OCTOBER PROVIDER INFORMATION SESSIONS
Join the Early Learning Division (ELD) in October to learn more:
- ELD Check-in on COVID-19 Resources and Current Policies
- Review Child Care Stabilization Grant Application Process and Resources
- Learn about Oregon Department of Human Services’ Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) Eligibility, Co-Pay Structure, and Policy Updates
Wednesday, October 27 | 6 – 7 p.m.
All provider types. (Interpretation available – please make your language request by October 25, 2021 via registration form)
Thursday, October 28 | 6 – 7 p.m.
Spanish language. (All provider types)
This is a virtual event. Registration is required. There is a capacity limit for these calls and registration may not guarantee access via Zoom, especially for the October 27 session. If capacity is full, you may need to participate using ELD’s live stream on Facebook. Questions can be shared on the comments section.
SAVE THE DATE: The next provider information sessions will be December 1 and 2, 2021.
NOMINATIONS OPEN TO HONOR EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
Nominations for the 2022 Oregon Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year are open now through January 3, 2022. This honor is open to professionals in publicly funded prekindergarten programs (such as Oregon Head Start or Preschool Promise) or programs in public K-12 schools. The educator must meet the definition of an ESP in Oregon.
Education support professionals work together with teachers and administrators in Oregon public schools to perform a variety of jobs promoting quality education, fostering positive learning environments, offering nutritious meals, providing reliable transportation, maintaining safe and clean schools for all students, and much more.
“We know ESP’s are essential to the daily rhythms of our schools, and their contributions are deserving of great recognition and gratitude,” said Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: BABY PROMISE RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Apply to join the Baby Promise Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC), a group of community members who will help ELD staff shape and implement rule language for new Baby Promise programming. Baby Promise is a publicly funded program offering free, high-quality early care and education for infants and toddlers from low-income families in Oregon.
Participants will be reimbursed for their time dedicated to this RAC and will positively impact organizations across Oregon. Applications are due Friday, November 5, 2021.
OCTOBER IS SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) AWARENESS MONTH
Spread the word and help reduce the risk of SIDS in Oregon. Safe to Sleep® created a toolkit to raise awareness about SIDS. Click here to download the toolkit and encourage safe infant sleep in our communities.
TRIBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ANNOUNCED
The Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) responds to the needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native children and their families, and helps establish the Tribal Early Learning Hub. Click here to learn more and view a list of TAC members.
APPLY NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING GRANTS:
COVID-19 Child Care Reopening Grant
Child care providers who stopped providing services between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, and reopened after June 30, 2021, or are interested in reopening, are invited to apply for the COVID-19 Child Care Reopening Grant. The application period for this grant is open until November 30, 2021.
COVID-19 Child Care Stabilization Grant
Oregon received approximately $224 million in grant funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to be paid directly to eligible providers struggling during the pandemic. You must complete a brief application online and meet eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. The application period for this grant is open until December 31, 2021.