ELM brings partners together, creating a forum for making informed decisions that drive impact. Here are three examples:
P-3 Systems Work Group
The P-3 Systems Work Group brings together leaders in early learning and K-12 education to learn from each other and create a smoother transition from early learning to early grades. It supports P-3 (Prenatal–3rd grade) Schools and includes SUN lead agencies, school districts, early learning providers, DHS and other organizations.
Joint Preschool Promise Application
ELM collaborated with three other Oregon Hubs (Clackamas Early Learning Hub, Early Learning Washington County and Northwest Early Learning Council Hub) to submit a joint Preschool Promise application. The state awarded funding for 192 new preschool slots for children across six counties. We’ll continue to work as a region to learn from each other and build on each other’s successes.
The same six-county region of four hubs has three Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) charged with improving health care delivery to low-income Oregonians. ELM convenes this regional team focused on the connection between health and educational success. The team is driving expansion of the Register for Kindergarten Campaign and taking steps toward universal developmental screening across the region.