Early Childhood Coalition

Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition includes more than 50 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.

Our partnership has made a difference: The historic passage of the Student Success Act and the newly created Early Learning Account demonstrates Oregon’s commitment to improving the early care and education of young children and their families.

Now, we must work closely to ensure that Oregon holds fast to those commitments through the health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join us, by learning more about our collective goals, sharing our message with your networks, and working with us to remind lawmakers why early childhood matters!

Have a question or need more information? Please email Malea Miller at malea@childinst.org.

Early Childhood Coalition

Oregon’s Early Childhood Coalition includes more than 50 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.

Our partnership has made a difference: The historic passage of the Student Success Act and the newly created Early Learning Account demonstrates Oregon’s commitment to improving the early care and education of young children and their families.

Now, we must work closely to ensure that Oregon holds fast to those commitments through the health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to join us, by learning more about our collective goals, sharing our message with your networks, and working with us to remind lawmakers why early childhood matters!

Have a question or need more information? Please email Malea Miller at malea@childinst.org.

Advocacy Toolkit

Our coalition’s messaging framework and social posts are available for download. Please share widely with your networks!

Guides for Virtual Advocacy

Right-click to download.

Social Media Graphics

Right-click to download. Use hashtag #OregonEC when you post!

Coalition Participants

Adelante Mujeres

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

American Heart Association

Child Care Resources

Community Action

Consejo Hispano

Doulas Latinas

Early Learning Council

Early Learning Central Oregon

Early Learning Clackamas

Early Learning Council

Early Learning Multnomah

Early Literary Success Alliance

Eastern Oregon Community Based Service Hub

Education Explorers

Family Forward Oregon

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Foundations for a Better Oregon

Friendly House

Health Share

Home Forward

Inclusive Partners

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

Latino Network

Marion & Polk Early Learning, Inc.

 

Metropolitan Family Services

Multnomah County

Native American Youth and Family Center

Northwest Early Learning Hub

Nurse-Family Partnership

Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children

Oregon Alliance for Early Intervention

Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries

Oregon Child Abuse Solutions

Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials

Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

Oregon Education Association

Oregon Head Start Association

Oregon Montessori Association

Oregon Pediatric Society

Oregon Public Health Institute

Our Children Oregon

Prevent Child Abuse Oregon

Reach Out and Read

ReadyNation: Council for a Strong America

Social Venture Partners Portland

South-Central Early Learning Hub

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Yamhill Community Care

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