Alignment, Coordination, and Equity through Oregon’s “Tight-Loose Model”
Oregon’s statewide early learning system balances state and local priorities through a framework which is based on a collective impact model. The state has developed three high level goals for the system, and local partners have leeway to design programs, collect their own data, and attend to their own local issues and needs. Host Karen Ponder delves into the details of this with Denise Swanson, the Early Learning Hub Manager in the Early Learning Division, and Kristi Collins, the Early Learning Hub Director in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties which includes the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
El sistema de aprendizaje temprano en el estado de Oregon equilibra las prioridades estatales y locales a través de un marco basado en un modelo de impacto colectivo. El estado ha desarrollado tres metas de alto nivel para el sistema, y los socios locales tienen margen para diseñar programas, recopilar sus propios datos y atender sus propios problemas y necesidades locales. La anfitriona Karen Ponder profundiza en los detalles de este sistema con Denise Swanson, la Gerente de los Centros de Aprendizaje Temprano en la División de Aprendizaje Infantil de Oregón, y Kristi Collins, Directora del Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano en los condados de Linn, Benton y Lincoln, que incluye las tribus confederadas de indios Siletz.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.