The Early Link Podcast highlights national, regional, and local voices working in early childhood education and the nonprofit sector. The podcast is written, hosted, and produced by Children’s Institute’s Director of Communications Rafael Otto.
It is also airing on 99.1 FM on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at 4:30 PM thanks to Portland Radio Project.
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In this episode of The Early Link podcast, we speak with Dr. Christina Weiland, assistant professor at the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Weiland’s research focuses on the effects of early childhood interventions and public policies on...Read More
Oregon is the fourth least affordable state when it comes to preschool. State and federal funding provide preschool for only those families in deepest poverty, reaching only 15 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County. Last fall, Multnomah County...Read More
The Early Link Podcast is moving to the radio! We're excited to join the Podcast Co-Op hosted by the Portland Radio Project (PRP). We'll be airing new episodes on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 4:30pm. In our first episode for PRP, we traveled to...Read More
Dana Hepper from Children's Institute and James Barta from Children First for Oregon provide a legislative recap to close out the 2019 session. In this segment, they discuss the final days that resulted in passage of nearly 150 bills, including all remaining bills...Read More
Ajay Chaudry was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that appointment in the Obama administration, Dr. Chaudry was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Labor, Human Services,...Read More
Dana Hepper, director of policy and advocacy at Children's Institute, and James Barta, strategic director at Children First for Oregon, provide a timely policy update on the current legislative session. Key takeaways: The Senate vote on HB 3427, which has passed...Read More