Kindergarten Partnership and Innovation (KPI) Projects have been funded across the state of Oregon with the goal of improving school readiness and school success while reducing the achievement gap. KPI projects are given flexibility to focus on one or more of the specified priorities: •Supporting kindergarten readiness skills and smooth transitions to kindergarten. •Increasing family engagement in children’s learning and connecting families and schools. •Providing professional development to early learning and/or elementary school professionals to improve knowledge and skills. •Increasing alignment, connection and collaboration in the preschool to Grade 3 system.
Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community. They support parents and students. Their experienced and dedicated staff partner with volunteers, community members and a dedicated Board of Directors in order to make today’s communities work.
Ready Set Go, Parent Child Interactive Preschool Program at Wichita Center and Bilquist Elementary School. All families residing in North Clackamas School District with a children 3-5 years old are eligible to apply. Child does not need to be 3 by September, families can apply at any time.
Funding for Family Resource Coordination and KPI Ready Set Go
Todos Juntos partners with schools, local law enforcement, county agencies, United Way and others to enhance local resources and services for youth and families. These services are available in English and/or Spanish through evidence-based, community-supported activities provided at K-12 schools around Clackamas County.
JumpStart Kinder ready program in Sandy – June 2020. Community-based playgroups in Canby, Sandy & Estacada. Evening family activities and engagement events at River Mill Elementary School and Sandy Grade as well as kindergarten readiness workshops for families with preschool and kindergarten aged children. In school/after school support for kindergartens to help with transition to K in Sandy and Estacada.
Funding for KPI and
Family Resource Coordination
NWFS focus is on core issues that support individual success, family stability, and child well-being. NWFS has an array of services and programs ranging from professional counseling, job readiness and placement, work solutions, positive youth development, youth mentoring, gang prevention, school site management, healthy relationship education, financial literacy, parenting, anger management, and more.
Family Resource Coordination
At Clackamas County Children’s Commission, our approach is to honor parents as the first and most important teachers. We remain responsive to each child, and value every family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. In building strong relationships with our children and families, we support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and our community.
Summer camp programming for children going to kindergarten in the fall who have not yet had preschool experiences. Awarded KPI funds 2021-2022.
Jump Start program for incoming kindergarteners to get to know teachers, routines, and school buildings before school starts in the fall.
Awarded KPI funds 2021-2022.
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