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Early Learning Multnomah

In Multnomah County, 34,000 children are at risk of falling behind - even before they enter kindergarten.

Together, we can change this.


Early Learning Multnomah (ELM) is the only county-wide effort improving services for all 34,000 low-income children under six - particularly for children of color. 

We build on what works to:

  • Get more children ready to succeed in kindergarten
  • Support families so more children live in healthy, stable environments
  • Align and streamline early learning services

See our results and action plan for 2016-2017.

Our Vision: Every child in Multnomah County is prepared to succeed in school and life, regardless of race, ethnicity or class. 

Our Purpose: To eliminate racial and social disparities in kindergarten readiness and create opportunities for success by implementing environmental level changes that align programs, systems and funding in early childhood with a focus on children living in poverty and all children of color. 

Have questions about ELM? Contact ELM's Directors, Molly Day or Frances Sallah.