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The 2016 legislative session: continuing to work for Oregon's underserved children The 2016 legislative session: continuing to work for Oregon's underserved children Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Oregon's 2016 legislative session begins on February 1 and the Children's Institute is already meeting with legislators and attending hearings to discuss issues impacting Oregon’s at-risk young children and families. We have developed an advocacy platform built on the foundation of our 2015 legislative victories. The Children’s Institute’s 2016 legislative priorities include: Releasing the $17.5 million allocated to begin the Preschool...
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Preschool Promise: Oregon Launches Mixed-Delivery Preschool Preschool Promise: Oregon Launches Mixed-Delivery Preschool Thursday, December 17, 2015 In January, the Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division will begin accepting applications for a brand new stream of state funding for early learning: Preschool Promise. Preschool Promise will bring access to publicly-funded, high-quality preschool to more than 1,000 additional Oregon children each year. The program will begin to address gaps in who has access to high-quality preschool. The funding pays for preschool for kids from families...
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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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