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Lessons learned from New York City on beating chronic absence Lessons learned from New York City on beating chronic absence Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Children's Institute was excited to meet last week, along with some of our partners, with leaders from the Oregon Department of Education to encourage them to release more detailed data on students who are chronically absent – those who miss 10 percent or more of school days. We're working with a wide range of policymakers, educators, students, families and others who are trying to tackle the problem, and we believe that having an accurate understanding...
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National report praises parts of Oregon’s preschool program, also shows not enough children have access National report praises parts of Oregon’s preschool program, also shows not enough children have access Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The release this week of the annual “State of Preschool” report by the National Institute of Early Education Research underlines the commitment the state of Oregon has made to invest in high-quality preschool. But it also shows the state must do much more to ensure more Oregon children – especially those from low-income families – have access to publicly funded preschool. The “State of Preschool” report examined preschool programs throughout the...
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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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