In Oregon, 3,850 children under the age of three are enrolled in Early Head Start programs. The state currently enrolls 10 percent of its 4-year-olds in high-quality preschool. However, with strong support from Sen. Wyden and his co-sponsorship of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, which would help Oregon improve and expand high-quality, early childhood opportunities, state leaders continue to innovate in the early learning field. Specifically, the state is placing a distinct focus on connecting the early learning and K-12 systems to ensure sustained impact of its early childhood programs. The average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $13,452.