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Circle of Security Provides Tools to Help Children Build Secure Attachments

6/19/2018
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In this podcast, we speak with Glen Cooper, founder of Circle of Security, a program that helps parents, care givers, and early childhood educators develop tools to form secure attachments with children and understand how to meet the needs of children who have experienced trauma. Having learned that Circle of Security was being used as part of a pilot program for mothers at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, we were curious to learn more about how the program was developed. Glen, who has...

Duration:00:20:17

The Role of Evaluation in a 10-year Early Learning Initiative

5/21/2018
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For our 23rd segment, we interviewed Dr. Marina Merrill from Children’s Institute (CI) and Dr. Beth Green from Portland State University (PSU). Dr. Merrill is the senior research and policy advisor for CI and leads the organization’s research on prenatal through third-grade issues, evaluation, data collection, and analysis. Dr. Green is a research professor and the director of early childhood and family support research at the Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services at PSU....

Duration:00:37:37

Home Visiting Programs Support Young Children and Families

5/8/2018
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In this segment, I visited Ha Mi Da and her family at her apartment in Southeast Portland. Ha Mi Da came to the United States from a Burmese refugee camp several years ago and I wanted to learn more about her story, her involvement with home visiting services provided by IRCO, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, and her hopes and dreams for the future. Many thanks to Mihaela Vladescu, the family’s home visitor with IRCO and Healthy Families Oregon, and Min Sein who provided...

Duration:00:08:57

The Impact of Early Childhood Education with Don Grotting

4/4/2018
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Don Grotting is the superintendent of the Beaverton School District. For more than 20 years, he has led school districts in rural and urban communities across Oregon. Grotting has received several awards and accolades for his work and leadership, including 2014 Oregon Superintendent of the Year from the American Association of School Administrators. He also sits on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Governor’s Council on Education and Oregon’s State Board of Education....

Duration:00:32:50

Promising Futures Panel with Ruby Takanishi, Perla Rodriguez & Maria Adams

3/1/2018
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In our 20th podcast, we sat down with Ruby Takanishi, co-editor of the NASEM report Promising Futures: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English; Maria Adams, language development specialist for the David Douglas School District; and Perla Rodriguez, principal of Echo Shaw Elementary School to discuss the needs of English learners and dual language learners in our schools, communities, and early learning systems. We learn more about the recommendations to...

Duration:01:09:44

A Vision for Early Learning in Oregon with Miriam Calderon

2/14/2018
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Miriam Calderon is the early learning system director of the Early Learning Division in the Oregon Department of Education. Before returning to Oregon in 2017 to lead the division, she helped build a birth-to-three system and universal preschool for the District of Columbia. She was also a senior fellow with the BUILD Initiative leading work pertaining to dual language learners and universal preschool, and served as a political appointee in the Obama administration.

Duration:00:29:31

An Interview with Ron Herndon

1/9/2018
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An Interview with Ron Herndon by Children's Institute

Duration:01:02:53

Ready, Set, Go! Early Learning from Birth to 3

11/14/2017
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Ready, Set, Go! Early Learning from Birth to 3 by Children's Institute

Duration:00:10:37

A Parent's Experience with Albina Head Start

10/5/2017
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A Parent's Experience with Albina Head Start by Children's Institute

Duration:00:06:18

Ralph Smith from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

9/25/2017
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Ralph Smith from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by Children's Institute

Duration:00:25:16

The Vroom Parenting App

9/22/2017
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The Vroom Parenting App by Children's Institute

Duration:00:13:11

EKT Program Connects Kids Schools, Boosts Attendance and Literacy

8/31/2017
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EKT Program Connects Kids Schools, Boosts Attendance and Literacy by Children's Institute

Duration:00:09:35

MIYB Luncheon Keynote from Professor Sean Reardon

5/23/2017
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MIYB Luncheon Keynote from Professor Sean Reardon by Children's Institute

Duration:00:29:28

Professional learning for teachers with SB182

4/18/2017
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Professional learning for teachers with SB182 by Children's Institute

Duration:00:28:59

Superintendent Tim Sweeney on early learning in Coquille Oregon

3/8/2017
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Superintendent Tim Sweeney on early learning in Coquille Oregon by Children's Institute

Duration:00:24:53

Unpacking 13 Percent ROI on Early Investments

2/10/2017
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Unpacking 13 Percent ROI on Early Investments by Children's Institute

Duration:00:10:23

Yoncalla Strives for Long-Term Change

12/19/2016
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In the fourth installment of the Early Link Podcast, and the last one for 2016, I visited Yoncalla in Douglas County to learn more about the community, our Early Works initiative, and Yoncalla Elementary's new preschool funded by Oregon's Preschool Promise program. I spoke with teachers Megan Barber and Cassie Reigard, as well as parents Crystal Sampson and Kevin Hoyt, all of whom have deep ties to the Yoncalla community. More:...

Duration:00:10:39

Early Learning at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

11/14/2016
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For this segment of the Early Link Podcast, I brought my kids to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to explore the exhibits and learn more about the science museum's involvement in early learning. We spent lots of time in the Science Playground learning about animals, playing in sand, splashing in water fountains and whirl pools, and building dams. We also visited Innovation Station and the Chemistry Lab, and after several hours felt like we had just scratched the surface of...

Duration:00:05:53

First Things First: An Interview with Ruby Takanishi

11/2/2016
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In this installment of the Early Link Podcast, we speak with Ruby Takanishi about her new book First Things First: Creating the New American Primary School. In the interview, Takanishi says, “primary education today reflects the social and economic divides in our country.” While some children in the United States are getting an outstanding world class education, many more children are in danger of being left behind. She describes early education efforts as essential to closing opportunity...

Duration:00:39:12

Discussing Oregon's Preschool Landscape with Swati Adarkar

10/7/2016
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Children’s Institute is excited to introduce the Early Link Podcast with an interview with our president and CEO, Swati Adarkar. Focused on Oregon’s early learning system and the state’s new preschool program called Preschool Promise, the segment explores what’s happening as the program launches. Preschool Promise is part of an effort to help Oregon change the trajectory for vulnerable children and families by offering free, full-day, high-quality preschool to families at or below 200...

Duration:00:20:24