Pledge to Vote YES!
Pledge to Vote YES!
Join community organizations, elected officials, and local leaders by pledging to vote YES to Preschool for All, the plan to make sure every child in Multnomah County has access to the preschool that is right for them.
We believe all children have a right to a tuition-free, high-quality preschool education. The Preschool for All plan was created with, as opposed to for, communities most impacted by the lack of high-quality and affordable preschool options, has an equitable approach to building a system that can serve everyone, and prioritizes early access for children with the least access today.
Together, we can make this vision a reality for children and families in Multnomah County, by voting YES to Preschool for All this November.
A pledge to vote YES is a pledge for a Preschool for All plan that is:
- Serves 3 and 4-year-olds.
- Prioritizes children of color, children who speak languages other than English, children experiencing poverty, and children with developmental delays and disabilities.
- Offers a mixed delivery model with a range of options to meet family needs: in-home programs and center-based care; full-day, part-day, and extended-day programs; and school-year and year-round options will all be available, as well as multi-generational and culturally specific early learning programs.
- Prohibits suspensions and expulsions.
- Offers a living wage for providers – teachers on par with kindergarten teachers; assistants minimum $18/hr.
- Aligns learning and development standards with Oregon Early Learning through Kindergarten Framework; focused on the whole child.
- Invests in workforce development, including coaching, professional development, and equity-focused pathways to higher education and community training.
- Preserves and increases the diversity of the workforce through credential requirements that allow for training in both higher education and community-based environments.
- Invests in infrastructure through funds that support providers to meet regulatory requirements (licensing, fire code, etc.) and upgrade facilities to improve quality.
- Ensures community-based oversight and accountability to voters through an advisory board that includes parents and providers.
Together, we can make Preschool for All a reality. We cannot do this without you.