The Early Learning Hub serves Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.
Approximately 8,705 children under age six are at risk, which is 53.8 percent of the total number of young children (16,177) in our region, in 2018: 5,248 in Linn County; 1,602 in Benton County; and 1,855 in Lincoln County. 4,300 young children live below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and 8,100 young children live below 200 percent of the FPL. Twenty percent (3,139) of young children live below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and 27 percent (4,212) of young children live between 100 percent and 200
percent of the FPL.
The future prosperity of Oregon is reliant upon the future prosperity of the people of Oregon. The Oregon Equity Lens states, "We believe that ending disparities and gaps in achievement begins in the delivery of quality Early Learner programs and appropriate parent engagement and support. This is not simply an expansion of services -- it is a recognition that we need to provide services in a way that best meets the needs of our most diverse segment of the population, 0-5 year olds and their families."
Schools are at the very core of our work and the foundation of our strategic framework for getting children ready for school and supporting stable families. Without strong schools and support for families, our children will not continue to grow into the adults we need them to be for the future.
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