Oregon child care researchers roundtable


  • Megan Pratt Ph.D. (OSU)
  • Bobbie Webber Ph.D. (OSU)
  • Additional Members of the Researchers Roundtable
    • Center for Governance and Public Policy Research, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University  
    • Child Care Partners, Columbia Gorge Community College
    • Child Care Resource & Referral in Washington & Columbia Counties,  A program of  Community Action in Washington County  
    • Child Care Unit, Oregon Department of Human Services
    • Early Childhood Council, Portland State University
    • Early Childhood & Family Support Research Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, Portland State University
    • Early Learning Division, Oregon Department of Education
    • Human Development and Family Science, College of Public Health and Human Science, Oregon State University--Cascades
    • Maternal and Child Health Section, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Oregon Health Authority
    • OregonASK
    • Oregon Center for Career Development, Portland State University
    • Oregon Child Care Research Partnership, Hallie Ford Center for Children and Families, Oregon State University
    • The Research Institute, Western Oregon University


This annual day-long conversation among policy makers, researchers, and practitioners focuses on policy-relevant research findings related to Oregon children, families, communities, and early learning programs.  The Oregon Research Partnership held the first Roundtable in 1995 and since 2014 the Oregon School Readiness Research Consortium has been cosponsoring the day.  The Roundtable has multiple goals including:

  • Improving policy decisions by making policy-relevant research accessible to Oregon policy makers,
  • Increasing the policy relevance of research by bringing policy concerns and questions to the attention of Oregon child and family researchers,
  • Strengthening collaboration of policy makers, researchers, and practitioners.


The 25th Annual Child Care Researchers Roundtable will be held October 10, 2019 at Chemeketa Cellars in Salem, Oregon.  Participation is by invitation.  If interested in participating please contact Megan Pratt, [email protected]