Our Stories

Kinder Teachers Say Preschool Promise Grads Have the Skills to Succeed

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018
In 2017, the first class of preschoolers graduated from ELM’s Preschool Promise site at Mill Park Elementary. Today, these children are well into their kindergarten year at nearby elementary schools.

Head Start and Early Learning Collaborative Decides Focus Areas

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018
We brought together regional Head Start and Hub leaders to decide which issues to tackle together, as an early learning system.

Statewide Collaborative Highlights

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
ELM helped the Early Learning Division host the Early Learning Hub Learning Collaborative in Portland, Feb 5-7. Director Frances Sallah shares what piqued her interest.

Equity From The Start

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
ELM is focused on racial equity for good reason—because biases built into our early learning system create barriers for children of color even before they step foot in a school.

Upcoming Events

Tue., Apr. 17 | 10:30 am | St. Philip-Neri Catholic Church

Early Learning Community Meeting

The Early Learning Community is a broad group of community members and organization leaders who are invested in early learning.

Fri., Apr. 20 | 10:00 am | Asian Family Center

Parent Accountability Council Meeting

The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) ensures that ELM's work is guided by family voice. Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact Lai-Lani Ovalles at lai-lanio@unitedway-pdx.org.

Fri., Apr. 20 | 11:30 am | Asian Family Center

Sector Council

The Sector Council is charged with developing a strategic agenda that is shared across sectors and guided by family voice. The Sector Council is comprised of leaders from five sectors— business, health, early childhood, K-12, and social services.