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|
|Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub, Inc.||Marion and Polk counties||Lisa Harnischemail@example.com|
|Lane Early Learning Alliance||Lane County||Lindsey Haywardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Southern Oregon Early Learning Hub||Jackson and Josephine counties||Rene Brandonemail@example.com|
|South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub||Douglas, Lake and Klamath counties||Gillian Wesenbergfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northwest Regional Early Learning Hub||Tillamook, Columbia and Clatsop counties counties||Dorothy Spenceemail@example.com|
|Early Learning Multnomah||Multnomah County||Molly Dayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Early Learning Washington County||Washington County||Bill Thomasemail@example.com|
|Clackamas Early Learning Hub||Clackamas County||Rod Cookfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.