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Annually in July, Best Beginnings Scholarship payments do not run routinely. Payment schedule for July 2021: No payments Thursday, July 1st Payments ran on Tuesday, July 6th and Thursday, July 8th No payments July 12th – 16th due to State Fiscal Year end Payments scheduled to run routinely July 19th-31st Scholarship payments did not run on Tuesday,...

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Infant Toddler Teacher 60-hour Certification Course! We will be offering a hybrid version of this course with some in person classes and some virtual. The deadline to apply is Friday August 27th, 2021 and classes begin on Saturday September 11th, 2021 *attendance to first class is mandatory. Full class...

Child Care Providers - Earn $5 by completing a 10-min online survey! A team of researchers we’re partnering with at the University of Oregon is collecting survey responses to better understand the needs and well-being of child care providers. Your survey answers will not be identified but we will share what you and other providers...

Provider and Parent Surveys The Early Childhood Services Bureau is seeking stakeholder input on American Rescue Plan Act funded strategies that will best support child care providers, families, and communities. ECSB is looking for robust response. The surveys are short (3 minutes to complete) and the information incredibly important to informing the work and programs that...

April 29, 2021 by Heather McCartney-Duty Writer Elizabeth Gilbert reflected, “Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans or wishes…In that way, Grief has a lot in common with Love.” We are entering our first year of recovery in a...

Choosing how you’re going to educate your children is one of the most important questions families struggle with. Schooling may seem obvious, just simply enroll your child into the local public school system, but to others the choice isn’t so clear. You might be interested in learning more about homeschooling options, early education options, private...