Making preschool available to every child is one of the best investments we can make in our future. Preschool is estimated to return to the community $7-$16 for every dollar spent. This comes in the form of children better prepared for school and students achieving higher lifetime earnings and better health outcomes. It also helps communities lower rates of crime and teen pregnancy. And we need the help of our community to come together and donate to our campaign so we can make universal preschool a reality.
Following the lead of local parents and 33 of the 40 largest US cities providing high-quality, public preschool program; a coalition of 100+ Multnomah County public, private, and social sector leaders and preschool practitioners developed a roadmap for overcoming the barriers to providing universal preschool. After studying national best practices, and the unique needs of local children and families, this Preschool for All Task Force, led by Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, recommended Multnomah County advance a ballot initiative that will help all kids in our community be ready for school and life. With less than 40 days to go, we’re counting on every member of our community to help us pass the best universal preschool program in the country.
Achieving Preschool for All will take every member of our community. Every day we’re building the awareness, coalition, and strategy to win on November 3. We need your support now to be successful. Your donation can help us win this fight for our future. Donate today!
To donate via check, please send your donations to: Preschool for All, PO Box 6536, Portland, OR 97228.