New video debuts: David Douglas early learning program

A new video highlighting the early learning wing at Earl Boyles Elementary in Portland debuted here today.

Boyles is in the David Douglas School District, which is pioneering the use of pre-kindergarten programs to teach children during formative learning years. The district reaches more than 100 3- and 4-year-olds at Boyles, and also this school year opened a pre-K classroom at Cherry Park Elementary.

The Richard C. Alexander Learning Wing at Boyles operates in partnership with Head Start and Multnomah County. The school also has a neighborhood center that allows parents and families to gather for events.

The new video can also be seen on YouTube here.

The David Douglas video is one of four planned videos showcasing cutting-edge programs – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), career and technical education (CTE), the arts and more. The other videos, which will debut later in 2016, and this one all encourage schools and the public to “dream bigger” about what is possible in Oregon’s schools.