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.

Census 2020 and #WeCountOregon

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019
#WeCountOregon is a coordinated statewide effort working in rural and urban communities around Oregon to ensure that the Census is equitable, fair, and just, and that every Oregonian is counted. The Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO) is raising $10 million to support a campaign to reach out to communities that are more likely to be undercounted. United Way of the Columbia Willamette is serving as the backbone organization for CEFCO.

Family Engagement and the Student Success Act

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019
The Student Success Act presents a tremendous opportunity for students and families. School districts and early learning hubs across the state are being asked to engage their communities to understand the needs of students and families as a first step toward investing these new resources.

What it looks like to support equity and opportunity for every child in Multnomah County

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
The root causes of inequities impact families and children across our county in lots of ways, every day. The work we do at Early Learning Multnomah and the programs we invest in have to reflect the reality of that diversity of experience and opportunity. As Oregon prepares to make new investments in early learning, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the significant work that has happened since the beginning of this year.

THE PARENT ACCOUNTABILITY COUNCIL TURNED FIVE!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.