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Lane County KITS helps kids get ready for kindergarten Lane County KITS helps kids get ready for kindergarten Wednesday, August 19, 2015 It's the first week in August – week five of Lane County's Kids in Transition to School program – and this week's theme is sportsmanship. A dozen wiggly future kindergartners sit in a circle with their teachers, passing a small ball back and forth as they chant: "The wonder ball goes round and round, rolling fast right over the ground." As the chant continues, most of the kids begin to focus more intently on the ball. After all, if it's closest to you...
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Two early learning pioneers win state's Angland award Two early learning pioneers win state's Angland award Monday, August 03, 2015 Two Oregon early learning pioneers were honored with the 2015 Lynne Angland Award late last month by Oregon's Early Learning Council. The annual award recognizes people and organizations who improve safety, quality, affordability, and access to child care at state and local levels in Oregon. This year's winners were: Merrily Haas, who has worked for the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children for more than 35 years, most recently as its executive...
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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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