ELD CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a special time when we recognize and honor the cultures, stories, history, and contributions of Hispanic communities. Here are some resources to help you celebrate, explore and increase your understanding this month and throughout the year.
- Tips and Resources for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Edutopia
- Hispanic Heritage Month Resources for Educators | Anti-Defamation League
- Resources for Teachers | National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month Resources | National Museum of the American Latino
- 11 Picture Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month | PBS Kids
- Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Zero to Three
- How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Kids |Parents Magazine
Next week, ELD’s Early Learning System Director Alyssa Chatterjee will visit a full immersion Spanish Preschool Promise program in Oregon. Follow ELD on Facebook for updates on her visit.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PYRAMID MODEL INNOVATIONS (NCPMI): SEPTEMBER WEBINARS
Check out this month’s webinars as part of NCPMI’s Pyramid Model Webinar Series. These are recorded for viewing on your own schedule!
Inclusion Benefits Everyone (Children, Families, Providers, and Directors)
A 3-part Within the Framework Series
September 16, September 23, and September 30 | 11 a.m. (PT)
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Using the Tiered Coaching Model for Practitioners
September 21 | Noon (PT)
Visit https://challengingbehavior.org/training/webinars/upcoming-webinars/ for the complete webinar schedule and to register.
CHILD CARE MARKET PRICE SURVEY COMING SOON
Oregon conducts a Market Price Survey (MPS) every two years to collect and capture the prices and supply of child care across the state. The 2022 survey will be conducted between October 1 and December 31 by your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) in partnership with The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, Oregon State University, and the Early Learning Division.
As part of the MPS, you will be contacted to verify the rates you charge for your child care services and other information including your current child care capacity. Information is used for regional and state policy–making to ensure families have equal access to child care. In addition, the data collected during the MPS influences the Oregon Department of Human Services’ maximum subsidy rates for the Employment Related Day Care program and is the basis for tracking child care deserts over time. Rate information is not shared with parents and families and is combined with other facilities’ data for state decision-making purposes.
Watch for more information from your CCR&R in early October!
For more information, read the 2020 report: https://health.oregonstate.edu/sites/health.oregonstate.edu/files/early-learners/pdf/research/2020_oregon_child_care_market_price_study_-_main_report.pdf
DEPARTMENT OF EARLY LEARNING AND CARE AGENCY BUDGET REQUEST
Every two years, state agencies are required to submit an Agency Request Budget (ARB) outlining their recommended investments for the Governor’s and Legislature’s consideration. The 2023-25 ARB is the first budget developed for the Department of Early Learning and Care (the agency the Early Learning Division will become July 1, 2023). On September 9, the 2023-25 ARB executive summary and full report were published on the ELD website.
The DELC ARB focuses on three priorities: 1) centering families; 2) supporting the early learning workforce; and 3) sustainable operations.
Visit https://oregonearlylearning.com/delc_abr for more information.
FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING – NEW REQUIRED TRAINING
On September 30, 2022, a new required training called “Foundations For Learning” will be available to early care and education (ECE) providers. This is a free, two-hour training on child development that will be available on the “Learning with OCCD” website in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Traditional Chinese. This training will also be available in a self-study (paper version) on the OCCD website.
All individuals currently employed in child care settings as of September 30, 2022 will need to complete the “Foundations for Learning” training before December 31, 2022. When individuals complete this training, they will:
- Fulfill this new training requirement
- Gain two hours toward the required hours in child development
For more information and to find the training after Sept. 30, visit OCCD’s training page.
CENTRAL BACKGROUND REGISTRY (CBR)
RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (RAC)
In June 2022, the Early Learning Council (ELC) adopted temporary rules in response to HB 4005 and SB 1547. These bills and the statutes expanded background check requirements for those working and/or living in recorded preschool, recorded school-age, and Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) programs. All staff, volunteers, household members, and those who may have unsupervised contact with children must be enrolled in the CBR.
The CBR RAC is a group of community members who will provide feedback on the proposed rule language and share input on the fiscal and equity effects of CBR enrollment requirements for adults working in these programs.
If interested in participating, please complete the application and submit it by October 7, 2022. RAC meetings will be in late October and early November.
Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program: Provide Feedback on the Proposed Rules
We want to hear from you!
- Complete the feedback form on the draft rules by September 23, 2022 at 5 p.m.
- Register to present verbal testimony at the public hearing on September 20 at 5:30 p.m.
To provide feedback and learn more about these rules and the rulemaking process, visit https://oregonearlylearning.com/sepp.
September Provider Information Sessions
The recording for the session (English language) on Wednesday, September 14 is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKLyUSOvRBU&t=1s. The next session (Spanish language) will be 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, September 15: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_KaEItRdKRmK2UbLFvSqcfQ
In these sessions, ELD shares information about the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC), updates on programs and opportunities, and the vision for the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) website.