We define a Parenting Educator as a professional who provides guidance, support, and education for individuals in their role as a parent to impact their knowledge, skills, and development leading to improved parent-child interaction and child outcomes. Recognizing an ongoing need for a recognition system specifically for Parenting Educators in the state of Oregon, we are in the process of developing the OPEC Recognition System. The OPEC Recognition System for Parenting Educators will provide a way for Parenting Educators to log and track education, professional development, and workforce hours as well as apply for recognition as a parenting educator. The OPEC Recognition System is being developed to support Parenting Educators from different pathways and offers a road map for on-going professional development.
The OPEC Recognition System is currently under development and coming soon!
Are you are interested in joining the OPEC Recognition System once it is ready? Please feel free to review the criteria that has been determined for each of our 5 Parenting Educator Designations. We will release additional details on this page as they become available.