Why is Early Learning Important?

Decades of research has shown that the first five years are important brain building years that shape our children's futures. Quality early learning experiences are predictors of health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school.

Quality early Learning Experiences assure that children arrive at Kindergarten ready to learn and have successful experiences that lead to life long health and development. 

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What are Early Learning Hubs?

Early Learning Hubs


The Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education provides funding to  Early Learning Hubs to convene cross sector partners to work together toward a shared vision and shared goals. There are 16 Early Learning Hubs in Oregon, supporting  systems development and programs for children, prenatally through six and their families. Early Learning Hubs collaborate with early childhood programs to translate the research on early development into result-oriented interventions and programs.


Early Learning Hub Goals


Goal 1: Aligned, coordinated, and family-centered early childhood system

Goal 2: Children receive the early learning experiences they need to thrive and be successful in school and life

Goal 3: Families receive the support they need to be healthy, stable and attached


Our Region


Early Learning Hubs are working in their communities  to streamline systems that are easier to navigate for families, increase access to and enrollment in quality childcare and preschool, and the improve the quality of early learning programs overall.  Early Learning Hubs focus their efforts all children in Clackamas County, with a focus on children and families who have been historically undeserved and under-represented.


Contact Us

Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County

150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045

adieker@clackamas.us | 971-420-3528