities whenever possible. Working together, partners identify research that is needed to support child care decisions, carry out research projects, and disseminate findings.

2015 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Co-Sponsored: Oregon Child Care and Education Partnership and Oregon School Readiness Research Consortium

Materials from the day

Videos of the day
Thanks to Dick Kahler of the Oregon Department of Education, videos of the Roundtable proceedings are available below.



Reference to Publication cited at Roundtable
Weber, R.B., & Lipscomb, S.T. (2015, June).  Supporting the professional development of Oregon’s early learning workforce.  (Policy Brief).  Available at http://health.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/occrp/pdf/policy-brief...

More Research on Oregon Children and Families
Researchers from around Oregon described studies underway or recently completed. The reader will find links to the full study as well as a description of it.

Oregon Research on Children and Families (pdf)

Materials from previous years

Materials from previous years can be found at Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable