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Lane Early Learning Hub established

Governor Kitzhaber announced the establishment of the state’s first regional Early Learning Hubs. The hubs were designed to use local models to bring together social and educational resources to families to ensure that kids arrive in kindergarten ready to learn. The Lane Early Learning Hub is amongst the first six hubs to be established in the state. The early learning hubs facilitate the opportunity to put students on a path to graduation from birth by preparing children to learn the moment they enter school. When children come to school with important skills such as: knowing their letters, sounds and how to count; and have good listening and following directions skills, they are much more competent as they enter school. This advantage stays with children for years to come, and they are more successful at all future levels of school.

The launch of this initiative helps Lane County get one step closer to achieving 40-40-20 goals for students in Oregon, especially for those from communities of color who haven’t traditionally had access to these kinds of services and supports.The Lane Early Learning Hub is working closely with Connected Lane County.