We are excited to roll out Vroom in Oregon. Vroom is a set of tools and messages that empower parents and caregivers to be brain builders. It elevates what parents and caregivers are already doing right and enables them to make the most out of the time they spend with their children. Vroom consists of a series of over 1,000 brain-building activities that can be accessed in English and Spanish via a free Smartphone app called Daily Vroom, as well as other science-based tools available in these languages and Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Learn more at www.joinvroom.org.
To get Vroom into communities and ultimately into the hands of parents and caregivers, the Early Learning Division is promoting Vroom through a network of 15 regional Vroom Information Hubs (see list below). The ELD is also sharing Vroom through it’s partnerships with the Oregon Health Authority, as well as Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations and Child Care Resource and Referral offices.
If you are interested in learning what the Vroom Information Hubs will be doing in your neighborhood or would like to partner with them to get the word out, see below for the representative near you and contact them today!
|Vroom Information Hubs||Coverage Area||Contact|
|Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc.||Marion and Polk counties||Veronica Ochoafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Central Education Service District Early Learning||Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler counties||Brooke Ansoteguiemail@example.com|
|Southern Oregon Early Learning Services||Jackson and Josephine counties||Teresa Slaterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Family Resource Center of Central Oregon||Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties||Kim Pittsemail@example.com|
|Blue Mountain Early Learning Hub||Union, Umatilla, and Morrow counties||Amy Hoffert||Amy.Hoffert@imesd.k12.or.us|
|Early Learning Washington County||Washington County||Leslie Moguil||Leslie_Moguil@co.washington.or.us|
|LaneKids||Lane County||Taylor Ludtkefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Klamath Tribes/Chiloquin Early Literacy Project||South-Central Oregon Chiloquin community||Julie Bettlesemail@example.com|
|Clackamas ESD Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten Program||Clackamas County||Mirla Garciafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NWELC/Northwest Regional ESD||Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties||Elena Barretoemail@example.com|
|Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties||Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties||Kristi Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians||Douglas, Lane, Jackson, Josephine, Coos and Curry counties||Mark P. Andrewsemail@example.com|
|Albina Head Start and Early Head Start||Multnomah County||Kelley Corona||KCorona@albinaheadstart.org|
|Southern Oregon ESD Migrant Education Program||Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties||Monserrat Alegriafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Four Rivers Early Learning Hub||Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties||Mike Gorisemail@example.com|
Vroom Dropbox Folder: To access the Vroom playbook, as well as other Vroom materials and tools, visit the Vroom Dropbox™ folder. Everything in the Dropbox™ folder is free for you to print and use in your community. Access the folder here.
Pilot Site Google Shared Drive: This helpful site provides access to important Vroom documents, including evaluations, order forms, and communication tips. Access the drive here.
Vroom Training: This 50-minute training will inform viewers of the basic science behind Vroom, it’s value for families, and how to share the program in your community. This training was created in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority and the Early Learning Division wishes to credit them for the material presented in the “Science of Vroom.”
Oregon Vroom Coordinator