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.

Making Preschool Possible

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018
Preschool Promise made it possible for 116 Multnomah County children to graduate from great preschools this year. Jayden, Savior, and Connor are three of those graduates.

Meet Lam Hoang, Parent Leader.

Thursday, May. 24, 2018
We talked to Lam Hoang, PAC member and Oversight Council member, about her experience as a Vietnamese immigrant, mother, and parent leader. Here is her story.

ELM Selected for National Network Committed to Building Strong Early Childhood Systems

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018
Multnomah County is the only community in the Pacific Northwest selected to be part of the Center for the Study of Social Policy's EC-LINC—a national network to inform policies that improve early childhood systems.

Time to Sign Up for Kindergarten!

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018
Our Ready for Kindergarten campaign taps into community connections across 30+ organizations to reach incoming kindergarteners and their families.

Networks Add Real Value: Here's How

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018
ELM Co-Director Molly Day shares what she’s learned through the national Equity Leaders Action Network and why networks like these have a real impact on ELM’s work locally.

How to Engage Families in Policy?

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018
We want family voice to be front and center in developing policies, but how do we do that in a way that is authentic, effective, and not burdensome for families?

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.

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.

Introducing ELM's New Oversight Council

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
We’re kicking off a few changes to our governance model, including a new council and an improved meeting structure. It’s all part of our continued effort to elevate parent insights as we build an early learning system that allows every child to succeed in school.

Looking Back: 11 Reasons to Celebrate 2017

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
It's been a year of important firsts, new partnerships and breaking down barriers. Here are eleven reasons to celebrate our collective work in 2017.