Southern Oregon Early Learning Services (SOELS) is the Early Learning Hub serving Jackson and Josephine Counties. A Hub is an organized group of people working toward shared goals. Like all the 16 Hubs in Oregon, SOELS is designed to make resources for children, prenatally through six years and their families, more available, more accessible, and more effective.
Oregon Early Learning Division has established three shared goals for each early learning hub in the state:
- Families are healthy, stable, and attached;
- Children are supported to enter school ready to succeed; and
- The early childhood system is aligned, coordinated, and family-centered
Although the goals are the same for each hub, the strategies and innovations vary by region, based upon the strengths and challenges of each region, as well as the partners who are engaged and active in this systems-level work.