Welcome to Early Learning Tools NW – A Place for information about Early Learning and to find training opportunities throughout Oregon.

Early Learning providers are constantly evolving. Each day is as different as the children in our care. It is this continual change that makes it so important for us to find out what is happening in the world of children. Staying abreast of the new studies and laws that have an effect on child care and early education helps us to be better at what we do – and what we do can make an impact on a life forever.

Hi, I’m Helen Fern. I’ve been working in the field of Child Care and Early Learning for over 35 years. It’s not my job, it’s my passion. I am a step 10 in the Oregon Professional Development Registry with a Master’s Degree in Leadership – and I’m excited to share with you what I have learned through the years!

I am a certified Master trainer through the Oregon Center for Career Development.  Click here to see what’s going on right now!

If you are interested in having a session at your site, either send me an email at Register@ELTnw.com or give me a call.

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by Savanna on Early Learning Tools NW
Helen is amazing!
What training did you take?: Understand TCAP curriculum

Helen is an amazing trainer! She was so thorough with the information, I really felt like I walked away with a way better understanding of how to implement the curriculum! It was amazing for discussions and a very supportive environment. Everything was explained in immense detail. Our trainer Helen was so supportive and offered very helpful feedback on our lesson plans!  Thank you Helen!

by Samantha on Early Learning Tools NW
Good trainer
What training did you take?: Supporting Traumatized Children

You need to move around more during the training. But I enjoyed the content

by Debbie on Early Learning Tools NW
Great presentation
What training did you take?: The Benefit of Nature to the Whole Child

I really enjoyed your calm presentation style.

by Amanda on Early Learning Tools NW
Great Outdoors!
What training did you take?: Benefit of Nature

Very good mix of information given & hands on learning.

by Dan on Early Learning Tools NW
Fun workshop!
What training did you take?: So much to do, so little time

You were excellent – one of the best trainers I’ve had.

by Sara on Early Learning Tools NW
Great training!
What training did you take?: Outdoors and the Whole child

Learned a lot about child development and how being outdoors helps a child grow in healthy ways. Loved the nature tape bracelet! Wish I could have a cool outdoor are at my center, but learned some fun ways to bring it to what we have.