Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.215 - Definitions for ORS 329.215 to 329.235.

As used in ORS 329.215 to 329.235:

(1) “Approved program” means an early childhood education program approved by the Department of Education.

(2) “At-risk children” means children who may have difficulty achieving in school and who meet criteria established by the State Board of Education by rule.

(3) “Early childhood education” means educational programs that conform to the standards adopted by the State Board of Education by rule and that are designed for the education and training of children who are at least three years of age but have not passed their ninth birthday, and includes all special educational programs established and operated under this chapter.

(4) “Early Childhood Improvement Program” means those programs meeting the criteria included in ORS 329.237 and complying with rules adopted by the State Board of Education.

(5) “Extended day services” means programs that serve young children and operate during hours beyond regular school time.

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