For over 25 years, Oregon researchers and partners have studied early learning in the state. Now you can access facts and findings in one place.
This study provides an in-depth examination of experiences with the Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC) program. Interviews were conducted with parents, providers, and Department of Human Services eligibility workers from across the state to identify common experiences and barriers to use of the ERDC program.
Access basic information about Oregon’s Early Learning System, including:
We use the term early learner with the most inclusive meaning possible. It includes children prenatal through 3rd grade and all aspects of development and the wide range of programs that serve them.
Terms used to describe early care and education can be confusing. Thus, Oregon partners have created a glossary so that you can easily find a description of a terms used in Oregon in the Oregon Glossary (pdf). Descriptions of terms used more broadly can be found in the National Glossary provided by Early Care and Education Research Connections.
View regional facts and findings by Oregon county.