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.