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.

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.

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.

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.

Kitzhaber Visits Preschool Promise Classrooms

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
“I can’t think of a better way to start a week than spending time with young learners. I have been smiling ever since".

Preschool for all? Count us in.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
On October 13, more than 250 local leaders and practitioners met to kick off a conversation about universal preschool in Multnomah County. Read our main takeaways from the day.

P-3 Coordinators Build Trust, Engage Families

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Last year, ELM funded family engagement positions at eight SUN Community Schools. A year later, our partners know more about what it takes to build trust, build community, and empower parents from diverse backgrounds.