[R2R-OR] Early Learning Council - Early Learning Service Design Manager hired

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Jul 31 13:22:29 PDT 2012

Hi! I just received the following announcement regarding the hiring of a new staff person for the Early Learning Council. Christa Rude will be responsible for leading the transition from our current early childhood systems to the new model of Community Based Coordinators (a.k.a. local/regional hubs for accessing and delivering early childhood services to families).

Once Christa gets up-to-speed with her new job, she will hopefully be able to provide guidance to your local early childhood groups around how the transition will happen. As I've mentioned before, if you are not already a member of your local or regional early childhood group, this is an important time to join because your library will be at the table during the planning of and transitioning to your local early childhood hub. This could mean new partnerships with your school district or Child Care Resource & Referral, stronger partnerships with Healthy Start or Head Start, and ensuring that all the early childhood professionals in your community know who you are and what your library has to offer.


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

From: ALLEN Seth * GOV [mailto:seth.allen at state.or.us]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:45 AM
Subject: Early Learning Council - Community Based Coordinators Announcement
TO: Early Learning Council and interested parties
FROM: Duke Shepard, Office of Governor Kitzhaber
I'm pleased to announce that Christa Rude has been added to the Early Learning Council staff.  In the position of Early Learning Service Design Manager, Christa will be the primary staff person leading the work and process for developing "Community Based Coordinators" for Early Learning Services as defined in HB 4165.  This is the key deliverable for the 2013 legislature and for achieving the Governor's vision of a truly integrated and accountable early learning system that will adequately prepare children for kindergarten. In addition, Christa will serve as the lead contact for the 36 County Commissions on Children and Families during this last year of their existence, providing advice and support during this time of transition. Christa will ultimately report to the Early Learning Systems Director once that position is filled.
Christa comes to the Early Learning Council and the Governor's Office from the Wasco County Commission on Children and Families, where she has served as the Commission Administrator for the past four years. In her time at the Commission, she has built a strong reputation for collaboration, community engagement, and a focus on the needs of children.  Her background also includes development and operations work for the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation and three years working with Head Start and Migrant Head Start as Child Care Partnership Program Manager in Yakima, Washington.  Christa has a bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia Union College in Tacoma Park, MD.
Christa's first day with the ELC will be August 7.

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