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  • Healthy Families Oregon, a Healthy Families America affiliate, Accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America

    Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) recently announced that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Healthy Families Oregon (HFO), has been reaccredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to families who want to learn about building a strong relationship with their baby and improving their child’s health, nutrition, and developmental outcomes. HFA is […]

  • Oregon Prekindergarten Extended Head Start Duration Pilot

    The Early Learning Division (ELD) is partnering with six Oregon Pre-kindergarten (OPK) Head Start grantees to offer extended services to participating children and families beginning in the 2018-19 program year. ELD will provide additional funds to grantees to transition 170 enrollment slots from part-day to extended-day services. Along with the funds for transitioning these slots, […]

  • Get Involved: Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment

    Parents and providers participation and feedback are crucial for the success of our statewide Infant Toddler assessment. There are several ways to get involved and share your experience: Focus groups: Would you like to help recruit and host a parent focus group so we can learn about parent experiences with raising an infant or toddler? […]

  • Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers
    Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers

    The Early Learning Division received notification from the Consumer Product Safety Commission of a recall on widely used Kidde brand fire extinguishers. Please take time to check your fire extinguisher to see if it is part of the recall. Below is the recall summary. For more details and images of all the models for recalls, […]

  • Celebrating Head Start Awareness Month!

    Thank you to Governor Kate Brown for proclaiming October as Head Start Awareness Month. The Early Learning Division is excited to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month. This is the time of year that Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten programs from across the state connect with their partners to share about exciting work that is being done […]

  • Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
    Preschool for All: Investing in Equity

    The Portland State University Early Childhood Council is hosting a free all-day event on October 13th: Preschool for All, Investing in Equity. The Oregon Early Learning System Director, Miriam Calderon, will be a featured speaker. Topics include how to address gaps in access to early childhood education and how to support young children’s rights to […]

  • Kindergarten Assessment Results Remain Stable
    Kindergarten Assessment Results Remain Stable

    The Oregon Department of Education released results last week from the fourth annual Kindergarten Assessment (KA). The assessment is given each fall to entering kindergarteners and provides a snapshot of students’ foundational skills in three core areas of learning and development: early literacy, early math, and approaches to learning. “At Early Learning, we continue to focus […]

  • Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines Release
    Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines Release

    We are pleased to announce the release of Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines, which align the learning and developmental progressions for children ages 3-6 in the domains of approaches to learning, social-emotional development, language and communication, literacy, and mathematics. The Guidelines are designed to equip early learning providers and kindergarten teachers with a set of […]

  • Child Care Resource & Referral Request for Application Release
    Child Care Resource & Referral Request for Application Release

    You are invited to apply! The Early Learning Division is now accepting Requests for Application to be a Child Care Resource and Referral partner in the following service delivery areas: Region County(ies) SDA Multnomah Multnomah SDA Marion-Polk-Yamhill Marion, Polk, Yamhill SDA Washington Washington SDA Clackamas Clackamas SDA North Coast Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia SDA Linn-Benton-Lincoln Linn, […]