The Early Link Podcast
About This Show
The Early Link Podcast, brought to you by Children's Institute based in Portland, Oregon, highlights national, region, and local voices working in early childhood education and the nonprofit sector. Written, hosted, and produced by Rafael Otto.
Most Recent Episode
Ready, Set, Go! Early Learning from Birth to 3
The Ready, Set, Go! Play and Learn program at Earl Boyles Elementary School gives children from birth to age 3 and their caregivers opportunities to learn in a child-centered and culturally responsive environment. The program, in its second year at Earl Boyles, builds parenting and social and emotional skills, and strengthens relationships between families and schools. Judy Strand, the CEO of Metropolitan Family Service, which runs the program, highlights the results of the program, while Program Coordinator Maria Perdomo explains, “We notice how the children have been improving in their skills—social/emotional skills, cognitive skills—and how the parents are improving how they connect with their children and support them with positive discipline.”