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September 2017 Update
Your new membership is here!

ORAEYC is excited to announce four new categories of membership to better meet the needs of professionals and advocates of high-quality early learning. High quality content and professional development and mentoring opportunities are key. If you’re already a member, you’re about to enjoy a significant number of new benefits. Current members will only enjoy improved value and several new national benefits – no one will “lose” as we implement these new categories at the national level. Visit for more information!

Emerging Leaders Connecting with Early Learning Hubs

Attention Child Care Teachers and Staff, Family Child Care Providers, Head Start Teachers and College Students in ECE programs with energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for the profession in the South Willamette Valley area!

ELCELH builds leadership capacity by engaging and developing regional leader-mentors who then work within local communities to mentor emerging leaders in the context of a meaningful regional project focused on building awareness of or engagement in quality early care and education.

ORAEYC will hold a two-session regional Leader-Mentor training in Albany the weekends of October 20th and November 3rd. All sessions are approved as Oregon Registry Trainer Set Two and can be awarded academic credit for an additional fee.

For more information and registration visit

Fall Conference is just around the corner!

Join us on October 13th and 14th at Clackamas High School for a weekend of networking, expanding on your professional development, and celebrating the launch of the new ORAEYC!

The deadline for the Early Bird Registration Discount has been extended to September 29th. Don't miss out on this great deal and be sure to register today!

Don't forget to book your hotel room by September 22nd in order to qualify for the discounted rate.

Want to make the most out of your conference experience? Check out this tip sheet for general conference information and ideas on how to get the best value out of your day!

Are you ready to take your Child Care Business to a higher level?
There are a few spaces left in the Building a Business Cohort starting this Saturday, September 23rd, serving the Medford and Portland Metro areas. Building a Business is an in-depth management training cohort for Certified Family Child Care Centers. You must currently be a Owner/Operator of Certified Family Child Care, staff of a Certified Family Child Care or a Registered Family Child Care Provider who wants to improve their program in QRIS. Click here for cohort details and registration information.
Child Care for Working Families Act
ORAEYC is proud to stand with NAEYC in supporting the Child Care for Working Families Act because Americans need a comprehensive public investment that delivers on the science of early learning and advances our current and future workforce. Far from attending to only one piece of the puzzle, this important piece of legislation would pair federal investment with state partnerships to dramatically expand access, address affordability, increase quality, and invest in early childhood education professionals.

Decades of research have told us too much about the critical nature of the early years, and the benefits that accrue to individuals and to society when we invest in those years for us to continue to sell our children, families, educators, and economy short. We thank Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA3) for their leadership in introducing this bill, and we encourage all members of Congress to support it, heeding the calls of American across all political, geographic, and demographic backgrounds who know that investing in high-quality early childhood education and early childhood educators will make America brighter, stronger, and more competitive.

Lives will change when legislation changes—and that’s why we need your help! Please take a moment right now to call your members of Congress and ask if they have cosponsored the Child Care for Working Families Act.
If they have, please thank them for supporting child care and early learning! If they haven’t yet added their name, ask them to become a cosponsor of the Child Care for Working Families Act. And finally, show your support on social media by using #ChildCare4All.

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