Let’s Count! The 2020 Census Matters to Oregon Kids. Here’s Why.

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020
For Ana Muñoz at Latino Network, communicating an inclusive message about the 2020 census is a challenge — and an opportunity. She is part of a statewide effort to connect with Oregonians who are at risk of being undercounted. This includes young children under the age of five. The 2020 census matters to our kids and to our communities — find out why and what you can do to help.

ELM’s Strategic Plans

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
Every child in Multnomah County is prepared to succeed in school and life, regardless of race, ethnicity, or class. Our Strategic Plan describes how we’ll make that happen.

Calming the Perfect Storm: Six Ways to Change Portland’s Practice of School Suspension and Expulsion

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
“It reminds me of a tornado,” says Hadiyah Miller. “It’s growing and there are a lot of pieces in the air.” Miller is an early childhood education expert and a member of Portland’s Black Child Development Council. She’s talking about—and taking on—school suspension and expulsion rates which disproportionately impact children of color from a very young age. Learn more about what the council is doing to calm the storm—and how you can help.

Season’s Greetings from ELM!

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019

Thank you for all of the work you do to center equity and create opportunity for every child in Multnomah County. 

ELM and Mount Hood Community College: Increasing Equity and Opportunity For Immigrant Teachers (and Multnomah County Kids, too).

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
“I know inside of me I have the capacity to do whatever I want,” says Lulose Claude. Thanks to a program at Mount Hood Community College that’s funded in part by ELM, Claude, a Haitian immigrant and substitute preschool teacher, is well on her way.

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.

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.

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.