Kindergarten Sign Up Campaign Kicks Off

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017
Learn what’s new about this year’s campaign to get kids signed up for kindergarten by June — new language, new culturally specific materials, and an expanded campaign across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

From Isolation to Connection: The Power of Home Visiting

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
When Ngo came to Portland, she felt overwhelmed and alone. Then, her son was born. The country was new. Being a mom was new. She was starting from scratch. Myle Cao from IRCO was the missing link to her new “family.”

Teacher Home Visits Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017
Meet Sarah Adams, kindergarten teacher in David Douglas School District. She’s been doing home visits with incoming kindergarteners and their families for two years. Her assessment? “It’s really powerful.”

Legislators Visit Preschool Families

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Representative Barbara Smith Warner visited two Preschool Promise classrooms in east Multnomah County last month: CAIRO Academy and the Head Start program at Mt. Hood Community College.

Parents Support Parents Through Community Education Worker Program

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Meet Laura Peraza and Cecilia Diaz. They help young kids learn as much as they can—as early as possible—while also helping parents build confidence and skills as their kids’ first and best teachers.

Kindergarten Practice

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
In August, kids from all over Multnomah County participate in summer transition programs to “practice” before the big day. Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) programs boost attendance in kindergarten and create school leaders big and small.

ELM Celebrates Parent Voice

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
What does it mean to have parent voice at the center? It means that parents help us set priorities and affect how and where we invest time and money. In 2016, ELM and its Parent Accountability Council (PAC) celebrated two years of deciding together.