Early Learning Hub


Information request for our Holiday Resource Guide 2022

September 20, 2022

The Pollywog program gathers information about holiday resources for families in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties each year. If your agency will be offering holiday resources, such as a food pantry, food boxes, holiday meals, gifts, clothing, or anything else, and you would like to be included, please contact us right away!

Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 16, 2022

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a special time when we recognize and honor the cultures, stories, history, and contributions of Hispanic communities. Here are some resources to help you celebrate, explore and increase your understanding this month and throughout the year. 

Oregon approved to issue an additional $46 million in Pandemic EBT food assistance to 80,000 young children

September 12, 2022

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between September 2021 and May 2022. These additional food benefits will provide approximately $46 million in additional food assistance for 80,000 young children in Oregon. The additional food benefits will be issued to families’ existing EBT cards in Fall 2022, with the exact dates yet to be determined.

Resources and information for wildfire weather events

September 9, 2022

Resources and information for wildfire weather events from the Oregon Department of Emergency Management.

Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program 

September 6, 2022

The Early Learning Division is developing a new Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Program (Program), as called for by House Bill 2166. September 1, 2022, the proposed rule language for the Program was posted for public comment. It is scheduled for review and adoption by the Early Learning Council at their meeting on Wednesday, September 28.

Preschool Promise Notice of Intent to Award

August 31, 2022

The Preschool Promise Notice of Intent to Award list was published today, August 30 on the Early Learning Division website: https://oregonearlylearning.com/preschool-promise.

Restarting EL Hub Data & Evaluation Workgroup

August 30, 2022

The Early Learning Hub is restarting our Data & Evaluation workgroup in October via Zoom. If you would like to participate in this workgroup, please let us know when you are most available by taking this brief poll.

Free Health Care Interpreter Training

August 25, 2022

Free Health Care Interpreter Training offered by IRCO and LBHEA, sponsored by OHA's Office of Equity and Inclusion. Online training is on Tuesdays & Fridays 9am - 1pm from 9/30/22-11/22/22.

First pediatric monkeypox (hMPXV) case identified in Oregon

August 22, 2022

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is confirming the state’s first pediatric case of monkeypox virus (hMPXV). OHA and county public health officials say the case is linked to an adult monkeypox infection that was confirmed last month. “We have a known connection to a previously diagnosed case,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., health officer and state epidemiologist at OHA. “This child did not get the virus at school, child care or another community setting.”

There's still time to sign up to Read for the Record

August 17, 2022

The Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties would like to help you Read for the Record this year. We will send you this year’s book - Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady and illustrated by Gracey Zhang - to read to your class or care group. Book orders have begun. If you would like to participate this fall, please contact us now.