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 the Meyer Memorial Grant.

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 you will find on this page

What you will find on this page:

1-  Dates, times, and locations for each community meeting.

2-  Updates on The Preschool Expansion Survey.

3-  Updates on the outcomes of the Meyer Memorial Grant.

4- What you can do to support Preschool Expansion in your county.

What can you do now?

1-      If you are a parent, preschool or childcare provider, and/or an employer please take our online survey.  The survey will run from April 5th – June 30th, 2019.

a.  The survey should take less than 10 minutes. 

b.   2 completed surveys will receive a $25 gift card

c.   To take the survey in English: HTTP://TINYURL.COM/y5nrdplv Or:

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d.  Para realizar la encuesta en español: HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/Y2CAR39Z



2-      Attend one of the community meetings and participate.

Event: Tillamook Early Childhood Community Engagement- Fall Session

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Address: Tillamook Service Center 2515 3rd Street Tillamook, OR 97141



Event: Columbia Regional Preschool Planning Meeting - Fall Session

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Address: Columbia Service Center 800 Port Ave. St. Helens, OR 97051



Event: Clatsop Regional Preschool Planning Meeting - Fall Session

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Address: Clatsop Service Center 3194 Marine Drive Astoria, OR 97103