28th Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Advancing Community Leadership in Research and Evaluation.

February 9 & 10, 2023
9am – 12:30pm PST

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You are invited to join researchers, policy makers, and practitioners for two mornings of learning about emerging research findings and engaging in small group discussions around understanding and supporting the Oregon child care and education system.

Day 1

February 9

Spotlighting state and university processes of partnering with communities

Session 1

State government representatives discuss engaging community leadership in state policymaking and services

Speakers

Jenny Mendoza (Research and Evaluation Manager), Kathryn Helms (Oregon's Chief Data Officer), Sue Miller (Early Learning Council), David Mandell (Chief of Policy and Research)

Session 2

The Early Childhood Equity Fund's Evaluation Leadership Group and university partner share and reflect on their partnership structure, co-design process and shared commitment to justice

Speakers

Velynn Brown (Black Parent Initiative), Brandie Alberti (Self Enhancement Inc), Valerie Switzler (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), Jackie Leung (Micronesian Islander Community/ Linfield University), Diana Contreras (Metropolitan Family Service), Maria D. Quijano (Metropolitan Family Service), Yadira Juarez (Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality), Lorelei Mitchell (Portland State University), Alexis Guevara (Portland State University), Amber Richardson (Portland State University)

Session 3

Self-reflection, share out, discussion and networking

Facilitator

Dr. Megan Pratt (Oregon State University)

Day 2

February 10

Spotlighting community driven evaluation and data justice and equity

Session 1

The Oregon Child Care Alliance group share their experience of collective learning as they embed evaluation into their community-driven process

Speakers

Lisa Tynan (Oregon Child Care Alliance), Meera Batra (Neighborhood House), Nelda Reyes, (AB Cultural Drivers), Karen Prow (Neighbor Impact), Norma Pantoja, (Child Care Resource Network, a program of Southern Oregon ESD), Dana Bleakney-Huebsch (The Ford Family Foundation), Kim Leonard (Oregon Community Foundation)

Session 2

Drs. Lopez and Pears use an existing statewide survey to illustrate how to create a more responsive and equitable research process.

Speakers

Dr. Andes Lopez (Coalition of Communities of Color), Dr. Kathrine Pears (OSLC Developments, Inc.)

Session 3

Self-reflection share out, break out, action plan

Facilitator

Dr. Andres Lopez (Coalition of Communities of Color)

Questions?

Contact us at: oregonccprc@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-5373

Check out last year’s materials and recordings below

Roundtable Materials

2021 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Co-Sponsored: Oregon Child Care and Education Partnership and Oregon School Readiness Research Consortium

 

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Day 1: Spotlighting research that centers experiences of Oregon’s Spanish-speaking Latinx/a/o early childhood professionals.

 

Day 2: Spotlighting research that centers the early child care and education experiences of Native communities in Oregon and continued dialogue

2020 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Co-Sponsored: Oregon Child Care and Education Partnership and Oregon School Readiness Research Consortium

 

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Day 1: Family & Provider Perspectives on Accessing Child Care: Consequences of COVID-19.

 

Day 2: Using Professional Development to Meet Diverse Needs, Strengths, & Priorities of Children and Providers.

2017 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Co-Sponsored: Oregon Child Care and Education Partnership and Oregon School Readiness Research Consortium

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Videos of the day

Thanks to Dick Kahler of the Oregon Department of Education a long video of the Roundtable proceedings is available.

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2015 Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable

Materials from the day

Videos of the day

Thanks to Dick Kahler of the Oregon Department of Education, videos of the Roundtable proceedings are available below.

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Wrap-up

Reference to Publication cited at Roundtable
Weber, R.B., & Lipscomb, S.T. (2015, June).  Supporting the professional development of Oregon’s early learning workforce. (pdf)  (Policy Brief).

More Research on Oregon Children and Families
Researchers from around Oregon described studies underway or recently completed. The reader will find links to the full study as well as a description of it.

Oregon Research on Children and Families (pdf)