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.

Heartbeat of the Community

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017
The newly redesigned Faubion School just opened its doors to the community. ELM is proud to be part of the school's innovative 3 to PhD™ model.

PAC Celebrates Three Years

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
In July, ELM’s Parent Accountability Council (PAC) celebrated three years of guiding investments, changing local systems, and sharing lessons across the country. Here’s what they’ve accomplished in the last year.

How to Engage Families

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
PAC members joined hundreds of parents and professionals at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in June. Here's what they learned.

Focused Networks Boost Confidence and Quality

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017
African American, Latino, and Slavic child care providers who had limited access to professional development opportunities are gaining new skills through Focused Child Care Networks.

Early Registration Positively Impacts Kindergarten Attendance

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017
Latest registration data analysis includes more than 6,500 kindergartners across six school districts.

ELM Shares PAC Insights at Collective Impact Forum

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017
What happens when you flip the power dynamic and seat parents at the head of the decision-making table? ELM’s Parent Accountability Council (PAC) is an innovative model for doing just that—and it’s starting to generate interest nationwide.

How ELM Is Transforming the Early Learning System

Monday, May. 22, 2017
Our partners share how they think the early learning system in our county has changed since Early Learning Multnomah formed. They now feel more connected, better informed, and are more consistently looking to parents as leaders of change.

Presenting ELM's New Logo

Monday, May. 22, 2017
Our new logo is here! Learn how it reflects our work and the families we serve.

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.”