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Children’s Institute and community partners call for annual data release on chronic absence Children’s Institute and community partners call for annual data release on chronic absence Wednesday, May 06, 2015 The Children's Institute and a group of allies and partners have formally asked leaders of the Oregon Department of Education to annually release data that measures chronic absence rates in K-12 schools across the state. Such a release would provide critical information to the policymakers and educators and communities working to address chronic absence in Oregon. Oregon has one of the highest rates of chronic absence – defined as students who miss 10 percent...
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Bringing families, teachers, and providers together Bringing families, teachers, and providers together Wednesday, April 29, 2015 In the library of Portland's Gilbert Park Elementary, more than 25 teachers and early learning providers are seated in clusters around child-sized tables. They are reading sentences about math skills from cards, and discussing what children of various ages are capable of. "I know in kindergarten they can see patterns and extend them, but then they're five. I'm not sure about before five. Do you see that?" asks Elise Wyrostek, kindergarten teacher at West ...
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Early Childhood Facilities

Facilities for Early Care & Education Programs
Amy Gillman, Dave Raynor, Marie Young
Opportunity Finance Network
2008

The Hundred is There!: Helen Gordon Child Development Center
Sheryl J. Reinisch, Ed.D., Will Parnell, Ed.D.
DesignShare
2009

The ABCD Story: A Model for Learning
Low Income Investment Fund
January 2009

Wanted: Smart Money for Tomorrow's Preschools
NIEER
August/September 2007

Innovative Financing Strategies for Early Childhood Care
Betsy Zeidman, Jill Scherer
Partnership for America's Economic Success
2009

Developing Child Care Facilities (A brief guide)
Children's Investment Fund
2010

Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers
Louis Torelli, M.S.Ed., Charles Durrett
Early Childhood News
March/April 2009

Child Development Centers
WBDG Subcommittee
Whole Building Design Guide
6/1/2009

Enhancing Development through Classroom Design in Early Head Start
Louis Torelli
The Magazine of the National Head Start Association, Children and Families
Spring 2002

Infant and Toddler Spaces: Design for a Quality Classroom
WestEd's Program for Infant/Toddler Care, Community Playthings

A "Noble Bet" in Early Care and Education: Lessons from One Community's Experience (Executive Summary)
Brian P. Gill, Jacob W. Dembosky, Jonathan P. Caulkins
RAND Education, prepared for the Heinz Endowments
2002

FirstSchool Learning Environments: Supporting Relationships
Sharon Ritchie, Gisele M. Crawford, and Richard M. Clifford
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, FirstSchool
2009

Early Childhood Centers
Dan Butin and Jennifer Woolums
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
2009

Child Care Center: Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual
National Economic Development and Law Center
2003

Building Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality
Carl Sussman with Amy Gillman
NIEER
April 2007

Child Care Facilities: Quality by Design
Tony Proscio, Carl Sussman, Amy Gillman
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
May 2004

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