Weekly News October 7, 2019

Report: Early Childhood Programs More Segregated Than K-12

The Urban Institute, a DC-based think tank, has released a new report that finds early childhood programs, particularly home-based care, are more segregated than the K-12 system.

In an article that ran on The Hechinger Report, the Urban Institute found that early learning programs are more than twice as likely to be nearly 100% black or Hispanic, compared to a kindergarten or first-grade classroom. According to the study, this segregation can have long-term impacts on children and can "lead to missed opportunities for contact and kinship during a critical point in child development." 

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Weekly News, September 23, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: OEC to Extend Fingerprint Processing Fee Deadline to December 31

Commissioner Bye and the Office of Early Childhood announced that OEC will extend coverage of these fees through the end of calendar year 2019, or until those allocated funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Background check applications that are due through December 31, 2020 will be accepted during this period of OEC payments.  Applications that are not due until January 2021 or after will be returned to sender.

La Comisionado Bye y la OEC se complacen en anunciar que la OEC extenderá la cobertura de estas tarifas hasta el final del año 2019, o hasta que se agoten los fondos asignados, lo que ocurra primero.

Las solicitudes para verificaciones de antecedentes que se vencen el 31 de diciembre del 2020 serán aceptadas durante este período de pagos de la OEC. Las solicitudes que no se vencen hasta enero del 2021 o después serán devueltas al remitente.

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Weekly News September 16, 2019

Reminder: Invoices are Due!

Just a reminder, membership invoices must be paid in order to vote for Alliance officers and steering committee members at our October meeting.

Membership invoices were sent out in August. If you have been a member organization and did not receive one, please email Merrill Gay at merrill@earlychildhoodalliance.com to let him know. If you are not a member organization, but would like to be one, you can become a member.

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