Children's Institute

Please leave this field empty
fb-icon twt-icon

The Early Link Blog

ODE gives educators new tool to improve attendance ODE gives educators new tool to improve attendance Tuesday, September 01, 2015 While ODE previously released some measures of chronic absence in school and district report cards, these new data will provide a level of detail that will give policymakers, educators and parents a detailed understanding of the problem – and a starting place to address it. Specifically, the new data release will provide chronic absence rates at the school district and school level, and will disaggregate these numbers to show chronic absence among racial,...
Read more
A conversation with a Yoncalla Early Works parent: taking steps forward for her family A conversation with a Yoncalla Early Works parent: taking steps forward for her family Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Ginger Most and her family are examples of how initiatives like Early Works can help change lives. The Children’s Institute helped launch the Early Works initiative to bring parents, schools and communities together to meet the needs of children from birth through third grade and to serve as learning laboratories to connect early learning with the early grades. The initiative has two sites – at Earl Boyles Elementary in east Portland and at Yoncalla Elementary...
Read more

Parent Perspectives on the First Five Years

Strategy for School Success
Download Report (PDF)

Parent PerspectivesTo ensure the perspective of low-income parents is reflected in its public policy agenda, the Children's Institute commissioned Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall to conduct four focus groups. The research has been designed to assess parents' understanding of and attitudes toward the first five years of their child's life, covering topics such as school readiness, child care, and preschool. Participants also discussed what barriers they face in getting what they need to make sure their children have a healthy start during their first five years of life.

Click here to view the appendices.

News & Updates

Children's Institute | 1411 SW Morrison St. #205 | Portland OR 97205 USA | info@childinst.org | (t) 503-219-9034 (f) 503-419-6083

All Rights Reserved © Children's Institute
You are here: Home CI Publications General Parent Perspectives on the First Five Years