The Promise of Oregon: David Douglas Early Learning Initiative

Jan. 28, 2016  :  With Oregon School Boards Association
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About the Project

Blue Chalk worked with The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) to tell the important story of one school district in Portland, OR, that is investing in some of the brightest and youngest minds in the state.

Earl Boyles Elementary 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 three- and four-year-olds through Boyles Elementary and has also opened a pre-K classroom at Cherry Park Elementary.

Blue Chalk met some of the students and families involved in Earl Boyles' pre-K program and documented how they are benefitting from this early education.

This is the second of a series of films created for OSBA's "The Promise of Oregon" 2016 campaign. These videos are designed to encourage schools and the public to “dream bigger” about what is possible for Oregon’s schools.

  • Julianne Parker, Producer
  • Jamie Francis, Director of Photography
  • Rob Finch, Editor
  • Dan Quintero, Colorist
  • Marmoset and Epidemic Sound, Music
Services Provided
  • Original Cinematography
  • Post-Production