In 2006, a small group of local community leaders decided that the low rate of school preparedness of young children in the Walla Walla Valley called for urgent action, so the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition (ELC) was created.

It’s exciting that our state is focusing so intently on children and understanding the value of the early years. There is much work to do in the Walla Walla Valley to ensure that our children develop to their full potential.