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Early Learning Hub Work Groups

For information about joining a work group please contact brenda.comini@hdesd.org

Early Learning Hub Equity Committee

Advisory to Early Learning Hub in developing and implementing equitable policy and practice to reduce disparities in Early Learning outcomes.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

All meetings held at 404 SW 7th St., Redmond, OR 97756

January 3, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30

March 5, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30

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Partners for Young Children (PYC) - Deschutes County

Partners for Young Children is the partnership of Early Childhood Committee Programs that meets quarterly to network, coordinate services and activities for children and families of Deschutes County. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

All meetings are from 10:30 – 12:00 at HDESD Manzinita Building 1212 NE 5th St., Redmond

December 9, 2019

March 9, 2020

June 8, 2020

Crook County Early Childhood Committee

Crook Early Childhood Committee is the partnership of Early Childhood Programs that meet every other month to network, coordinate services and activities for children and families of Crook County.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

January 7, 2020 3:00 – 4:30

February 4, 2020 3:00 – 4:30

Meetings will be held at the Crook County Library, Broughton room, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr, Prineville

Jefferson County Early Childhood Committee

Jefferson Early Childhood Committee is the partnership of Early Childhood Programs that meet every other month to network, coordinate services and activities for children and families in Jefferson County. 

All meetings are held at the Jefferson County Public Health Offices and will be from 12:00 – 1:30

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


Pathways from Developmental Screenings to Services

Stakeholder meeting to develop pathways and follow-up to developmental screening referrals to services for children.

Upcoming meeting date December 2, 2019 12:00 – 3:00 COCC Redmond RTEC 209

Universal Home Visiting

Central Oregon is an early adopter to the new Universal Home Visiting Program.

Next Meeting: December 5, 2019, 9:00 – 12:00, COCC Madras 1170 Southeast Ashwood Road, Madras, OR 97741

Mothers and Babies

Mothers & Babies is an interactive program with lessons and activities proven to promote healthy mood, bonding with one’s baby, and strategies for coping with stress, developed at Northwestern University. Home Visitors throughout Central Oregon have had training in this program and are implementing it now. The program can be delivered to pregnant women and new parents individually in one-on-one visits or in a group setting.

Early Care and Education

The Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon, with Early Care and Education partners, are in the process of gathering information to support an updated Early Care and Education (ECE) Strategic Plan.  This ECE plan will help inform strategies aligned with Raise Up Oregon:  Early Learning System Plan and investments from the Student Success Act.  Early Care and Education and K-12 partners are invited to participate in local focus groups across the Region to share their perspective on strategies to support Kindergarten Readiness, and opportunities to support PreK to School alignment.  We will also be gathering interest in opportunities to expand quality Preschool and Early Head Start programming.

Expanding Quality Child Care

Central Oregon is a Child Care Desert, which means there is one child care slot available for every three children. Recently the US Chamber Foundation came to Central Oregon to visit communities to find out more about this crisis. The Bend Chamber of Commerce is working on hiring a Child Care Accelerator to help navigate the child care system.

Community Partner Work Groups

Latinx Success Initiative

Partnering with Latinx families to ensure access to information and resources to close gaps in outcomes for Latino students. The Early Learning Hub is proud to partner with the Latinx Success Initiative on the Juntos Apredemos program as partial funder and wrap around services for families. 

Upcoming meeting dates:

All meetings are from 3:00 – 4:30 at HDESD 2804 SW Sixth St., Redmond on the third Thursday of September, November, January, March and July.


Regional P-3 Design Team

Regional cross-sector leadership team that utilizes Design Thinking concepts to innovate change in the P-3 continuum of services. 

Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines – English

Oregon’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines – Spanish

Upcoming Meeting Dates each meeting is from 10:00 – 12:00

November 21, 2019

January 16, 2020

January 17, 2020 (Design Day)

March 19, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 21, 2020 (Design Day)

TRACES Community Action Teams

Three work groups for the Trauma, Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative: Policy and Practice, Workforce Training and Community Education. 


COHC Milestones to Health and Education

Three focus areas, Literacy Access to Services and Social and Emotional Learning. 

Meetings are the third Friday of every other month from 10:30 – 12:00 January, May and September are in Redmond at the Redmond Early Learning Center 2105 W Antler and November, March and July meetings are in Bend 1340 NW Wall St (Ponderosa Room).


Central Oregon Regional Health Assessment Enhancement (PDF)

RHA Expansion Data Tables (PDF)

The above document focuses specifically on children, youth and families and describes a variety of health and education topics, as well as social and economic factors, that influence long term health and educational outcomes. The following report is a snapshot of the health of the region’s children and families at a point in time. It digs a little deeper and builds upon the 2016-2019 Regional Health Assessment developed by the Central Oregon Health Council. The document includes information for Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties and was developed with data, input and information from the wide variety of sources, community-based organizations and community partners.

Other Data Resources