Oregon Child Care Research Partnership (OCCRP)
Oregon’s strategy for providing information to decision-makers on the dynamics of child care and education.
The mission of the Child Care Research Partnership is to ensure that basic information about childhood care and education in Oregon is current, accurate, and available on local, regional, and state levels and is accessible to all decision-makers.
The Oregon Child Care Research Partnership conducts research related to child care policy at the local and state levels. The Partnership also works on national-level research through participation in the Administration for Children and Families' Child Care Policy Research Consortium, a collaboration of child care policy researchers who work together to build the body of knowledge about child care at the state and national levels. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families of the federal Department of Health and Human Services is the organization that leads national efforts to inform child care policy through research.
The Oregon Child Care Research Partnership operates as a part of the Family Policy Program of Oregon State University. The partnership brings together university-based researchers, state agency early learning staff, the network of child care resource and referral agencies, and child care practitioners. The group engages parents in its research activities whenever possible. Working together, partners identify research that is needed to support child care decisions, carry out research projects, and disseminate findings.
Materials: 2014 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable
- Early Learning Workforce 2012 Baseline (pdf)
- Evidence from Investments in ECE Quality Association between Receipt of TA and Earning a QRIS Rating (pdf)
- Findings from Evaluations of the Implementation of Multnomah County’s Early Kindergarten Transition Program (pdf)
- Inequities in Access to Quality Early Care and Education: Associations with Funding and Community Context (pdf)
- Oregon's Vision: Connectiong K-12 and Early Learning (pdf)
- Understanding & Evaluating Prenatal-Grade 3 Systems (pdf)
Support for Public PreKindergarten
References to Publications cited at Roundtable
Play and Learn Groups
- Play and Learn Groups (docx)
Summary of Day: Research Questions and Discussion Notes
- School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
- School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
- Health Management and Policy
- Health Promotion and Health Behavior
- HDFS | Graduate Program
- Family Policy Program
- Program on Gerontology