September 20, 2022
The Pollywog program gathers information about holiday resources for families in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties each year. If your agency will be offering holiday resources, such as a food pantry, food boxes, holiday meals, gifts, clothing, or anything else, and you would like to be included, please contact us right away!
September 16, 2022
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.
Oregon approved to issue an additional $46 million in Pandemic EBT food assistance to 80,000 young children
September 12, 2022
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between September 2021 and May 2022. These additional food benefits will provide approximately $46 million in additional food assistance for 80,000 young children in Oregon. The additional food benefits will be issued to families’ existing EBT cards in Fall 2022, with the exact dates yet to be determined.
September 9, 2022
Resources and information for wildfire weather events from the Oregon Department of Emergency Management.
September 6, 2022
The Early Learning Division is developing a new Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program (Program), as called for by House Bill 2166. September 1, 2022, the proposed rule language for the Program was posted for public comment. It is scheduled for review and adoption by the Early Learning Council at their meeting on Wednesday, September 28.
August 22, 2022
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is confirming the state’s first pediatric case of monkeypox virus (hMPXV). OHA and county public health officials say the case is linked to an adult monkeypox infection that was confirmed last month. “We have a known connection to a previously diagnosed case,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., health officer and state epidemiologist at OHA. “This child did not get the virus at school, child care or another community setting.”
August 17, 2022
The Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties would like to help you Read for the Record this year. We will send you this year’s book - Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang - to read to your class or care group. Book orders have begun. If you would like to participate this fall, please contact us now.