Child Care

SEIU Child Care Provider Portia Moye with the children she cares for

Who we are…

We are License Exempt Child Care Providers who are paid by the State of Oregon, through DHS (Department of Human Services).  Many of us provide child care for the children of family members, friends or neighbors.  We are often referred to as FFN providers (Family, Friends and Neighbors).


Congratulations to the newly-elected Local 96 Child Care officers

Officers Kassaundra West Nichols, President Kimberly Cole, Vice President Jennifer Schmidt, Secretary-Treasurer Statewide Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) Wanda Winne Enrique Luna Natalie Jackson Renee Rodgers Yolanda Scott Regional ROCs Reg 11 Portia Moye Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

We’re on the move! Sign up for the SEIU Local 503 Campaign to Build Voter Power

This summer, SEIU care providers will once again take the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers are planning to reach out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political …

Child Care contract ratified!

We are excited to announce that—with a strong show of support—SEIU Local 503 Child Care members have ratified the tentative agreement for our 2013-2015 union contract! Thank you to all of the providers who became members, participated in Lobby Days, …

Victory for Child Care Providers

Congratulations to all Oregon Child Care Providers! After 8 months of negotiations, our bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the State that increases our rates, improves access to trainings, promotes quality care, and strengthens Oregon’s child care system. …

SEIU Child Care Providers Hold the Line for Fair Rates

Our Union bargaining team met with the State’s bargaining team twice this month—on August 8 and August 27. We have made tremendous progress in negotiations: including victories on key proposals such as an improved access to paid trainings, continuation of …

SEIU Child Care Providers Stand Up for a Fair Contract

SEIU, Local 503 Child Care Providers have been active at the bargaining table and in the Capitol this month! On June 19, our Child Care Bargaining Team joined state workers and other care providers at the Human Services Building in …

Child Care Bargaining Update, June 3, 2013

During our most recent bargaining session, on June 3, the State said they intend to direct resources towards rates, within available resources. We are asking for the rates to be updated to reflect 2012 Market Rate Study or a 10% …

Child care bargaining update, May 2013

SEIU, Local 503 Child Care Providers have been making great progress at the bargaining table toward a new contract. Our current contract expires June 30, 2013. We met with the State on May 17 and May 23 this month and …

Child Care bargaining update: Join us for regional actions in May!

During our most recent bargaining session, on April 17, the State committed to making the improvements to our training program that we asked for – including: 1) More opportunities to attend the Enhanced Rate Training (which we get a 7% …

Workers, Parents and Allies Call for State to Fully Fund Daycare

An alliance of SEIU 503 members, parents, allies and advocates for children converged on Salem from across the state March 27 to beseech legislators to provide employment-related daycare for all eligible families and to provide a living wage for providers. …

Child care bargaining update: March 2013

Child Care bargaining continues! On March 4, the Child Care Bargaining Team put forward our final round of opening proposals, with the following goals: Protect low-income parents’ access to the Employment Related Day Care Program. Many parents are barely able …

SEIU and AFSCME child care providers stand up for child care funding

SEIU and AFSCME child care providers arrived at the capitol on February 20 to stand up for Oregon’s children and working families. Providers from all corners of the State came to share their stories. Frederick Flood, from Tillamook, was unable …

Ready, Set, Go! Child Care Bargaining and State Budget Campaign begins

SEIU Local 503 Child Care Bargaining has begun! Our elected Bargaining Team of providers from around Oregon has begun meeting with the State to negotiate for our next contract. Also, starting January 14th, the newly elected Oregon Legislature began meeting …

Tell Congress Not to Cut Child Care Funding!

On February 7th, thousands of Americans will pick up the phone to call their Members of Congress and tell them to stop the automatic cuts to child care, Head Start, and early learning that kick in on March 1st. We …

Care Providers celebrate at Holiday Dinner Party

Care Providers and their families celebrated an amazing year for homecare and personal support workers at their 4th Annual Holiday Dinner Party held Dec. 1, 2012 in Salem. Participants, greeted by Mrs. Santa, took time to enjoy one another’s company, …

Olmstead, DD rights protected (update from WA court case)

Here’s some good news for care providers. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced that she won’t appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to defend budget cuts she sought in 2011.An appeal to the Roberts Court would have placed Olmstead …

Care providers turning up heat in summertime community visits

This summer, care providers have been taking the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers have been reaching out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political power through our …

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We’re On the Move! Building Voter Power!

Does this sound familiar? A client is told her service hours will be cut.  A mom struggles to figure out how to work and find care for her child after she is removed from the state’s subsidized child care program. …

Congratulations to the new Statewide Child Care Officers!

This is the official posting of the Local 96 Statewide Officer Elections. Winners will also be individually contacted before April 30th to confirm acceptance of the position. Child Care Council will convene: April 28th&29th at 9:30am Portland SEIU Office (6401 …