Early Childhood

Vision: In Every Community, In Every Home, For Every Child, A Better Future

Make a Splash Rain Boot Program

Children's rainbootsThe Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County will launch the ‘Make a Splash!’ children’s free rain boot program during the month of October. This program will provide free Oaki rain boots to children ages 6 and younger who qualify for income assistance programs.

Families who live in Clackamas County with children ages 6 and younger, that qualify for any income assistance program are eligible for free rain boots.

The qualifying programs include: 

  • Oregon Trail card
  • OHP/CHIP
  • Section 8
  • WIC - eWIC card
  • Free/reduced school lunch
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Head Start

Please complete a request form found below and submit to MakeASplashClackamas@gmail.com. Partners serving eligible families can submit a request form on their behalf. 

The Early Learning Hub will coordinate the delivery of the boots to the partnering organizations and distribution to families.

Please email Chelsea Hamilton, Early Learning Program Planner, at CHamilton@clackamas.us or call 503-650-5682 for more information.

Our mission is to create a high quality early learning system that integrates and coordinates efforts to ensure all children are ready for kindergarten, ready to read by 1st grade and reading at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade. The following committees support the work of Early Childhood.

The Clackamas County Early Learning Hub Council (CCELHC) ensure services are coordinated countywide to provide effective results for the County's families.

The Clackamas County Early Childhood Committee (CCECC) provides support and advises the Early Learning Hub Council.

Clackamas Parenting Together (CPT) provides a network of support for parents in the County to help prevent neglect and abuse.

The Healthy Families Advisory Committee (HFAC) provides direction to the Early Childhood Committee to ensure they are meeting their required standards.

For more information on committees or the Clackamas Early Learning Hub, please contact Annette Dieker, adieker@clackamas.us / 503-650-5680, Early Learning Hub Systems Coordinator.