Special acknowledgement goes to Jes Mendez of the Oregon Employment Department (OED) for the development of child care and education maps. Thanks are also extended to the leadership of the Oregon Employment Department, Gary Gipson, Graham Slater, and Laurie Warner, for their support of Jes’ work.

In addition to state and county maps available on this web site you can create your own maps by going to the 2012 Child Care and Education Interactive Map. Due to the amount of data it can take a few minutes to load. The map works best using Chrome or Firefox browsers.

The map is designed to combine data from a variety of sources in order to answer policy-relevant questions about child care and early education in any part of the state.

Create your own child care and education map

  1. Go to 2012 Child Care and Education Interactive Map
  2. Zoom in to any part of the state by double clicking the cursor over the area of interest.  Use + to zoom in and – to zoom back out to a larger area.
  3. Go to the Layers tab where you ideally select:
    1. One point view (e.g., schools or child care and education facilities. See below for full description of points.), and
    2. One area view (e.g., school catchment areas, counties, or Census tracts. See below for full description of areas.).
  4. Create new maps by removing an “x” from checked layer and clicking on another option, remembering to select one point view and one area view for each map.
  5. Be sure the Legend Tab is clicked at all times. The information in the legend will change as you select different layers.

Select Fields OCCRP Map example

There are two basic types of data:

  • Points on the map:
    • Elementary schools are displayed by poverty status of enrolled students:
      • Priority schools are high poverty schools that were ranked in the bottom 5% (approx.) of Title I schools in the state.
      • Focus schools are high poverty schools which were ranked in the bottom 15% (approx.) of Title I schools.
      • Model schools are high poverty schools which are rated in the top 5% (approx.) of Title I schools in the state.
      • Not High Poverty schools captures schools that are not one of the above.
    • Child care facilities are displayed in a number of ways:
      • Child care facilities—a dot for every facility—right click on the dot provides detail about the facility
      • Facilities by type of care—dots are colored and the legend connects the color to a specific type of child care and education facility
        • Regulated family child care home—home-based provider of care for up to 16 children regulated by the Child Care Division (CCD).
        • Regulated center—center regulated by CCD.
        • Exempt family child care home—home based provider who is exempt from regulation (3 or fewer children or children from only one family).
        • Exempt center—center exempt from regulation (usually because provides care for 4 or fewer hours per day).
        • Head Start—Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten or Early Head Start center that may be either regulated or exempt from regulation.
      • Facilities by regulation status
        • Registered—family child care homes caring for 3 or more children from more than one family that are not certified are registered.
        • Recorded—centers that are not required to be certified are required to be recorded by CCD.
        • Certified—centers and large family child care homes are certified by CCD.
        • Exempt—both centers and family child care homes may be exempt from regulation.
      • Facilities by capacity
      • Facilities that served one or more children on a subsidy administered by DHS.
      • Head Start Facilities
    • Areas—geographic areas divided by boundaries of school, county, or Census Tract.
      • Elementary school boundaries—displays child care and education capacity within elementary school catchment area. Clicking on school area displays school name and a pie chart. Hovering over a pie section displays type of care represented by that pie section.
      • County child care profiles—displays capacity by county. Clicking on county displays a pie chart. Hovering over a pie section displays type of care represented by that pie section.
      • Median Household Income of households with children under age 18—displays income by Census Tract.  Click on tract and information will be displayed.
      • Elementary School Attendance Boundaries—school catchment area.  Most easily understood with the point layer, elementary schools, also checked.
      • Population Younger than 18—displays density of children under age 18 by Census Tract.  Right click to get the actual number and percentage of children under 18 in the Census Tract.
      • USA Diversity Index—displays level of diversity in Census Tract.  Right click to get the actual percent diverse.
      • Oregon School Districts—displays school district areas.  Right click gives the name of the District.