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Early Childhood

Office for Children and Families Early Childhood initiatives seek to improve the development and future of all young children. This is accomplished by encouraging strong, nurturing families, healthy thriving children, and readiness to learn.

Encouraging strong, nurturing families, healthy thriving children, and readiness to learn.

Committees

The Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee (CCECC) is a standing subcommittee of the Commission on Children & Families. Their goal is to promote positive child development, quality child care, parent education, and family stability for young children, age prenatal to 9, and their families. The committee consists of community members, area service providers, and representatives from local government agencies, encouraging increased quality child care child, abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, and the development of nurturing and positive parent/child interaction.

CCECC is responsible for:

  • Strengthening our communities and encouraging partnerships between numerous community groups, schools, and public or private organizations.
  • Serving as advisers in the planning, implementing, and assessing of state and federally funded program services.
  • Development and recommendation of Early Childhood policies.
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and addressing quality assurance issues of funded Early Childhood Programs.
  • Provide input and develop ideas for improving child care training support services for providers and parents.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and implementing strategies and ideas for improving the Clackamas County early childhood structure.

If you have questions contact Karen Gorton at 503-650-5680.

The Healthy Families Advisory Committee (HFAC) is a committee of The Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee

Healthy Families Advisory Committee (HFAC) is responsible for:

  • Providing input and direction in meeting the standards of Healthy Families of America (HFA) related to outreach and screening for Healthy Families of Clackamas County (HFCC) services.
  • Serving as advisers in the planning, implementing, and assessing of HFCC program services.
  • Development and recommendation of HFCC policies and programmatic modifications to the Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee (CCECC).
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and addressing quality assurance issues.
  • Reviewing and analyzing participant satisfaction with programmatic services.
  • Reviewing and analyzing HFCC program structure, developing programmatic recommendations.

Please contact Erin Deahn at 503-496-3937 if you have any questions.

The Clackamas Early Childhood Coordinating Council (CLICC) is an informal group of educators, parents, and early childhood advocates that meet monthly to network and discuss issues facing children and their families. These meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in visiting or attending, please contact Karen Gorton at 503-650-5680.

Family Education and Support Network (FESN) is a multi-faceted, regional network of providers who work to enhance the ability of parents and caregivers to stimulate, protect, and nurture children & youth. FESN is working to change the culture of parenting and child/youth development in order to lower the incidences of child abuse and neglect, increase effective parenting and improve family health and well-being. The Network coordinates parent education trainings, strengthens linkages among providers and improves access to support for all families.

Created and developed by a network of providers in Jan. 2008, the Family Education and Support Network’s vision is to support, empower and advocate for families by developing a sustainable and collaborative network of parenting providers, resources and opportunities available to everyone. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in room 255, at the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.

For more information, contact Karen Gorton at 503-650-5680.