News and Updates
Save the Date for our 6th Annual MIYB Lunch
We're ramping up for our 6th Annual Make It Your Business lunch featuring keynote speaker Ron Haskins. Haskins is Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families and Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.
We hope you can join us!
Thursday April 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Portland Art Museum
Breaking New Ground
We broke ground today on a brand new early learning wing and neighborhood center at Earl Boyles. The new wing will mean access to high-quality early learning and support for all neighborhood children and families. As Superintendent Don Grotting said this morning, "It's really simple... let's stop that achievement gap from happening by closing it from birth."
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Check out these great blog posts from Preschool Matters:
Picture Books throughout Early Childhood features great suggestions from literacy expert Dr. Shannon Riley-Ayers.
In Love for Learning in Children Experiencing Homelessness, CEELO Research Associate Melissa Dahlin writes about the risks homeless children face.
Lessons From Illinois
A brand new report from the Ounce of Prevention uses Illinois as an example to talk about how to ensure young children are a public policy priority.
Multnomah Co. Law Enforcement Supports Preschool
According to Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, the new federal pre-k bill could save Oregon $77 million annually on prison costs.
Dr. Helen Neville on Early Childhood Education
Helen Neville, director of the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon, talks about a neuroplasticity and the role that early childhood education plays in overcoming the disadvantages at-risk children face in achieving school success.
Ed Central on Pre-K Bill's Data Requirements
The New America Foundation's Alex Holt talks about the reporting requirements in the Strong Start for America's Children Act and how they could really change how we understand preschool..
10 Years of Championing Early Education
Watch the video below, which debuted at our 5th annual Make It Your Business event, to learn more about our accomplishments over the past ten years, and the progress of our Early Works initiative. (Video by Kate Raphael/Studio Kate)