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Two new facilities to support families in Polk and Marion counties are preparing to open. The Central Health and Wellness Center, and the Central Child Development Center will provide comprehensive, wrap-around services addressing health, mental health, disabilities, nutrition, and infant/toddler development within the rural Oregon communities of Monmouth and Independence.
A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, June 25, on the property of the Central School District – 1601 Monmouth Street in Independence.
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The goal of this federally funded project is to improve the outcomes of students in before and after-school programs by providing academic enrichment in core academic areas such as reading, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, in addition to services such as counseling, parent education, recreation, and drug and violence prevention. TRI has partnered with ODE to provide technical assistance, training, and web-based support for 21st CCLC programs throughout the state.
Marie LeJeune, associate professor of teacher education, with whom TRI works on the HighFive grant, has been awarded the very first T.H. Gentle Endowment.
“It’s important in my work to continually be connected to what teachers are doing in K-12 schools,” she said.
According to the May 6, 2015 article in the Polk County Itemizer-Observer, "Thomas Gentle, for whom the endowment is named, came to Western’s campus more than 100 years ago to revitalize the teacher preparation program, and built programs and a faculty committed to excellence in this area."
We at TRI are very excited for Marie, and congratulate her on the well deserved honor.You can read the Polk County Itemizer-Observer article here.
Last year, Robyn was appointed to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Nominating Panel, to help this nationally recognized organization choose its leadership for the next three years. Now, Robyn has been recognized by Exchange Press as an Exceptional Emerging Leader in the field of early childhood education.
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Marie LeJeune wins T.H. Gentle Endowment Jun 25, 2015