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  • New Drinking Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association

    Applies To: Vulnerable Populations of the City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association Does Not Apply To: Healthy individuals over 6, Keizer, Private drinking water wells Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of […]

  • Salem drinking water contaminated, children shouldn’t drink tap water

    DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER – MAY 29, 2018 INFANTS, YOUNG CHILDREN, AND OTHER VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS Applies to City of Salem, City of Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District, and Orchard Heights Water Association https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/drinking-water-advisory.aspx   WHY IS THERE AN ADVISORY? Low levels of cylindrospermopsin and microcystin (cyanotoxins) have been found in treated drinking […]

  • 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, […]

  • Child Care Statutory Authority Workgroup Meeting

    At the April 27, 2017 Early Learning Council meeting, the Council adopted the charter for and directed the Early Learning Division to convene a Child Care Statutory Authority Workgroup. A copy of the charter can be found here. The Workgroup is scheduled to convene its first meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers
    Amending Rules Governing License-Exempt Providers

    The Early Learning Council will begin formal rulemaking to amend rules governing license-exempt child care providers accepting federal subsidies. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding from the Child Care and Development […]

  • Time to turn back the clocks and let your light shine!
    Time to turn back the clocks and let your light shine!

    Be Seen. Be Safe. Dress bright morning and night As daylight saving time ends Sunday morning, Nov. 6, TriMet and our partners want to remind everybody to turn clocks back an hour, change the batteries in smoke detectors and increase safety when walking and biking. During the darker months, TriMet encourages our riders to “Be […]

  • Preschool Promise, Oregon’s Free Preschool Program, Begins This Month
    Preschool Promise, Oregon’s Free Preschool Program, Begins This Month
    Early Learning Hubs across the State Will Implement Preschool Promise (Salem, Ore.) – Oregon’s innovative free preschool program, Preschool Promise, begins this month with rolling starting dates across the state. Oregon’s mixed delivery preschool pilot supports children and families living at 200 percent of the poverty level. Preschool Promise will reach approximately 1,300 children in [...]
  • Webinar for Child Care Center Directors and Certified Family Child Care Owners
    Webinar for Child Care Center Directors and Certified Family Child Care Owners

    Join us on a webinar to learn more about the New Health and Safety Training Requirements. August 18th, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Log into the webinar by using the link below: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/927046517 Dial in: 1 (877) 309 2070 Access Code: 927-046-517 Audio Pin: Given once you are logged in

  • ​New Health and Safety Training Requirements
    ​New Health and Safety Training Requirements

    The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires training and regulation on specific health and safety topics for all caregivers that are licensed or who receive federal child care subsidy funding. The Early Learning Division will be adopting rules on the new training requirements soon. More information with links to the training […]