SELF Values

Our Children Can’t Wait


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


Every child in our community thrives.


LEADERSHIP – Through advocacy, empowerment and influence, the efforts of our partners are maximized and SELF’s vision is translated into reality for our 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 SW Washington has a safe and healthy start.

INNOVATION – Continually seeking new ideas and resources to advance learning opportunities for children birth to 12.