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Early Care and Education

The Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon, with leadership from a cross-sector Stewardship Committee, have completed a Community Needs Assessment for an updated Early Care and Education (ECE) Strategic Plan.  This ECE plan will inform strategies aligned with Raise Up Oregon: Early Learning System Plan and investments from the Student Success Act.


Stewardship Charge and Membership


Central Oregon Timeline


Central Oregon Early Care and Education Plan Phase I Report


ECE Parent Survey

In the fall of 2019, The Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon and affiliated partners distributed a survey to parents.  They were asked questions about their family, their care needs, and qualities they value in Early Learning Programs (ELPs). The survey was sent out in English and Spanish. 578 families are represented in the survey.  It is important to note that the survey reached families who are connected with Early Learning Hub partner programs.


ECE Parent Survey Results



Focus Groups

During the months of October and November, the Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon convened focus groups of Early Care and Education (ECE) Providers by regional cities in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The purpose of these sessions was to understand, from the ECE Provider perspective, the current strengths and gaps in our early learning network, alignment with K-12 systems and to gauge interest and capacity for expansion opportunities.

Provider Focus Group Report – Dec 2019