Early Childhood Coalition Priorities
These downloadable resources include details about early childhood programs and services, investments in child care facilities, policy option packages, and more.
Resources for advocates/Recursos para defensores
With strong leadership, we can move toward a child-centered early learning and care system that prioritizes every child’s diverse strengths and needs, starting at birth. We need leaders to commit to building an equitable childhood system that works for all Oregon kids, so young children, families, and communities can thrive.
See our priorities from previous legislative sessions.
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