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Ready for School Campaign Launches Ready for School Campaign Launches Tuesday, December 16, 2014 The Ready for School Leaders Panel and the Children’s Institute are poised to make a significant impact for Oregon’s youngest and most vulnerable children in the 2015 Legislative Session. Today we release Advancing Birth-to-Third Grade Success, our policy brief that makes the case for the critical investments and policy changes in 2015 that are strongly supported by research and support on-track health and development, kindergarten readiness, and third-grade...
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Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Oregon loses federal preschool grant bid; what’s next? Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Oregon faced a significant loss for early education last week when it learned it was not one of the 18 states awarded a federal Race to the Top- Preschool Development Grant. The 18 successful state grantees will have the opportunity to expand preschool to 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families and serve as national models for high quality state preschool expansion. This grant opportunity would have meant $60 million over four years to fund high-quality...
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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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