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Coordinated Early Intervention Services Crucial for Oregon Families Coordinated Early Intervention Services Crucial for Oregon Families Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Early Intervention reduces need for ECSE When EI services are adequate and tailored to a child’s unique needs, the evidence shows that children respond extremely well to the services. In 2014, 91 to 95 percent of Oregon infants and toddlers participating in EI services showed developmental improvements. Some 61 to 81 percent of all infants and toddlers demonstrated substantial growth, meaning they will need fewer ECSE and Special Education...
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Early Works Helps Earl Boyles Families with Housing Needs Early Works Helps Earl Boyles Families with Housing Needs Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Early Works this summer is helping Earl Boyles Elementary families stay in their homes or find new ones as housing costs climb throughout east Multnomah County. Josue Peña-Juarez, the new program’s housing and family advocate, has embarked on seeking new homes for two families who have been evicted from their apartments. One man, his pregnant wife and three children recently received a 90-day no-cause eviction, and another family was evicted...
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Videos

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Parents as Partners: Engaging Families in Schools
Video by Kate Raphael / Studio Kate & Katia Riddle


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2015 MIYB Event: Keynote by Dr. Karen Mapp
Video by Josh Gray


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2015 MIYB Event: 3rd Annual Alexander Award presented to Sue Miller
Video by Josh Gray


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Children's Institute: 10 Years of Championing Early Education
Video by Kate Raphael / Studio Kate


 

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2013 MIYB Event: Keynote by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond


 

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Governor Kitzhaber accepts the Alexander Award


 

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The Time Has Come - An introduction to Early Works


 

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Governor Kitzhaber addresses national audience in Washington DC


 

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Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: A New Beginning for American Education


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Urgency of Now

Building a better society means fostering human potential.

"A large and convincing body of research in psychology, economics and neuroscience points to the importance of the early years in producing successful outcomes for advantaged children and in accounting for the social pathologies found among disadvantaged children." ~ James J. Heckman, University of Chicago

 


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What's the 'Rate of Return' on social skills? - James Heckman
Economist James Heckman links "soft skills" such as perseverance, attention, motivation, and self-confidence to "success in society at large.

 


The Importance of Early Childhood Development: Harriet Meyer
Harriet Meyer testifies before a congressional committee on March 17, 2009. Meyer is president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and Co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council.

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This short, documentary-style video follows five children through a year in their high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom, showing what they learn along the way.

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NPR LogoJames Heckman speaks with NPR Radio: Early Education Makes All the Difference


Barack Obama talked with The Des Moines Register editorial board about his ideas to strengthen early childhood education on June 18, 2007.

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