Early Learning Matters!

Decades of research has shown that the first five years of a child's life 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. 

With the passage of the historic Student Success Act, Oregon is poised to increase the amount of available Early Care and Education opportunities across the state.  To learn more about Early Learning in the Student Success visit these websites-



 Early Learning Account Summary in the Student Success Act 

Please join us for one of our upcoming 

ECE Sector Planning Stewardship Committee Meetings-  

November 19, 11:20-3 at Northwest Family Services, 6200 King Rd.

December 3, 1:30-3:30, at Clackamas County, 150 Beavercreek Rd,  Room #115.  Contact adieker@clackamas.us for more information and to RSVP.

Join us for an Early Learning Forum- December 10, 1-3, Clackamas Educational Service District

Learn about the expansion of early learning across the state through the Student Success Act. Learn about Oregon’s plans to address inequities in early care and education for our undeserved communities. Explore opportunities for districts and community partners to collaborate. 



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