Our Stories

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.

Universal Preschool Recommendations Informed by the Parent Accountability Council

Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
The Preschool for All Task Force released recommendations this week calling for expansion of preschool opportunities across Multnomah County. Our own Parent Accountability Council played a critical role in shaping the final recommendations.

Celebrating National Recognition for Ms. Lydia

Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
Our Parent Accountability Council member, Ms. Lydia, has been selected to join the steering committee of the national Parent Leaders Network.

Historic Budget for Early Learning

Friday, May. 31, 2019
The Student Success Act will provide a large investment in Oregon’s schools. Did you know that it also includes about $400 million per biennium in new investments in early learning programs?

Upcoming Events

Fri., Aug. 16 | 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.

Fri., Aug. 16 | 12:00 pm | Asian Family Center

Oversight Council Meeting

The Oversight Committee is made up of representatives from the PAC and Sector Councils.  They allocate funds and make sure that Early Learning Multnomah investments meet state requirements, demonstrate Early Learning Multnomah’s Guiding Principles, and