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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.


Bridging Health Care and Early Education System Transformations to Achieve Kindergarten Readiness in Oregon

This report describes Oregon’s alignment of its two innovative system transformations in education and health care to elucidate lessons for state policy makers for bridging health care and early education systems to achieve a common goal of kindergarten readiness.


Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs

New research from the Center for American Progress explores how shifting economic and social trends are affecting infants and toddlers and makes the case for increasing investments in this age group.

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Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities


NAESP has released a new report: Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities Competencies for Effective Principal Practice. A Guide To Support
the Essential Role of Principals in Creating Quality Learning Systems.

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