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Public funding helped increase available child care slots in Oregon since 2020

The long-term benefits of these investments are clear: stronger families, more equitable outcomes for Oregon children and a more robust economy.

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OSU receives $14.4 million grant for statewide center to support early childhood educators

The new center will provide support and training from an anti-bias, culturally responsive lens to better equip educators who care for children from marginalized populations and for children who have experienced trauma.

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Research uncovers impact of leisure activities on mental health during pandemic

As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.

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Nearly $5M grant to establish children’s environmental health research center at Oregon State

The OSU center will be housed in the university’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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Resources for parents during COVID-19 quarantine

Shauna Tominey has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OSU parenting experts offer advice for families under quarantine

Early childhood experts offer parenting advice for how to make the best of these challenging times.