Every child has the potential to be successful in school. 

But—too often—race, ethnicity and language are predictors of poverty and low rates of school success. Why? Because our existing system of social services, schools, and community supports isn't set up to effectively serve children and families of color. United Way's Early Learning Hubs in Multnomah and Washington counties want to change that.

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 ranging from culturally-specific Early Literacy and STEM kits to the opening of Preschool Promise classrooms throughout our region


Early Learning Multnomah (ELM)

As one of the first of 16 early learning hubs working across Oregon, ELM has and will continue to build partnerships, set family-driven priorities, spark shifts in thinking, and support our partners to more effectively serve children and families of color in Multnomah County. 

Learn more about Early Learning Multnomah's mission and programs

Early Learning Washington County (ELWC). 

The mission of ELWC is to develop and implement a coordinated, culturally responsive and effective early learning system in Washington County, that provides opportunities, services and support needed to ensure young children and their families are stable, healthy and prepared for educational and life success.

Learn more about Early Learning Washington County's mission and programs. 

This summer, learn how to use your child's Preschool Promise Summer Transition Backpack: