children's health

What Early Head Start Grants Are Supposed To Do

Mar 12, 2015

When we're really young, our brains grow by leaps and bounds… in normal conditions. 

Now imagine what happens to a growing child's brain if conditions are sub-standard. 

Giving all children a shot at a good life is the aim of Head Start programs.  And Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants from the federal Office of Head Start are meant to expand programs for the youngest kids. 

An Oregon partner just got a grant to help programs in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties, among others. 

Oregon Children Growing Up Poor

Apr 9, 2014
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One in four children in Oregon grow up poor. 

That's the most straightforward finding of the annual progress report prepared for Children First For Oregon.

The report ranks Oregon in the bottom half of states for child poverty.