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Another victory – and now one more yard to the goal line – for Oregon’s children Another victory – and now one more yard to the goal line – for Oregon’s children Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved making a vital investment in high quality preschool for Oregon children. It also approved critical investments in a range of other birth-through-third-grade initiatives to improve early learning in Oregon. The committee’s 21-2 vote was a vote of support for the Children’s Institute’s entire legislative agenda, including not only the expanded preschool program but also expansion...
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Earl Boyles parent represents community at national family engagement conference Earl Boyles parent represents community at national family engagement conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Earl Boyles Elementary School parent Adriana Govea had never been on an airplane before last week. But on June 22, she and Andreina Velasco, the Children’s Institute’s Early Works site liaison at Earl Boyles, boarded a plane to Chicago for the Institute for Educational Leadership’s 2015 National Family and Community Engagement Conference, “Shaping Our Future by Leading Together.” Adriana readily faced her trepidation about her first flight – and...
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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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