Oregon is committed to continuously improving the workings of its child care system. Child care partners have identified a set of outcomes that system partners work to achieve. Indicators of progress toward the desired outcomes are measured annually or biannually, depending on the measure. The Child Care Division collects, analyzes, and reports system performance annually. A description of Oregon performance measures can be found in the most recent report done by the Child Care Division.
Relying on the expertise of Clara Pratt at Oregon State University, the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership worked with other Child Care Policy Research Consortium partners to produce a guidebook (PDF) for integrating results accountability into child care using child care resource and referral as the example.