The Vroom program provides free brain-building tools for parents of children ages 0-5. In 2016, Oregon’s network of Vroom pilot sites and partners reached an estimated 90,000 Oregonians via the Vroom app (Daily Vroom) and free other hard-copy tools. In a further effort to make Vroom accessible to all of Oregon’s families, the Early Learning Division translated select Vroom materials into Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Statewide partnerships with WIC and DHS Self-Sufficiency offices helped promote the Vroom brain-building activities even further.
Future goals for Vroom in Oregon include outreach to families via a Vroom texting initiative, a formalized Vroom Training of Trainers, and continued implementation in the service areas of affordable housing and nutrition. Vroom will continue to be shared with families in Oregon in 2017 through a network of 15 regional Vroom Information Hubs. A full list of these Hubs and the regions they cover can be found here. The ELD appreciates any help to spread the word about Vroom with Oregon’s families.
Please contact Ari Wubbold, Oregon Vroom Coordinator, with any questions or requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.