Hallie E. Ford Center
for Healthy Children and Families

To thrive, families need a strong foundation. We're Building it.

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The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families promotes the development and well-being of children, youth and families by generating, translating and sharing research-based knowledge. The center advocates a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to research, training and outreach that has far-reaching consequences for Oregon and beyond.

“Our work begins with passion and leads to life-changing results. The center generates, translates and shares research-based knowledge to improve the health and well-being of children and families.”

Director Megan McClelland.

Early Learning System Initiative

The Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI) was developed to increase early childhood educators’ access to high-quality, professional learning opportunities and technical assistance. Training opportunities are based on research and best practices in content and delivery and will be created to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks.

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Impact and Future

We know that success in life starts early. You could even say it starts HERE. Learn more about the Hallie Ford Center’s impact – and its compelling future.

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HFC Brochure

It’s more than science. Our work changes lives. See how.

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