The Early Learning Stakeholders are a group of committed and dedicated professionals representing organizations that work or interact with families with young children all across Lane County.

Our shared purpose is to build bridges between organizations, efforts and individuals as we work across systems toward the shared vision that all children in Lane County are ready to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

We meet the fourth Thursday of every month, August through May, from 3 pm – 5 pm at United Way of Lane County to create an environment and space for discussion and partnership that fosters:

  • Open communication and connections
  • Staying informed of local early learning issues and efforts
  • Sharing and leveraging resources
  • Avoiding duplication
  • Shared values; a unified front for early learning
  • Address funding barriers, coordinating grants and other funding opportunities
  • The development and support of targeted outcomes and data collection
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Staying current on latest research and tools
  • A focus on the needs of the early learning workforce
  • Advising, educating and informing the governance consortium
  • Informing state and local policy
  • Keeping parent and family voice at the center of our work

Materials from Early Learning Stakeholders Meetings are listed below.

September 26th, 2019 Meeting

August 22nd, 2019 Meeting

May 23rd, 2019 Meeting

April 25th, 2019 Meeting

March 21, 2019 Meeting

January 24, 2019 Meeting

November 29, 2018 Meeting

June 28, 2018 Meeting- Topic: Summer Resources