Roberta B. Weber
Shannon T. Lipscomb
Organizational Affiliation(s): 
Oregon State University
Publication Date: 
June, 2015

Early learning programs play an important role in supporting school readiness of Oregon’s young children. The extent to which early learning services successfully support children’s development is to a large extent shaped by the knowledge and skills of early learning program staff. This brief relies on research to demonstrate the link between Oregon’s investment in the professional development of the early learning workforce to improved child outcomes in terms of school readiness and ultimately third grade reading scores.

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Shannon T. Lipscomb
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