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.
Fact Sheet November 22, 2023
The document summarizes the work being done by organizations focused on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Report November 15, 2023
This brief focuses on the ways that states are using PDG B-5 grant funding to create and sustain career pathways in the early care and education field. “Career pathways” are broadly defined here, referring to a wide range of activities that support prospective and current early educators in advancing in the profession. States’ initiatives span an early educator’s complete career trajectory, from strategies to recruit new candidates into the profession to initiatives that create new specializations for educators who want to propel their careers further.
Report November 1, 2023
PDG B-5 Planning and Renewal Grants are being used by states across a wide range of content areas in the early childhood care and education system, and in a variety of ways. The federal funding provides a systems framework and seeks to offer flexibility within that framework. States are using the federal funding to build capacity, create infrastructure, provide direct services, and pilot work that is new for them. This work is occurring within a broad framework provided by the federal government. This brief explores the choices that PDG B-5 grantees plan for the use of the financing provided, which has impact on the overall ECCE systems that they are building and implementing. Within PDG B-5, states had to demonstrate how they would allocate the financial resources available across required and discretionary activity categories. We can learn about their priorities from a look at the choices that they made.