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.


Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019
In July we celebrated five years of parent leadership through the Parent Accountability Council with a family celebration. Check out some of the photos from the day.

Reflecting on Early Learning Multnomah

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019
Molly Day has been a Director of Early Learning Multnomah since its inception. We asked her to reflect on a half-decade of ELM and what she imagines for the next five years.

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.

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.

Talking about Child Development in Community

Friday, May. 31, 2019
Early Learning Multnomah is working with partners from IRCO, Health Share and Multnomah Early Childhood Program to hear from Vietnamese and Bhutanese community members about child development. The learnings will shape the ways in which dominant culture organizations offer supports and services.

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?

Celebrating the Early Childhood Coalition

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019
On April 9th, Early Learning Multnomah joined the Early Childhood Coalition to spend the day in Salem talking to legislators about the importance of investing early. Here are some of our highlights from the day.

The Purpose of the Parent Accountability Council

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019
The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) will celebrate 5 years this summer. The PAC was created to guide Early Learning Multnomah’s work. We’ve been reflecting on the difference between listening to parents and sharing power.

STEM Kits Ready for Distribution

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
During United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s MLK Weekend of Service volunteers assembled 2,200 STEM Kits. Take a look inside one of the kits and find out where families can get one.

Keep Us Accountable in 2019

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
Black History Month and Women’s History Month offer an invitation to reflect on the ongoing impact of history on our identities, our structures and our services, including how and why we do our work at Early Learning Multnomah.

Stem Kits Are Here!

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
4,0000 STEM kits will be assembled and delivered to partners in January so they can be put into the hands of families. Here's everything you need to know.