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The 2016 legislative session: continuing to work for Oregon's underserved children The 2016 legislative session: continuing to work for Oregon's underserved children Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Oregon's 2016 legislative session begins on February 1 and the Children's Institute is already meeting with legislators and attending hearings to discuss issues impacting Oregon’s at-risk young children and families. We have developed an advocacy platform built on the foundation of our 2015 legislative victories. The Children’s Institute’s 2016 legislative priorities include: Releasing the $17.5 million allocated to begin the Preschool...
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Preschool Promise: Oregon Launches Mixed-Delivery Preschool Preschool Promise: Oregon Launches Mixed-Delivery Preschool Thursday, December 17, 2015 In January, the Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division will begin accepting applications for a brand new stream of state funding for early learning: Preschool Promise. Preschool Promise will bring access to publicly-funded, high-quality preschool to more than 1,000 additional Oregon children each year. The program will begin to address gaps in who has access to high-quality preschool. The funding pays for preschool for kids from families...
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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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