Megan Pratt, Ph.D.

Megan Pratt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Practice)
megan.pratt@oregonstate.edu

Hallie E. Ford Center

Hallie E. Ford Center

2631 SW Campus Way

2631 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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OPB: Think Out Loud

June 8, 2021

An Oregon State University report shows that even before the pandemic, all Oregon counties were considered “child-care deserts,” meaning they lacked adequate child care for infants and toddlers. And in many counties, parents of preschool-aged children also lacked childcare options. Megan Pratt is an assistant professor of practice in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University and the lead author of the report. Alyssa Chatterjee is the acting early learning system director of the Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division. It funded the report. They join us with details on what the findings mean for Oregon families.

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OPB: Think Out Loud

Feb 21, 2019

For every childcare slot available in Oregon, there are at least eight infants and toddlers who need care. A new report from Oregon State University finds that every county in the state is a ‘childcare desert.’ We talk to Megan Pratt, the author of the new report, and Miriam Calderon, Early Learning System director at the Oregon Department of Education.

Listen to "Childcare In Oregon Is Expensive And Hard To Find" on Spreaker.

Publications

2016

Book Chapter

M. E. Pratt, Taylor, M., van Huisstede, L., and Gaias, L. M., A Novel Take on Family Involvement: Public Libraries as Early Education for the Whole Family, in Family Involvement in Early Education and Child Care (Advances in Early Education and Day Care, Vol. 20), 6th ed., vol. 20, J. A. Sutterby, Ed. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016, pp. 67 - 89.

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