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Another step forward for better early learning for Oregon Another step forward for better early learning for Oregon Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The Children’s Institute’s entire legislative agenda took a big step forward today when an important Oregon legislative subcommittee approved funding for a blueprint to expand high-quality preschool in Oregon, for expansion of home visiting services for at-risk families, and for expansion of a fund that provides grants that connect children’s early years to the early grades. After yesterday’s action by the Legislature’s Ways and Means Education ...
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Earl Boyles Elementary wins support from Multnomah County Earl Boyles Elementary wins support from Multnomah County Monday, June 22, 2015 The Early Works initiative and the community around Earl Boyles Elementary School had a big victory this week – one that will lead to more comprehensive services for children and families in the larger community around the school in Southeast Portland. On June 18, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed a budget that included $94,000 for the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program at Earl Boyles. As part of its involvement in the Early Works initiative,...
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Early Childhood Facilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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