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 including Children's Book Lists and Guides, Well-being Resource Guides, and Meaningful Makeover Episode Guides HERE.