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Growing Healthy Minds

Our newest video highlights the Children's Institute's partnerships with two communities doing amazing work: Lane County and Wallowa County.

2016 MIYB: Keynote Address by Dr. Dana Suskind

Dr. Dana Suskind is a national expert on early language development and co-author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain.

At the Children's Institute's 2016 Make It Your Business event, she inspired the audience with neuroscience showing that the first three years are the foundation for the rest of a child's life. She also shared her work to close the word gap by supporting families to talk to their babies.

2016 MIYB: 4th Alexander Award presented to Wallowa County

At our 8th annual Make It Your Business event, we presented the 2016 Alexander Award to Wallowa County, where Building Healthy Families and the Winding Waters Medical Clinic have formed a unique and effective partnership. The award was accepted by Maria Weer of Building Healthy Families and Elizabeth Powers, M.D. of Winding Waters Medical Clinic.

Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, has produced a new report looking at the early childhood workforce 25 years after the publication of the National Child Care Staffing Study.


Parents as Partners: Engaging Families in Schools

Through the Early Works initiative, the Children's Institute has partnered with two Oregon elementary schools - Earl Boyles in Southeast Portland and Yoncalla in Southern Oregon. Family engagement is a core Early Works strategy. This video details the experiences of two families who have been impacted, and was revealed at the Children's Institute's 7th annual Make It Your Business luncheon.

2015 MIYB: Keynote by Dr. Karen Mapp

Dr. Karen Mapp, family engagement expert from Harvard University, delivered a keynote address at the Children's Institute's 7th annual Make It Your Business luncheon.

2015 MIYB: 3rd Alexander Award presented to Sue Miller

At its annual event, the Children's Institute and award sponsor Pacific Continental Bank presented the 3rd Annual Alexander Award to Sue Miller, co-founder of the Family Building Blocks Relief Nursery.

Primary Years Agenda: Strategies to Guide District Action

This report by the Birth to Third Grade Learning Hub shows momentum is growing to improve learning and care during the early years, creating significant opportunities for schools and districts to address gaps. 


Head Start at Ages 3 and 4 Versus Head Start Followed by State Pre-K: Which Is More Effective?

As policy-makers contemplate expanding preschool opportunities for low-income children, one possibility is to fund two, rather than one year of Head Start for children at ages 3 and 4. Another option is to offer one year of Head Start followed by one year of pre-k. This study from the rank Porter Graham Child Development Institute asks which of these options is more effective. 


Connecting the Dots: Raising A Reader Builds Evidence Base for its Parent Engagement and Early Literacy Program

This brief examines the case of Raising A Reader (RAR), which has been steadily building its evidence base over many years and is now positioned to undertake such a comprehensive evaluation.


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