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Preschool Promise Request For Applications (RFA)

June 23, 2022

Looking to offer Preschool Promise for the first time or add more slots to your existing Preschool Promise program? Applications for providers to apply are now open!

COVID vaccines are now available for children 6 months and older!

June 22, 2022

Pediatric Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for use in Oregon for children ages 6 months and older.

PSN Nurturing Parenting: Prenatal Families Training

June 20, 2022

The Parenting Success Network is offering a Nurturing Parenting: Parental Families Training on August 3-5, 2022 from 7am-2:30pm, for Doulas, Bilingual/cultural facilitators, and community partners who want to support prenatal families.

Sign up now to Read for the Record

June 16, 2022

Sign up now to Read for the Record! The Early Learning Hub will send you this year's book to read to your class or care group.

Early Learning Division is launching the Mission, Vision, and Values Feedback Survey

June 13, 2022

Parents, providers, early learning advocates and more - DELC wants to hear from diverse voices to help create an agency that reflects and represents Oregon communities. Survey deadline: Tuesday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

Reconnecting with Summer Meals

June 10, 2022

Summer meals programs are funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session. Each summer, Oregon hosts summer meal sites for kids 1-18 all over the state. There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. Families do not have to show proof of income.

Summer meal programs may serve a combination of breakfast, lunch, snack, or supper. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before and after meals. The meals served are healthy and meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, will include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad.

There are several ways to find meal sites in your area.
• Call 2-1-1 and an operator can help you find a site in your area and provide you with information about that site.
• Text “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304; you will be prompted to enter an address and will be texted back a list of sites near you
• Use the USDA Meals for Kids Map to search for information about sites within your selected area.

The Importance of Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation: Eat Better, Not More

June 6, 2022

Most women in the United States do not meet the recommendations for healthy nutrition and weight before and during pregnancy. Women and health care providers often ask what a healthy diet for a pregnant woman should look like. The topic has been the subject of much debate, and has produced inconsistent and sometimes confusing advice for pregnant women who are trying to do the right thing.

Relief Nurseries are hiring!

June 1, 2022

Oregon’s nationally recognized Relief Nursery model serves families with children ages 0–5 who are most at-risk for abuse and neglect. They provide vital services that strengthen our communities by keeping kids safe & families together.

Resources for Working with Young Children Coping with Violence

May 25, 2022

We extend our condolences to all affected by the violence in Uvalde, Texas.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has compiled online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.

We encourage you to use NAEYC’s Coping with Violence resource guide with relevant materials to help during this difficult time.

Universal Home Visiting - Community Input requested

May 20, 2022

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is rolling out a Universally offered Newborn Nurse Home Visiting program in Oregon.  For more information please see https://www.familyconnectsoregon.org/. The Oregon Health Authority values the input of community members on these rules.  The Rules Advisory Committee will have two slots available for community members.