Early Learning Hub

Our Region

The Early Learning Hub serves Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

Approximately 11,800 children are at risk, which is 71 percent of the total number of young children (16,540) in our region: 9,250 in Linn County, 4,520 in Benton County, and 2,760 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.

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 begin in the delivery of quality Early Learning 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 vulnerable population, 0-6 year old's 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 supports for families, our children will not continue to grow into the adults we need them to be for the future.

Linn County:

  • There are 7 school districts serving the County.
  • There are 34 public elementary schools, serving 13,209 students.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Oregon state average of 35%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is more than the state average of 20:1.

Benton County:

  • There are 4 school districts serving the County.
  • There are 15 public elementary schools, serving 4,081 students.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Oregon state average of 35%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is less than the state average of 20:1.

Lincoln County:

  • There is 1 school district serving the County.
  • There are 7 public elementary schools, serving 2,617 students.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Oregon state average of 35%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is more than the state average of 20:1.