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  • Redmond Graduates Celebrate Milestone in Early Learning

    Redmond Graduates Celebrate Milestone in Early Learning Late night studying is part of the daily routine for Maria Martinez of Bend. But she’s not your typical college student. The mother of three, who immigrated from Mexico after middle school, also works a full-time job as a child care provider. This summer, Martinez and about a […]

  • Celebrate Summer Reading – Our Staff Share Their Picks

    Celebrate Summer Reading – Our Staff Share Their Picks   We asked ELD staff, including Early Learning System Director Miriam Calderon, to offer some of their favorite summer books for early learners. Research has long supported the benefits of reading aloud to young children, encouraging language development and the relationship between parent and child. Consider […]

  • Governor Brown issues proclamation for “Week of the Young Child”

    Giving her support to high quality early learning care and education, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation for April 8-12, 2019 as “Week of the Young Child.” The week is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC to spotlight early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities. Daily themes such as “Music Monday” and “Artsy Thursday” […]

  • Oregon Releases Kindergarten Assessment Results for 2018-19

    Oregon Kindergarten Assessment Results for 2018-19 The first few years of a child’s life are a critical time to invest in high quality learning Media Inquiries: Melanie Mesaros, 503-856-6040 (Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2018-19 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. The […]

  • Governor Brown Kicks Off Raise Up Oregon Plan

    Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today joined state agencies, Early Learning Council members, and legislators in unveiling Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan, which provides a roadmap for how state and local communities can work together to ensure Oregon’s youngest children can enter school ready to learn. Research shows the first few years of […]

  • Raise Up Oregon Legislative Breakfast Kick-Off

    The Early Learning Council will be holding a Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast to launch Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan on Tuesday, February 5th at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. at the State Library. Program to begin promptly at 8 a.m. Due to capacity limits, please contact Alyssa Chatterjee if you […]

  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup Meets November 8, 2018

    The Office of Child Care Statutory Workgroup will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon at the State Capitol, Room 162 from 10:00am-12:00pm.* Agenda and meeting materials are posted below. The State Capitol is located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. For meeting information, please contact Shaire […]

  • COSA Statewide Early Learning Conference: November 7-9, 2018

    2018 Statewide Early Learning Conference Join the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators  for their sixth annual Statewide Early Learning Conference. This year at the Hilton in Eugene. This conference energizes and empowers attendees to face changes and gain skills. With over 50 sessions, exciting networking opportunities, and thought-provoking speakers, attendees will leave exhilarated and more prepared to […]

  • Oregon Early Childhood Summit: October 24, 2018

    Oregon Early Childhood Summit: Supporting All Kids in our Programs and Classrooms Watch the Recording Here Join Dr. Walter Gilliam and a panel of colleagues from diverse early childhood settings in Oregon to discuss social emotional development, equity, expulsion, and relational health for our youngest Oregonians. To be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom […]

  • Reminder: Child Care Rules Community Engagement Sessions This Week

    Reminder: The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care will be holding online rules engagement session for all licensed child care providers this week. Please see below for additional details. The Early Learning Division recently passed Temporary Rules for each facility, effective July 1, 2018. The Division has also opened rules on the Central Background […]