The Early Learning Council is charged with coordinating a unified and aligned system of early learning throughout Oregon to ensure that all children, no matter what their background or their community, enter school ready to learn and that all families are healthy, stable and attached. The council follows the work of the five year early learning system strategic plan, Raise Up Oregon.
The council was created through Senate Bill 909 (2011), further directed through House Bill 4165 (2012), and most recently modified in House Bill 2262 (2019). Currently, there are nine members appointed by the governor. The council meets quarterly throughout the year.