Join us Sunday, November 8th at 4:30 p.m. for The Early Link Podcast: Season 1, Episode 24, featuring host Rafael Otto. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at

To celebrate the passing of Preschool For All in Oregon, we bring you our 2019 interview with Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson about the Preschool For All Report


County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson


Oregon is the fourth least affordable state when it comes to preschool, and state and federal funding provide preschool for only those families in deepest poverty, reaching only 15 percent of three- and four- year olds in Multnomah County.


Rafael Otto, Director of Communications, Children’s Institute

~ Thanks to Children’s Institute, working to ensure that every Oregon child has the best start in life ~