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Community Leaders Celebrate Richard C. Alexander Early Learning Center at Earl Boyles Community Leaders Celebrate Richard C. Alexander Early Learning Center at Earl Boyles Tuesday, September 23, 2014 “This facility is a shining example of a model of collaboration and a spirit of resourcefulness,” Governor Kitzhaber said last week at the opening celebration for the Richard C. Alexander Early Learning Center and adjacent neighborhood center at Earl Boyles Elementary School in southeast Portland. The Early Learning Center, which houses four full-day kindergarten classrooms, three preschool classrooms, and a developmentally appropriate outdoor courtyard...
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Community health assessment builds connections between health, early learning Community health assessment builds connections between health, early learning Monday, September 08, 2014 “It’s healing for my soul to see the neighborhood,” Sharnissa Secrett said as she walked up a brick walkway to a small house just a few blocks from Earl Boyles Elementary in Southeast Portland. She hadn’t lived in the neighborhood long and was looking for a way to get involved with the elementary school and get to know her neighbors. Secrett decided to work as a data collector this summer for the Earl Boyles neighborhood community health assessment,...
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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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