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OregonAEYC Updates
May 9, 2017
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5427 Glen Echo Ave, Suite A
  Gladstone, OR 97027 
503-496 3991 or 1-800-452-3610


In This Issue

MetCo Chapter Breakfast

Advocacy Day -May 16

Advocacy Calls

Governing Council Election

Retreat by the Lake

Week of the Young Child


Save the Dates


Quick Links

OregonAEYC Home

Conference page

Professional Development Calendar


Resource Links


Contact Us

 MetCo Chapter Networking Breakfast,
May 13, 2017 

We still have spaces at the Networking Breakfast held at OCDC in Wilsonville. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, hear from a panel of Hub Leaders from Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties (1 hour Set One), and attend a one hour Set Two training. All for $25 for members or $35 for non-members.  Registration form.
We prefer to receive registrations by May 12th but will accept registration and payments at the door as space is available.

Advocacy Day - May 16th

Are you feeling frustrated by all the proposed spending cuts to programs you work in or for the children and families you serve? Join us in Salem on Tuesday, May 16th for ONE Voice for Child Care Advocacy Day.  Learn how the legislative process works, join small teams to speak with legislators about funding for early childhood and other issues that concern you.
More details and registration link.

Can't make it to Salem, but want your voice heard?

Join the call-in or twitter storm on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16th. 

Twitter Storm: To advocate for adequate revenue for Oregon’s children, we encourage you to join a May 15 Twitterstorm with the hashtag: #kidsneed. Follow with your own description of
what Oregon’s children need.

Call and email Messages: early learning opportunities for our most vulnerable children are underfunded, with 70% or more children without access across early childhood services. We should be talking about expansion, not cuts, to critical early childhood services. Each piece is a critical part of a system to meet the needs of kids and families.

Find your legislator on-line by going to  Legislative website and entering your home address.   Send an email or make a call.

Need help with what to say?
Hello. I am (legislator's name) constituent. Please maintain full funding for early childhood programs and services that help keep Oregon's young children healthy and prepares them for school.

I support (choose programs of interest to you and say why ): Preschool Promise, Healthy Families Oregon, the Kindergarten Partnership Fund, Early Learning Hubs, Employment Related Day Care, Culturally Specific Early Learning, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, and/or Oregon Head Start.
Conclude with :

We need to find sustainable budget solutions that honor Oregon's values, not squander our most vulnerable children's potential.

Thank you.

Governing Council Elections
GC 8-2014


We are excited to announce that Rachel Elliott has been elected to a 1 year term as President Elect followed by a 2 year term as President.  Adriana Delgado has been elected to her second term as Co-Treasurer.  The Governing Council will be appointing someone to fill Rachel's position as Vice-President and considering an appointment of a Co-Treasurer to serve with Adriana.  Our Next meeting is May 20-21 in Grants Pass.  If interested in attending, contact Sara

Retreat by the Lake - June 16-17

Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring weekend at Retreat by the Lake. June 16-17 at Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. Registration packet with full program and form.  Sign up soon for this popular event.  Questions: call 541-888-7957  or email.

Western States Leadership Network

Registration for the Western States Leadership Network is now open. Join Early Learning professionals from our neighboring states for a rejuvenating and invigorating weekend of collaboration and network building.  Visit the WSLN Facebook event page for registration and event details.  

Where: University of Arizona Campus, Tucson AZ

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2pm through Saturday, July 15, 12:00 noon

Investment: $375 (includes most meals & lodging; $50 extra for private room; excursions and R&R activities extra)

Week of the Young Child

We had lots of great pictures submitted. Hope you had a marvelous week.  The contest winners are being contacted by Adriana.  Start planning for next year - April 14-22, 2018. 

Save the Dates

Upcoming Governing Council Meeting Dates & Locations:

Spring – May 20 & 21 Southern Oregon Chapter hosting in Grants Pass Summer – Date to be Determined- Linn Benton Chapter to host
Fall - October 28th- Affiliate Office to Host- Gladstone
Winter Jan/Feb 2018 - TBD. Any chapter interested in hosting ???

AEYC Conference dates:

Check our Calendar  for more details:
• May 13- MetCo Chapter Networking Breakfast -Wilsonville
• June 11-14 – NAEYC Professional Development Institute- San          Francisco
• June 16-17- Retreat by the Lake XIX- Coos Bay
• July 12-15 WSLN- Tucson, Arizona
• October 13 & 14 - OregonAEYC Fall Conference- Clackamas High
• November 4 - Oregon ASK Afterschool Conference- Chemeketa, Salem
• November 4- Klamath County Chapter Conference-Klamath Falls
• November 15-18- The National Association for Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA  Information:


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