Senate Bill 909 in 2011 created the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and outlined specific charges:
The Early Learning Council is charged with developing an aligned early learning system for at-risk young children and their families. The overarching goal is that young children enter school ready to learn, are reading in first grade, and are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
HB 4165/Early Learning LegislationOregon Learns: Executive Summary, Report to the Legislature from the Oregon Education Investment BoardGovernor's Early Learning CouncilEarly Learning Council SB 909 Report Association of Oregon Counties Early Learning Task Force
Early Learning Council Report to the LegislatureFebruary 2013