High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Oregon, which serve more than 110,000 children and families.
“I will always prioritize our schools to make sure our children get a quality education.” – State Senate Minority Leader Jackie Winters (R-OR)
“Early childhood education is a launch pad for children’s futures and we need to ensure that more families have access to high-quality, affordable options.” – Governor Kate Brown (D-OR)