Tag Archives: Early Learning Division

Lawmakers must ban high fees to make Oregon public records truly public, records expert says

Charging high fees can have the same effect as an agency simply refusing to turn over public records, Ginger McCall wrote. “The single most pressing” step to improve access to public records in Oregon is to outlaw prohibitively high public records fees, the state’s inaugural public records advocate declared in a final report. Source: Lawmakers […]
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Parents of baby who died at Eugene daycare file lawsuit against owner, state

Nicole Sumpter, who ran Little Big Blessings, was arrested in July for the April 2018 death of a 9-month-old. The parents of a child who died after a stay at a Eugene daycare last year have filed a $9.3 million lawsuit against the daycare, its owner and the state of Oregon, alleging the state failed […]
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Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Family incomes have remained pretty stable over the last number of years, but the price of child care continues to climb, according to an OSU study. Source: Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

The death happened during a heated governor’s race were attack ads against Gov. Kate Brown claimed she hid safety concerns at daycares and foster care facilities. Brown’s staff called the adds untruthful. Source: Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

Hidden from view

State regulators failed to disclose the death of a 9-month-old infant found unresponsive at a Eugene day care. His mother continues to seek answers as Gov. Kate Brown has denied accusations of a cover-up. Source: Hidden from view – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Oregon releases kindergarten assessment results

The Oregon Department of Education and the Early Learning Division on Thursday jointly released results from the 2018-19 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. Source: Oregon releases kindergarten assessment results

New $2.2 million state program will fully fund child care for 109 Central Oregon kids

Those at or near poverty line can apply for free child care slots by the spring. A new $2.2 million state-funded program will provide fully funded child care for 109 young children in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties this spring, intending to lift the burden of both low-income families and child care providers. Children age […]
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Salem man sentenced for sexually abusing 2 girls at daycare

A 55-year-old man has been sentenced to 31 years and three months in prison for sexually abusing two young girls at an unlicensed daycare in northeast Salem. Jeffrey Rauch, of Salem, was convicted of unlawful sexual penetration and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse following a two-day bench trial before Marion County Judge Tracy Prall in September. Source: Salem […]
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Brown orders tougher vetting for child care providers

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is ordering tougher vetting for child care providers in Oregon after children were allegedly mistreated at a childcare facility in Southeast Portland. In a letter to the Early Learning Division, Brown called for a more robust vetting process for out-of-state providers caring for children in Oregon, which includes reviewing their license […]
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Oregon Governor Calls For Stronger Oversight Of Child Care Facilities

After Oregon failed to alert parents that their children were in imminent danger at a day care in Portland, Gov. Kate Brown called on the state to do a better job managing child care facilities. Source: Oregon Governor Calls For Stronger Oversight Of Child Care Facilities