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The Teaching Research Institute Child Development Center (TRI-CDC) has provided quality care and education to young children and their families for over 30 years. Our program serves families with children aged 30 months to 6 years from Western Oregon University and the surrounding community. The comprehensive program is designed to serve all children seeking preschool and/or child care services regardless of race, color, disability or health status.
The Qigong Sensory Training Institute (QSTI) was incorporated in the state of Oregon and designated a private, non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service as of August 2008. We offer a research-based professional training program in a Qigong Massage Treatment for early intervention for autism.
Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral provides leadership and technical assistance for 13 CCR&R programs serving all counties in Oregon. Our mission includes supporting families and early childhood child care and education providers in meaningful and responsive ways.We advocate for policy to improve accessibility of quality child care and promote multiculturalism among diverse communities. We support quality standards and competencies for childhood care and education and align services with the state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Central Coordination promotes strategic communication and collaboration, informing research projects at state and federal levels.
Oregon's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a program that raises the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state. The Quality Rating System recognizes, rewards and builds on what early learning and development programs are already doing well. It helps ensure children in QRIS programs are ready for kindergarten by connecting programs and providers with free tools, financial incentives and professional advice that they can put into practice with confidence.