Children’s Institute’s Early Learning Academy is a cohort-based learning experience for educators and leaders working to strengthen early learning in their districts.

This opportunity is built on 12 years of experience partnering with school districts across Oregon to create and strengthen early learning, fit to local contexts, through our Early Works and Early School Success initiatives. We’ve refined what we’ve learned into essential practices and an inclusive process for change.

Participants in the Early Learning Academy develop their ability to build or improve early learning with a lens toward equity and community voice. They hear real examples of work being done to build and align early learning systems from Early School Success participants, Early Works participants, and national exemplars.

We draw from the expertise of local, culturally specific organizations that have found ways to partner with school districts to create powerful solutions for the communities they serve. And participants become a part of our network, sharing learning with colleagues around the state, and accessing to our growing Change Library of ideas that will help them carry this work into the future.

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What

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Learn with and from peers in other districts

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Build ideas based on expertise from culturally specific organizations

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Three live sessions via Zoom, plus three hours of district-specific coaching

What

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Learn with and from peers in other districts

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Build ideas based on expertise from culturally specific organizations

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Three live sessions via Zoom, plus three hours of district-specific coaching

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Outcomes

Participants will:

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Know what makes for a coherent and developmentally appropriate PK-5 program

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Engage in a community-centered, culturally sustaining process for designing and enhancing a PK-5 program

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Gain skills to lead an inclusive, community-based process in their local context

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Who

This year we are so pleased to welcome ten teams from across Oregon, including Hillsboro, Centennial, Philomath, South Lane, Tigard-Tualatin, Baker, Ontario, Roseburg, Medford, and Douglas ESD.

District teams are made up of 3-10 members, including principals, preschool and elementary teachers, early learning coaches, equity coaches, curriculum directors, early learning coordinators, counselors, dual language teachers, SPED teachers, community partners, etc.

Who

This year we are so pleased to welcome ten teams from across Oregon, including Hillsboro, Centennial, Philomath, South Lane, Tigard-Tualatin, Baker, Ontario, Roseburg, Medford, and Douglas ESD.

District teams are made up of 3-10 members, including principals, preschool and elementary teachers, early learning coaches, equity coaches, curriculum directors, early learning coordinators, counselors, dual language teachers, SPED teachers, community partners, etc.

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