State Spotlight


Building and using a workforce registry.

Oregon’s workforce registry, the Oregon Registry Database (ORO) captures data on training and education of the early care and education workforce. ORO was designed through a partnership with the Early Learning Division (a collective organized by the governor to support the state’s educational goals) and the Oregon Center for Career Development in Child Care and Education at Portland State University. State leaders can use the data to streamline information about the education and training of the workforce; update the process for verification of training and education while preserving integrity; and present the needs of the field clearly and precisely. Read more about the work in Oregon.