The Northwest Early Learning Hub works collaboratively with community partners to coordinate resources and strategies focused on children and families in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties. The Northwest Early Learning Hub serves over 7,200 children, ages 0-6, across 13 school districts.
We find new, innovate ways to develop partnerships across communities to support families and create more opportunities for children to be kindergarten ready. Some of the activities over the last year include:
In partnership with five preschool programs in three communities (Astoria, St. Helens, & Tillamook), 78 additional three and four year old students attended a high-quality preschool program at no cost starting September 2016. To learn more, check out our Preschool Promise Flyers. (English | Spanish)
Partnering with nine school districts, 250 incoming kindergarten students received a one-to-two week camp in August 2016 to get a head start on learning school routines, continuing to develop writing, reading, & math skills, and getting to know the school and its staff. The camps also offered an opportunity for 125 parents and caretakers to connect with the school through parent sessions, kinder-ready workshops, and camp graduation celebrations.
Since November 2015, the Early Learning Hub has participated and supported community collaborations in all three counties to provide screening fairs where over 300 children under 5 years of age have been screened for developmental delays and received referrals to community supports.
Oregon is taking a new approach in Early Learning with a coordinated effort of improved outcomes for our children and families. Under Oregon's Early Learning Hub model, all sectors that touch early childhood education – health care, early childhood educators, human and social services, K-12 school districts, and the private sector – have a common place to focus their efforts, resources, and strategies with a shared purpose. Visit the Oregon Early Learning Division for more information on Early Learning programs in Oregon.