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  OPSR Hosts Legislative Symposium to  Discuss Early Childhood Crisis in Oklahoma  Image

OPSR Hosts Legislative Symposium to Discuss Early Childhood Crisis in Oklahoma

To highlight the importance of investing in Oklahoma’s early childhood programs and in preparation for the upcoming legislative session, Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) invited legislators and legislative staff to an Early Childhood Policy Symposium at the Oklahoma State Capitol on January 11, 2022.

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  OPSR Working to Address Oklahoma’s Child Care Crisis Image

OPSR Working to Address Oklahoma’s Child Care Crisis

Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness, whose board of directors serves as the state’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, reported that the majority of families receiving services in Oklahoma have trouble accessing affordable, quality child care. Now the organization, funded by both public and private dollars, is working on a plan to address the alarming child care crisis that blankets both rural and urban communities in Oklahoma. 

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Oklahoma Clearinghouse Promotes Public/Private Partnership

The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) is thrilled to announce the receipt of $500,000 from private philanthropy in support of the Oklahoma Clearinghouse for Early Childhood Success, a statewide program focused on elevating best practices in early childhood development.

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Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Names New Director

The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) Foundation board has named Carrie Williams as the organization’s new executive director. Williams joined OPSR as chief operating officer in May and has been working alongside interim executive director Dr. Amy Emerson to ensure Oklahoma’s early childhood system remains strong, cohesive and vigilant against pandemic challenges. Dr. Emerson was named interim executive director in February following Debra Andersen’s almost 11-year tenure as executive director.

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"The Oppotunities and Challenges of Early Child Care and Education"

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Centennial Lecture Series
Feb. 28, 2017

This video features Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell, a renowned scholar who specializes in earyl care and education. To see our very own executive director Debra Andersen, go to minute 48, and hear her speak as part of a panel.
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