Diverse Language Cohort
A new early learning system group, the Diverse Language Cohort, is developing a plan that aims to align and coordinate new services for culturally and linguistically diverse child care providers in Oregon. This group will expand professional development offerings in more languages and identify systemic barriers in the early learning system for child care providers. The group includes staff – most of whom are bilingual and passionate about serving providers – from the Office of Child Care-Early Learning Division, Child Care Resource and Referral, Oregon Center for Career Development and the Research Institute. The group is part of Early Learning Division’s efforts to learn about the activities that are working, or not working, for linguistically diverse child care providers in early learning and hear recommendation to improve services.
The group had their kick off in July and followed up with their August meeting with a focus on professional development opportunities.
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