Our leaders must know that children are at the heart of a healthy and thriving state. That’s why yesterday in the Sunday Oregonian, Kali Thorne Ladd, CI’s chief executive officer, and Whitney Grubbs, executive director of Foundations for a Better Oregon, made the...
In this segment of The Early Link Podcast, host Rafael Otto speaks with Rashelle Chase-Miller, who is an activist and a mom. She’s authored many articles and works in early childhood curriculum development. She’s also founder of Mxm Bloc, a Black mxm led mutual-aid group that supports Black families, and Reproductive Rights PDX.
On this episode, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Marvin Lynn, who most recently served as the dean at Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education.
President Biden's expanded Child Tax Credit brought 60,000 Oregon children out of poverty.
In 2021, parents, child care providers, and community organizations on Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition (ECC) advocated for early childhood policies to support young children, families, and communities furthest from justice.
This week, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Johnny Lake, an international consultant and trainer on community-building, equity, diversity and leadership with a focus on what youth need, and what our education systems need to better serve students and young people.
In this episode, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, whose research has focused on the social and historical foundations of literacy in Black communities and how literacy development can be re-conceptualized in classrooms today.
On this episode of The Early Link Podcast, host Rafael Otto speaks with Andrew Yoshihara, who is a member of Black Child Development PDX and founder and executive director of Bustin’ Barriers, a nonprofit organization that serves kids with disabilities. He is also a parent advocate and has been involved with legislative advocacy in 2021.
On this episode of The Early Link Podcast, host Rafael Otto speaks with guest Dalia Avello. Dalia serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Montessori Association, trained as a psychologist, is a certified Montessori teacher, and has expertise in the Education and International Development fields.
“I think we need to change our view of parents from being 'extra work for teachers' to 'assets to the classroom community'," said one attendee of last week's Early Learning Academy, which brought together district teams from around the state to examine their...