Beginning in January 2019, Northwest Early Learning Hub in partnership with diverse stakeholders in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties have begun a comprehensive regional preschool planning project supported by a one year planning grant from Meyer Memorial Foundation.

Goals for 2019:

1-      Meet with each community three times this year and collaborate on

a.   Understanding the unique issues and needs related to childcare and preschool in each county

b.    Strategize potential solutions to address above identified issues and needs.

c.    Identify what community leaders are willing to do collectively to address the needs and issues

in their county.

2-      Identify 20 more additional slots for preschool students in the 2019/2020 school year.

3-      Support trainings for early childhood educators and early grade teachers in:

a.  Dual Language Instruction

b.  Inclusive Classrooms

4-      Develop a five-year road map for preschool expansion.

What can you do now?

Parents are invited to join us for a parent advisory board meeting. To learn about the group in your county, please contact Elena Barreto at

Learn more about the Task Forces under way in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties, and how you can engage in their work, by contacting Amy Lovelace at