This webinar featured inspiring state and local leaders from Bend, Oregon; Louisiana; and San Diego, California who seized the opportunity from ARPA. Louisiana, represented by a public sector leader and an advocate leader, partnered with providers and families to design a comprehensive approach to early care and education that has many transformational features in key areas of access, quality, rates, compensation, and more. The Bend Chamber of Commerce worked in collaboration with higher education and others in the local community to leverage federal relief resources to tackle supply for early care and education. In San Diego, First 5 San Diego played a key role in persuading the county to create an ECE-specific federal relief strategy to expand family access, address behavioral needs of young children, and support child care providers.
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Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.