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Preschool Promise

Preschool Promise is a model for a publicly-funded, high quality preschool system. Preschool Promise leverages high-quality, local and culturally-relevant early child care and education programs and makes them available to children living at 200% of the poverty level. By incorporating a “mixed delivery” approach, Preschool Promise will provide opportunities for families to access and choose the preschool program which best meets their needs.

After a thorough community engagement process and work with the Early Learning Council, the preschool model, rules, and implementation process were solidified. The Early Learning Hubs applied in early 2016 to implement Preschool Promise and recommendations were presented to the Early Learning Council for their vote at the March meeting. The five regional hubs selected are as follows:

  • Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub Inc.
  • Lane Early Learning Alliance
  • Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub
  • South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub
  • Northwest Regional Hubs
    • Northwest Early Learning Hub
    • Early Learning Multnomah
    • Early Learning Washington County
    • Clackamas Early Learning Hub
  • Eastern Oregon Community Based Services Hub



Who To Contact for Preschool Promise in Your Area

Awarded Hubs Coverage Area Contact Email
Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc. Marion and Polk counties Lisa Harnisch lharnisch@earlylearninghub.org
Lane Early Learning Alliance Lane County Lindsey Hayward lhayward@unitedwaylane.org
Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub Jackson and Josephine counties Rene Brandon rene_brandon@soesd.k12.or.us
South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub Douglas, Lake and Klamath counties Gillian Wesenberg gillian.wessenberg@douglasesd.k12.or.us
Northwest Regional Early Learning Hub Tillamook, Columbia and Clatsop counties counties Dorothy Spence dspence@nwresd.k12.or.us
Early Learning Multnomah Multnomah County Molly Day mollyd@unitedway-pdx.org
Early Learning Washington County Washington County Bill Thomas william_thomas@co.washington.or.us
Clackamas Early Learning Hub Clackamas County Rod Cook rodcoo@co.clackamas.or.us

Implementation of this exciting new program is on its way, to learn more see our full Preschool Promise Legislative Report here.

Have additional questions? Please contact Preschool Promise Program Coordinator, Gwyn Bachtle.

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