ORS 417.727¹
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:

(1) Prevent child abuse and neglect;

(2) Improve the health and development of young children;

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

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

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

(6) Ensure that children are entering school ready to learn; and

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 417—Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children; Children and Family Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors417.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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