Children's Institute

                  
youtube mail facebook twitter linkedin

The Vroom Parenting App

Get Vroom: Text CHILD to 48258Learn about Vroom, a free tool designed to stimulate parent-child interactions with brain building activities. Created by the Bezos Family Foundation in partnership with the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, the app is for parents and educators and now offers a new texting service.

This segment features Ari Wubbold, the Vroom coordinator for the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division.

Listen, download, and share!

Read more: The Vroom Parenting App

EKT Program Connects Kids to Schools, Boosts Attendance and Literacy

Early Kindergarten Transition program serves Multnomah CountyWith school back in session, many young children are just getting to know their kindergarten classrooms. To help with the transition, school districts in Multnomah County have offered an Early Kindergarten Transition program to students who have not had preschool or have a primary language other than English.

Known as the EKT program, a new five-year study found that students who participated in the three-week intervention showed higher attendance rates and early literacy skills over time.

Here’s Dr. Beth Tarasawa, manager for education research partnerships at the Northwest Evaluation Association and lead researcher on the study, to explain.

Read more: EKT Program Connects Kids to Schools, Boosts Attendance and Literacy

Toward Equitable Achievement in Oregon with Abdikadir Bashir Mohamud

Abdikadir Bashir MohamudThis segment features Abdikadir Bashir Mohamud, executive director at the Center for African Immigrants and Refugees of Oregon and the program manager for the center's Preschool Promise Program. In this interview, we discuss the purpose of CAIRO as a social change organization, the Somali community in Oregon, collective efforts to change education outcomes, and much more. 

 

 

 

Read more: Toward Equitable Achievement in Oregon with Abdikadir Bashir Mohamud

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

Translate our Site


You are here: Home CI Updates The Early Link Podcast