Spark Redesign

Spark Redesign2024-03-04T12:32:27-08:00

Updates to the
Participation Process

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Spark is Being Redesigned

Spark, Oregon’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System for early childhood care and education programs, is being redesigned! Our goal for the redesigned Spark is to create a system that is inclusive of Oregon’s diverse families, child care providers, and early learning programs. This will support adults caring for young children to continuously improve their practices and assist families in finding child care and early education programs that are the best fit for their child.

The redesignd Spark system will be:

Responsive to:

  • Diverse cultures, beliefs, languages, abilities, needs, and goals 
  • New research and practices
  • Family, program, and state goals

Supportive of:

  • Positive outcomes for children, families, early learning and care workforce, and early learning and care programs
  • Empowering Spark participants to select goals that are meaningful to them and connecting them to relevant resources to achieve their goals

Connected to:

  • Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan
  • Oregon’s Early Learning System and current initiatives
  • Equitable and effective standards and practices
  • Available resources and supports

Listening and Design Team Representatives

Mayra Ramierez
Area Represented Portland Oregon
Chyanne Schlappie
Area Represented: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Bruna Pimentel
Area Represented: Cave Junction, Oregon
Chelsey McAlister
Area Represented: Pendelton, Oregon
Hadiatu L. Johnson
Area Represented: Beaverton,Oregon
Jessie Carpenter
Area Represented: Eugene and Springfield, Oregon
Shawn C.Reynolds
Area Represented: Ontario, Oregon
Dr. Massene Mboup
Area Represented: Lake Oswego
Erendira Pin
Area Represented: Hermiston, Oregon
Fernanda Lucas De La Torre
Area Represented: Coos Bay, Oregon
Janet Marlene Hernandez Ramirez
Area Represented: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Judith Murillo Tuesta
Area Represented: Portland, Oregon
Miriam Orozco
Area Represented: Milwaukie, Oregon
Ramiro Diaz
Area Represented: Wilsonville, Oregon
Sabi Velasco
Area Represented: Washington County, Oregon
Mayra Ramierez
Area Represented: Portland Oregon
Karen Alejandra Macias
Area Represented: Monroe, Oregon
Juana Leticia Barcenas Sanchez
Area Represented: Beaverton, Oregon
Norma A. Marín Favela
Area Represented: McMinnville, Oregon
Maria del Rosario Gaytan
Area Represented: Medford Oregon
Jorge Martinez Yañez
Area Represented: Beaverton, Oregon
Leonor Adriana Iturbe
Area Represented: Bend, Oregon
Jennifer Rodrigues Bell
Area Represented: West Linn
Robert M. Kleng
Area Represented: La Grande, Oregon
Sage Halvorson
Area Represented: Gold Beach, Oregon
Sheila Ward
Area Represented: Portland,Oregon
Teri McClain
Area Represented: Salem, Oregon
Tram Gonzales
Area Represented: Sandy, Oregon
Amran Noor
Area Represented: Portland Oregon

Spark Redesign Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

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Call 877-768-8290 or email

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