The Eastern Oregon Early Learning and Care Network
Supporting parents and early childhood care professionals to raise kids well when it matters most.
This is too big a task for anyone to do alone. Every parent – no matter how competent or resourced – needs resources, support, education, and community to raise kids well.
However, these things are sometimes hard to find. The Eastern Oregon Early Learning and Care Network exists to fill that gap. We help connect parents and early childhood care professionals in Baker, Malheur, and Wallowa counties in Oregon with the tools and community necessary to raise kids well when it matters most.
Resources and community are essential to raising kids of whatever age. But today, ironically, in our digital age, resources and community can be some of the most-difficult things to find.
In the past, community and resources were provided by family, friends, and churches. But today with the increasing isolation, many people are quickly losing access to these time-tried sources of support.
Our vision is to provide parents and those who are engaged in the good-work of early childhood learning and child care in Eastern Oregon with everything they need in one, centralized location. This includes:
Opportunities for One-On-One, In-Person Support
Licensing, Training, and Education
With these things centralized, we hope that the feelings of isolation, confusion, frustration and overwhelm that often come with raising young children can be replaced with feelings of hope, relief, and confidence to raise kids well and set them up for a lifetime of learning and success.