This report highlight’s our recently analysis of the P-3 efforts taking place in Oregon. It shines a spotlight on the innovative strategies of early adopters and is helping us gain a better understanding of what is still needed to support effective implementation. Working with an external consultant, we interviewed more than 40 stakeholders to deepen our understanding of how Oregon can build upon and strengthen its current efforts to connect early learning and the early grades.
This is just the first step in our journey toward establishing a comprehensive, high-quality prenatal through third grade early learning system in Oregon. While we were heartened by the innovative strategies being implemented by early adopters, we know that vision without resources and support will not yield results for children and families. The Children’s Institute will use what we’ve learned to guide our policy and practice work over the next 3-5 years.