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.
Family Resource Coordinators (FRC) provide support and assistance to help families with children (ages 0-6) in identified health equity zones. FRCs focus on early childhood success including pre-kindergarten readiness and reading by third grade. Families with a child in the age range can receive services. FRCs identify services that meet the immediate needs of the referred family and find the supports to match those needs. The primary focus of FRCs is to connect families with resources including early childhood screens and assessments, establishing a medical home, signing up for Kindergarten, and more.
Metropolitan Family Services:
North Clackamas School District
Patricia Yamal Soto
NorthWest Family Services
Oregon City, Gladstone, Wilsonville,West Linn
(Wilsonville/West Linn /Lake Oswego)
Estacada & Sandy School District
Canby And Mollala School Districts
Preschool Promise (PP) 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.
The Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County was one of 8 hubs within the state to receive Preschool Promise funding.
Our PP funding serves 18 children at Sandy Grade School, and 10 children at the Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) site in Mulino.
For information, contact Annette Dieker, Early Learning Hub Systems Coordinator at Adieker@clackamas.us
Sandy Grade School- Oregon Trail School
Rachael George, Principal,
or call 503-668-8065.
Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC)- Mulino
Donna LeDoux, Interim Director,
or call 503-759-6232
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 educational 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.
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 it’s all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom s here.
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