Early Learning Council

The Early Learning Council (ELC) helps the Yamhill Early Learning Hub to work collaboratively with K-12 schools, early childhood education, health, social services, business and parents to support coordinated systems that are child-centered, family friendly, and community-based to meet the needs of Yamhill County children and families. The ELC will assist the Yamhill Early Learning Hub to:

  • ​Identify and focus on the highest risk children and families
  • Provide feedback to family support and early childhood services
  • Involve parents in the Yamhill Early Learning Hub’s work and partner with them in their child’s development
  • Advise about engaging families in consideration of their cultural and language needs
  • Advise on how to increase the number and quality of early learning environments
  • Provide feedback and assist with monitoring target results
  • Engage the philanthropic and private sectors to invest in early learning

ELC Membership:

Lauren Berg – Principal — Yamhill Carlton Elementary School ( ELC Co-Chair)

Becky Pearson – Children’s Program Coordinator — McMinnville Public Library (membership pending)

Angie Blackwell – Early Childhood Program Manager — Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Odilon Campos Santos – Program Director — Oregon Child Development Coalition

Adam Delatte – Instructional Coach — Sheridan School District

Amy Egli – Kindergarten Teacher — Willamina Elementary School

Tonya Hill – Teacher/Education Coach — Dayton Grade School

Josh Graves – Deputy Executive Director — Catholic Community Services

Mindy Larson – Associate Professor — Linfield College, Dept. of Education

Stephanie Legard – Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment  — McMinnville School District

Suey Linzmeier – Executive Director — Head Start of Yamhill County

Danielle Ludwick – Principal — Amity Elementary School

Lindsey Manfrin – Deputy Director — Yamhill County Health & Human Services

Dr. Margaret Miller, M.D. – Pediatric Hospitalist – Willamette Valley Medical Center

Jordan Robinson – Area Director — Lutheran Community Services/A Family Place

Jenna Sanders – Early Childhood Education Specialist — Child Care Resource & Referral ( ELC Co-Chair)

Jeremy Scott – Addiction Recovery Team/Resource Developer — DHS/Child Welfare (membership pending)

Robin Simmons – EI/ECSE Program Coordinator — Willamette Education Service District (membership pending)

Kim Steffen – SPED Speech Language Pathologist– Newberg School District (membership pending)

Ann Stevenson – Kiwanis Member — McMinnville Kiwanis

Kelly Williams – Community Partnership Coordinator/Program Analyst — DHS/Self-Sufficiency (membership pending)


Early Learning Council meetings occur on the second Thursday of every month, except July, in the Board Room at our administrative offices at 807 NE Third Street in McMinnville. They are open to the public. Current meeting agendas can be found here ELC_Agenda January, 2019. If you would like a copy of previous agendas or minutes, please contact us directly.

Would you like to be involved with our work as a parent or early childhood professional? Contact us!