Weekly News October 15, 2019

Alliance Election - November

We had anticipated our Alliance officer and steering committee elections taking place at our October meeting, but many of our regular attendees were not there or had to leave early, due to another meeting. We accepted names for several members to be considered. We anticipate electing new officers and steering committee members at our November. If you plan to vote, please make sure you have paid your membership dues to the Alliance. If you're not sure if your membership has been paid, please contact Merrill ([email protected]) or Jessica ([email protected]) to check.

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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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