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Children At Risk. The Douglas County Story. General Factors Impacting Early Childhood Well-Being. Poverty Maternal Education Minority Status (Children of Color) Language (Children whose first language is not English). Adverse Childhood Experiences. Abuse Emotional Physical Sexual

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Children at risk

Children At Risk

The Douglas County Story

General factors impacting early childhood well being
General Factors Impacting Early Childhood Well-Being

  • Poverty

  • Maternal Education

  • Minority Status (Children of Color)

  • Language (Children whose first language is not English)

Adverse childhood experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • Abuse

    • Emotional

    • Physical

    • Sexual

  • Neglect

    • Emotional

    • Physical

  • Household Dysfunction

    • Divorced parents

    • Domestic violence in home

    • Incarcerated parent

    • Household drug/alcohol abuse

    • Household mental illness

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

The douglas county story
The Douglas County Story

  • Health and Child Welfare

  • Family Stability

  • Child Care and Education

  • Early Learning Hub – Services for At-Risk Children

  • The Role of Foundations

Health and welfare of children in douglas co
Health and Welfare of Children in Douglas Co

  • 30th of 33 counties overall health

  • 26th of 33 counties for low birth weight

  • 11.2/1000 ages 0-17 abused or neglected

    • 100% increase over 2010

    • 2013 University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Family stability1

Single Parent Households

  • Estimated 36%

    Adult Education (adults age 25+)

  • 86% High School Graduates (includes GED)

  • 16% 4-Year Degree (Oregon 29%)

  • 52% Some College (Oregon 64%)

    Foster Care Placements (2012)

  • 406

Family Stability

Data from 2013 Children First Report

Child care and pre school

Child Care, PreK Supply Douglas Co.

  • 14/100 children ages 0-13 (Oregon avg. 17; Range 8-43)

  • 3-4 year olds Enrolled in Pre-school

    • 42% (ACS 2007-2011 5 year estimate) (Oregon 40%; National Range 30% to 62%)

  • During the 2011-2012 school year, 43.8 percent of income eligible 3 to 4 year olds were un-served in our county Head Start Programs.

  • Douglas County does not yet have an Early Head Start Program.

Child Care and Pre-School

Child care and pre school1

  • During 2012-13 UCAN Head Start served 376 children at 7 sites. An average of 100 children are on a waiting list each month.

    Reedsport – Sutherlin – Roseburg (UCC) – Roseburg – Green – Winston – South Umpqua

  • At the end of 2012, Douglas County had 783 slots in child care and education centers and 708 slots in family child care, compared to 1196 in centers and 961 in family child care in 2010. This represents a 31% decrease.

  • Average annual cost of toddler care in centers: $6,641. Average annual college tuition in Oregon is $6,790

Child Care and Pre-School

The profession day care providers pre school teachers k 3 teachers

  • Day Care Providers

    • Increased expectations for post-secondary education through QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System)

    • Median Hourly Wage: $9.93 ($22,648 annual sal.)

  • Pre-School Teachers

    • Typically need an Associates (Bachelor’s preferred)

    • Median Hourly Wage: $11.29 ($26,426 annual sal.)

    • High Demand/Top Ten “difficult to fill”

  • Elementary Teacher

    • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree for licensing

    • $52,780 average annual salary

    • Minimal growth in jobs, but reasonable opportunities for employment to fill replacement openings

The Profession:Day Care ProvidersPre-School TeachersK-3 Teachers

Standards and education requirements are rising

  • Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) being piloted in Douglas County to rate child care providers and centers; education levels of staff a component.

  • Head Start is phasing in increased education requirements for all staff

  • Licensed teachers must meet increased testing and degree requirements with ongoing professional development once employed linked to evaluation.

Standards and Education Requirements are Rising

Third grade reading achievement
Third Grade Reading Achievement

  • Third grade reading achievement in Douglas County decreased from 68% meeting standards to 62% meeting standards in spring 2013. This compares to 71% of 3rd graders meeting the reading standards statewide.

Current graduation rates college enrollment and completion
Current Graduation Rates, College Enrollment and Completion

  • Of 100 students in Douglas County…

    • 67 will graduate from high school in four years

    • 39 of those will begin college

    • Less than 20 will end up with a degree or community college credential

Oregon’s Graduation Rate is the 4th worst in the nation

64% of all jobs in Oregon will require some sort of post-secondary training by 2018.

  • Source: Oregon Department of Education and the National Student Clearinghouse Center and Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Early intervention early childhood special ed
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Ed

  • Serves 250-300 children in Douglas County

  • 0-3 year olds served in homes

  • 3-5 year olds served in

    • Community settings

    • Learning Centers

    • Special Classrooms

  • Children are supported through

    • Teachers

    • Speech Pathologists

    • Occupational Therapist

    • Physical Therapist

    • Behavior Specialist

Early learning hubs
Early Learning Hubs

Services for At-Risk Children

The mission of oregon s early learning system

Get Oregon’s kids to Kindergarten ready to succeed;

• Ensure their parents have the support and resources necessary to create a positive family environment;

• Bring pockets of services together under one umbrella for parents and families.

The Mission of Oregon’s Early Learning System

Douglas county partners in the south central oregon early learning hub
Douglas County Partners in the South Central Oregon Early Learning Hub

United Community Action Network

Umpqua Community College

All 4 CCOs in Douglas County

Faith partners

DCECPC Parenting Hub

Non profits

School Districts

And many others….

Douglas Education Service District

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health

Commission on Children and Families

Family Development Center/Family Relief Nursery

Douglas County Health Department

Department of Human Services

South central oregon early learning hub goal areas douglas county











South Central Oregon Early Learning HubGoal Areas(Douglas County)

Children at risk

  • Ford Family Foundation Early Childhood Investment

    • Early Childhood Development “Special Program”

    • Dedicated FTE

    • “Voice for Rural” – e.g. Yoncalla Demonstration Project

    • Child Abuse Prevention, Access to Health and Dental

  • Catalyst, Convener, Gap Filler, R&D, Nimble & Neutral

    • ACE Scan

    • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment PILOT EVALUATION

  • Many Foundations Funding Early Childhood Efforts

    • Early Childhood Funders Learning Circle

    • Parenting Education, P3

    • OCF and TFFF involved in state reform conversations

Areas of Interest- Parenting Education- Home Visiting- Workforce Development- P3 Alignment (Early Works)- “Strategic Opportunity”