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CI's Dana Hepper weighs in on NIEER's State of Preschool report

YB14_banner.jpgThe Children's Institute's Dana Hepper was interviewed yesterday by Portland's KOIN-TV – for its story examining the annual "State of Preschool" report released by the National Institute of Early Education Research.

The highly regarded report details how all 50 states and the District of Columbia are doing in providing quality public preschool. As has been the case in past years, the much-watched report generally had positive reviews for the quality of Oregon's preschool program. But it also underlined the sad reality: not nearly enough children from low-income Oregon families are getting access to preschool.

Dana made the point with KOIN that Oregon must do better.

Preschool Boosts Reading Skills Later

Class of 2025 OPBIn its Class of 2025 series, this week OPB discusses about the preschool at Earl Boyles Elementary and its positive impact on students.

"Kids who are in high-quality preschool — particularly low-income kids — are far more likely to graduate from high school,” said Swati Adarkar of the Portland-based Children’s Institute. “They’re far more likely to go on to college, they’re far more likely not to need special education as they go on in the elementary grades. These are all huge game-changers."

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Early Learning Unmet Need in America

unmetneed blogIn Oregon, more than three-quarters of four-year-olds do not have access to publicly-funded preschool. For Latino children, the unmet need is especially great.

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Join us for 7th Annual Make It Your Business Lunch

2015 miyb pix webWe hope you can join us on April 24, 2015 for our seventh annual Make It Your Business lunch and award ceremony!

Find out more about this year's event.

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Marina Merrill on Medford's Five on Five News

Marina-5on5This week, Children's Institute Senior Research & Policy Advisor Marina Merrill spoke about early learning and the importance of preschool for low-income families on KOBI-TV Medford's Five on Five news program.

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