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New Pendleton Early Learning Center: Teaching kids, connecting families New Pendleton Early Learning Center: Teaching kids, connecting families Tuesday, October 06, 2015 A month after the Pendleton school district’s new $9.5 million early learning center opened to preschoolers and kindergartners, center principal Lori Hale is excited about everything the center is doing. But maybe the most exciting part, Hale says, is her and her staff’s opportunity to connect with parents, and help connect parents and families to the services that can help them. Housed within the Pendleton Early Learning Center are a number of community...
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Developing healthy and thriving children: Q and A with Elena Rivera, CI’s new Health Program & Policy Advisor Developing healthy and thriving children: Q and A with Elena Rivera, CI’s new Health Program & Policy Advisor Tuesday, October 06, 2015 The Children’s Institute welcomes our newest staff member, Health Program & Policy Advisor, Elena Rivera. Elena recently moved to Oregon from North Carolina, where she completed her master’s in public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Elena will play a key role in building CI’s health knowledge and capacity. She will help lead our health policy work to ensure that there are stronger linkages between early learning and health...
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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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