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Early Childhood

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


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:

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:

Please contact Beth Kersens at 503-496-3955 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.

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