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Oregon’s Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment is on the road!

This assessment is intended to gather information about Oregon’s infants and toddlers and their families and the services and systems in place to support them; with the goal of putting action steps in place to strengthen supports and services. The team, a partnership between the Early Learning Division, the Oregon Health Authority and many community partners, has gathered available data about infants and toddlers, their families, and existing services and supports.

We are now seeking to collect information directly from parents of 0-3 year olds about their experiences with community supports in two ways:  First, a series of parent listening sessions, hosted by community organizations, are taking place this month in eight different areas of the state, ranging from Ontario and Roseburg, to Beaverton and Portland.  At these listening sessions we will hear directly from parents about the supports they have in place or still need to raise their infants and toddlers.  Second, an online parent survey is open now through February 9th, 2018 for any parent of an infant or toddler to provide their perspective.  You can access the English version of the survey here and the Spanish version here.  Links can also be found on the Infant Toddler State Self-Assessment web page.

For questions about this assessment contact Elisabeth Underwood at elisabeth.underwood@state.or.us.

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