There is a hole to fill in the 2013-2015 ERDC Budget.
Please join our ONE Voice for Child Care partners in
our efforts to save the Oregon ERDC program for low-income
working families who have not recently left the TANF
program. Link to the Save
Work with us to change attitudes and policies and to
promote professional standards and better compensation
and working conditions. OregonAEYC is represented on
state policy bodies including the Childhood Care and
Education Coordinating Council and the Early Childhood
Initiatives Advisory Committee. We participate in collaborative
efforts to ensure quality care and education for all
OregonAEYC has been active in such
past policy initiatives as:
- Increasing standards for child care center and certified
family home licensing
- Establishing standards for family child care
- Adding the early childhood endorsement to the licensure
for public school teachers
- Expansion of training opportunities and requirements
for child care
Creation and expansion of the Oregon
Head Start Pre-kindergarten program
Oregon Public Policy Issues
Oregon's Legistature is now in their short 2014
session with a revneue forecast due out on February
12th. 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 Children’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.
A response was
sent by Stephanie Feeney, Ph.D.
The Governing Council of OregonAEYC has submitted it's
letter from Lindy Delf, retired elementary teacher.
Questions about Oregon Public
Contact OAEYC at: OAEYC@oregonaeyc.org