School Readiness and Success

Preschool children playing and learning

Early Learning Washington County (ELWC) is an early learning hub in partnership with the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette that provides opportunities, services and supports to ensure children prenatal through six and their families are prepared for educational and life success. The Hub is one of 16 across the state funded by the Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education. Learn more about ELWC on their website or read the charter (English/Spanish).

Early Learning committees include steering, operations and equity. The committee meetings are open to the public.

Preschool Promise is Oregon’s newest preschool program and provides preschool for nearly 200 four-year-olds in low-income households. The goal is to increase kindergarten readiness and promote success in school.

PAX Good Behavior Game is an evidence-based social-emotional learning program that promotes socio-behavioral development by teaching self-regulation to children K-3. Over 300 school district teachers and staff have been trained to help children increase on-task behaviors, reduce disciplinary problems and improve overall school climate.

Kindergarten Partnership Innovation (KPI) programs are innovative strategies to support children and families to transition from preschool to kindergarten.

Focused Child Care Networks support the community to increase access and improve the quality of child care providers in the county specifically focused on specific cultural communities within the county that often have difficulty finding child care.

Black Student Success Program provides a wide range of education and family supports for African immigrant families in select schools within the Beaverton School District. The program is a partnership with the Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO) and the Beaverton School District.

For more information about any of these programs, please call 503-846-4539.