Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan
Raise Up Oregon serves as Oregon’s comprehensive state system plan for early childhood prenatal to age five. The plan brings together government leaders from early care and education, public education, higher education, health, housing, and human services.
Raise Up Oregon is grounded in equity and the science of child development. By working together, leaders from every system, families, communities, and the public and private sectors can support Oregon’s youngest children during this critical period.
The plan was created by the Early Learning Council and in partnership with six state agencies:
- Oregon Department of Education
- Oregon Department of Early Learning and Care
- Oregon Department of Human Services
- Oregon Health Authority
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
- Higher Education Coordinating Commission
SECOND EDITION (2024-2028)
Thank you to all who provided feedback on the first draft of the second edition. Your input helps shape the actions of government agencies and improve early learning and care in Oregon.
Through surveys and focus group sessions facilitated by Early Learning Hubs across the state, we heard from nearly 1,000 individuals representing families, professionals, and communities in Oregon.
The development of this second edition included a review of nearly 80 documents from partner agencies. From strategic plans to community engagement sessions to agency assessments and research, the second edition considered the lived experiences and feedback from Oregon communities. Leadership groups within the early childhood system helped shape the draft goals and objectives before the strategies were developed and released as the second edition draft.
View the highlights of the focus group sessions facilitated by Early Learning Hubs we shared at the Early Learning Council meeting on April 26, 2023.
A full report of the results will be available in fall 2023.
After receiving public comment, the goals, strategies, and objectives will be finalized and more deeply illustrated with proposed actions that government agencies can take to reach shared early childhood system goals. The final version of Raise Up Oregon: Second Edition will be submitted to the Early Learning Council for approval in summer 2023, with implementation beginning shortly thereafter.
Click below to view the draft plan.