Early Childhood Education
Our programs prepare Latino children, birth to five, to be successful in school and to be proud of their heritage.
We believe that early learning is crucial to a child’s success. And that parents are their child’s first teachers. Our programs integrate Latino culture and early literacy with parent education to create a welcoming environment that sets children and families up for success in school and life. Our programs are run in Spanish and led by bilingual, bicultural community members.
Did you know? 100% of incoming kindergarteners in our early literacy program Juntos Aprendemos were registered on-time for kindergarten last year!
- Program Directors:
Sadie Feibel Holmes
- Assistant Director:
- Community Education Worker Coordinators:
Anita Carabantes Arreola
- Community Education Workers:
Esperanza Boroquez Ku
- Program Assistant:
- Early Education Assistant
- Juntos Aprendemos (Together We Learn): Our longstanding community program has been running for more than 15 years. This weekly early literacy program serves 175 children, ages 3-5, and their caregivers in seven schools in Multnomah County.
- Community Education Worker Project: Education begins at birth. This program provides first-time mothers and fathers with home visits from a member of their community, and opportunities to join infant/toddler parent-child facilitated class.
- Early Learning Multnomah: Latino Network partners with Early Learning Multnomah Hub to coordinate early childhood services county-wide. Parent graduates of Juntos Aprendemos serve on the Parent Accountability Council, and we partner with Multnomah County Library to create culturally-specific literacy materials for Spanish-speaking families