Salem - The Oregon Employment Department, Child Care Division will hold a hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the draft 2004-05 state Child Care Plan. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Oregon State Library, Conference Room 102, in Salem.

The plan was developed in coordination and consultation with state and local child care and early childhood agencies and advocates under provisions of the Federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The federal CCDF assists the state in funding child care services and activities to improve the quality and availability of child care in Oregon.

A copy of the draft plan may be obtained from Sonja Svenson, Child Care Division, P.O. Box 14050, Salem OR 97309-4050 or by accessing the Child Care Division Web site at (


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