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Kindergarten readiness fund helps communities innovate Kindergarten readiness fund helps communities innovate Wednesday, March 25, 2015 A little-known grant provides crucial funding for programs that help at-risk families prepare their children for success Sadie Fiebel says that after less than a year of operation of the Latino Network's Community Education Worker program – supported by an innovative state grant fund – she can already see how the program is changing lives. The Portland-based Latino Network's program helps at-risk families with parenting skills and to prepare their children...
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A Cat in the Hat … and 1,750 books on the shelf A Cat in the Hat … and 1,750 books on the shelf Thursday, March 12, 2015 In its continuing effort to improve family engagement and promote literacy in the community, Yoncalla Elementary hosted its third annual Dr. Seuss Night on March 5. The event has grown exponentially and Yoncalla families look forward to a fun night for kids and adults. The night is a perfect example of the family and community connections that Early Works at Yoncalla Elementary is trying to foster. The people and organizations who are part of the Early Works...
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Developmental delays surge in Oregon kids, and educators say that should mean increased services for them


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The number of young children identified as having developmental delays has risen in Oregon, led mainly by a huge one-year surge in Multnomah County, the state reported Wednesday.

That's cause for celebration among special education leaders, who say many toddlers and preschoolers in need of help were missed in the past. Reaching those children and their families earlier with specialized help will pay off with big gains in their communication, social and motor skills, educators say.

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