SELF Values

Our Children Can’t Wait


SELF convenes and mobilizes early learning partners and stakeholders throughout Southwest Washington to promote community awareness and advocacy for early learning and kindergarten readiness for all children.


Every child in our community thrives and is ready for their first day of kindergarten.


LEADERSHIP – Through advocacy, empowerment and influence, the efforts of our partners are maximized and SELF’s vision is translated into reality for our youngest children and their families.

CONNECTION – Connecting people, resources and organizations across Southwest Washington.

ACCOUNTABILITY – Holding ourselves and our partners accountable to the goal that every child growing up in Clark County has a safe and healthy start.

INNOVATION – Continually seeking new ideas, resources and thinking to advance early learning opportunities for birth to 5-year-olds.