We’re working to make sure all kids have the love, care, and education they need.
Advocating for Children and Families
Early Childhood Coalition
Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition includes more than 70 state and national organizations that work to advocate for young children and families. Children’s Institute serves as a coordinating member of the coalition and facilitates monthly meetings.
The 2023 Legislative Session
Expand Early Childhood Facilities
What are five things you need to know about early childhood in Oregon? Read more.
Oregon's Early Childhood Landscape
Get to know the programs and services that make up Oregon’s early childhood system.
Early Works and Early School Success
Since 2010, we’ve helped build community-centered early learning programs that have transformed schools and created opportunities for young children and their families. That work continues to shape state policy and strengthen early learning, preschool through grade 5.
Health and Learning Initiative
The Health and Learning Initiative is a partnership between Children’s Institute, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership to transform the relationship between Oregon’s health care and early learning systems.
Our recent work developing an incentive metric for Coordinated Care Organizations focused on social and emotional health is the first of its kind in the nation.
The Early Link Podcast highlights national, regional, and local voices working in early childhood education and the nonprofit sector. The podcast is written, hosted, and produced by Rafael Otto, Children’s Institute’s director of communications.