Early Learning System Initiative

Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

The Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI) works alongside partners to support, strengthen and expand upon existing professional learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs and assets of Oregon’s early education workforce.

The center aims to respectfully, effectively and equitably support early education professionals who care for and educate children from historically marginalized populations.

ELSI uses a cultural and linguistically responsive approach and is committed to centering anti-racism, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Find more information about our trainings and free resources at the Early Learning System Initiative Training Core Website.