Children, Family and Community Connections

Children, Family and Community Connections

Clean Slate Clackamas

“Grow a Vibrant Economy” is one of the priorities identified in the county’s Performance Clackamas plan. It can be a challenge for hiring managers to find skilled and motivated employees to power that economy, though – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preschool Promise

Preschool Promise (PP) is a state funded Early Learning Division 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 for this program are to:

  • 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.
  • Work with local Head Start programs, K-12 schools, child care programs, and community based-organizations.

There are in-person and distance preschool options with availability for the 2020-2021 school year with programs in Canby, Sandy, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Milwaukie and Damascus. Learn more and apply online

Contact Us
Department Staff
Chelsea Hamilton
Parenting and Early Learning Systems Coordinator
503-650-5680
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Planting Pinwheels for Prevention

The ceremony recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month and the many county employees and community partners who provide services to children, parents and supporters to ensure physical and emotional growth and development.

During the ceremony, blue and silver pinwheels will be planted around the Circle of Honor as a reminder of the happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve. 

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It's OK to not be OK: A Training for Early Learning & Elementary Professionals

For professionals working with families and young children, these past 12 months have been a roller coaster of challenges, successes, setbacks and joys. We know the work of serving families is rewarding but as care professionals, we must take time to care for ourselves to ensure our ability to fully and thoughtfully continue to care for others. Clackamas Parenting Together, The Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County and North Clackamas P3 Committee invites you to our upcoming professional development days.