Family Resource Coordinators (FRC) provide support and assistance to help families with children (ages 0-6) in Clackamas County. FRCs focus on assuring families have the supports they need for early childhood success and kindergarten readiness. FRCs help identify services that meet the immediate needs of the family and connect families with supports to match those needs. The primary focus of FRCs is to connect families with resources including food, clothing, energy assistance, early childhood services and screening, establishing a medical home, Kindergarten readiness, parenting education and more.
See FRC Referral form with contact information at bottom of page.
Clackamas Parenting Together is a coalition of organizations in Clackamas County dedicated to strengthening and supporting families. We aim to increase positive family and community wellness by building a sustainable parent education collaborative that provides high quality, accessible parent education opportunities to our diverse region. Network organizations provide education programs and support services to enhance parents’ ability to raise healthy children in caring homes.
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.
Preschool Promise is a State funded program that provides high quality, culturally relevant preschool opportunities to children ages 3 and 4. To qualify, families must live at, or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. The primary goals are:
•Support young children to thrive and succeed in school and life.
•Allow families to choose the preschool which best meets their needs.
•Provide a common set of high standards to promote school readiness and active family engagement.
•Provide culturally and linguistically responsive services and opportunities for underrepresented families.
READY! For Kindergarten provides workshops and take-home materials and tools, to inspire and empower parents and caregivers to help babies and young children develop strong brain connections that determine how they will think, learn and grow. Parents and caregivers attend a series of workshops each year, based on their child’s age. They learn new skills and helpful tips to nurture development in ways that foster academic skills and personal behaviors to boost children’s motivation, perseverance and engagement in learning. READY! facilitates interactions and active learning by using movement, play, exploration, communication and all of a child’s senses- seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting.
New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up- it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening but its all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom’s here.
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