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Welcome Danielle Martin, our New Director of Human Resources!

March 20, 2023

By Darcee Kilsdonk, Executive Director | We are excited to share that we are welcoming a new Director of HR to the ClackCoKids team! Danielle Martin comes to ClackCoKids with an extensive background in Early Childhood Education. After earning her degree in Human Development from Washington State University, she entered the Human Resources world where…

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Coming Soon to the Wilsonville Community!

March 14, 2023

By Darcee Kilsdonk, Executive Director | Attention Wilsonville community! ClackCoKids will be opening a brand-new center in the Canyon Creek Road area of Wilsonville in spring of 2023 through a partnership with New Life Church. The Wilsonville community has been a part of our Strategic Plan for expansion since 2019, and we are thrilled this…

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In Celebration and Gratitude

February 22, 2023

By Terri Sutton, Mental Health Specialist | In celebration of earning my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Oregon State University, I want to express my gratitude to ClackCoKids for supporting my professional development. Since I started working for the Clackamas County Children’s Commission in 1998, this organization has supported me to attend trainings and advance…

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Meet Tiffany Morgan, our Home-Based Program Manager!

February 21, 2023

By Natalie Hornstein, Community Engagement Manager | We are very excited to introduce Tiffany Morgan, our Home-Based Program Manager! Tiffany served as a Teacher for our Head Start program for a year and a half, and then as an Education Supervisor for our Head Start and Early Head Start programs for two years. She joined…

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Upcoming Changes to SNAP Benefits in March 2023

January 30, 2023

By Olive Bicha, ClackCoKids Family Services Manager | Beginning in March 2023, the emergency extra funds that were being awarded to SNAP recipients during the pandemic will be going away. For many families this could mean a dramatic reduction in monthly SNAP benefits. We want to help families in our community who could face food…

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How Healthy Families Serves Clackamas County

November 14, 2022

By Chantel Brumbaugh, Family Support & Community Outreach Specialist | Healthy Families is a free, voluntary home visiting program for families with brand new babies and prenatal parents. We are a parent support program that empowers, encourages and strengthens the parent-child bond through an empathetic approach. We offer family-focused weekly home visits, parent-child activities, connections…

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ClackCoKids Goes to the Pumpkin Patch!

November 4, 2022

By Courtney Duvall, Head Start Teacher | A big thank you to Fir Point Farms for hosting our staff, children, and families for a Pumpkin Patch event last week! One of our parent Policy Council members, Kandace Miranda-Soto, organized the event and was able to get us on the farm, free pumpkins for every child…

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PUBLICACIÓN INVITADA: Elevando la Cultura Latinx en la Comunidad de Canby

September 23, 2022

Por Puentes Entre Culturas (Bridging Cultures) | Click here to read this post in English En celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, ClackCoKids quisiera destacar una organización especial que presta servicios a nuestra comunidad de Canby/Barlow con programación y servicios culturalmente específicos con los que nos hemos asociado durante el verano de 2022. En…

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GUEST POST: 988: A New Three-Digit Lifeline

September 7, 2022

By Bart Brewer & Gary Marschke; NAMI Clackamas | Congress passed legislation in Fall 2020 designating 988 as the three-digit number to connect people to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The goal was to create a simple and memorable phone number to connect with effective help in the moment. As of July 16, 2022, anyone…

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GUEST POST: Happy World Breastfeeding Week from Clackamas County WIC!

August 1, 2022

By Aria Baker, MS, IBCLC; Clackamas County WIC Program Lactation Consultant | August 1st through 7th each year is World Breastfeeding Week and many families are interested in learning more about infant feeding guidelines! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated their breastfeeding recommendations. They encourage parents to exclusively breastfeed for approximately 6 months…

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