Creation and expansion of the Oregon
Head Start Pre-kindergarten program
Oregon Public Policy Issues
Oregon's Legistature is now in their 2015 Session.
Several bills effecting early learnig and child
care policy and funding will be considered. It is
easy to let your voivce vbbe heard. Visit their
website to learn more about the legislative process.
You can do a search with your address to find out
who your legislators are. Sign up for legislative
updates on topics of interest to you, track bills,
or contact your legislators. Check out the Oregon
through this link.
Federal Policy Issues
Most of the funding for child care in Oregon, other
than the fees paid by parents, comes from the federal
government. For information on public policy issues
at the federal level and to join the Children’s
Champions alert system, please visit NAEYC’s
Early Learning Council
Part of the Council's work is the Oregon Kindergarten
Assessment. This is a sample of one of the tools
that is being used, the Child Behavior Rating Scale.
Sheet and Instructions
Behavior Rating Scale
The results of the first statewide testing have
now been posted at the ODE
An article on the results appeared in the Oregonian
on Saturday, February 1st
was sent by Stephanie Feeney, Ph.D.
The Governing Council of OregonAEYC has submitted
letter from Lindy Delf
, retired elementary teacher.
and Student Policy Letter