What do we do?

SOELS does not provide direct services to children and families. Instead, we function as a  system-builder and bring together community leaders from early childhood education, health care, K-12 education, social services, private sector business, and parents to build strong partnerships to create effective and aligned programs that promote school readiness and family stability. SOELS invests early learning dollars into the region based upon these critical partner collaborations. In doing so, expertise and resources can be shared to strengthen regional services and supports,  avoid duplication, and provide a network of support so families with young children feel connected to the community they live in.