We help lead a coalition of advocates fighting for increased state investments in early childhood programs and services. Our policy recommendations are research-based and centered on the lived experiences of families and educators.
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Advocate for Young Kids

Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition includes more than 40 state and national organizations that work to advocate for young children and families. Children’s Institute serves as a coordinating member of the coalition and offers facilitation support.

Our partnership has made a difference: The historic passage of the Student Success Act and the newly created Early Learning Account demonstrates Oregon’s commitment to improving the early care and education of young children and their families.

Now, we must work closely to ensure that Oregon holds fast to those commitments through the health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join us, by learning more about our collective goals, sharing our message with your networks, and working with us to remind lawmakers why early childhood matters!

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Building an Infrastructure for Early Learning & Care with Alyssa Chatterjee

Building an Infrastructure for Early Learning & Care with Alyssa Chatterjee

On this episode we chat with Oregon’s Early Learning System director, Alyssa Chatterjee. She is the fifth Early Learning System director and will oversee the transition as the division becomes the Department of Early Learning and Care. Alyssa was among the first employees at the Early Learning Division, when it was formally created. She has served under Governor Kate Brown as deputy education policy advisor and has focused on early learning policy for the state since 2012.

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