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Five Stars for ClackCoKids!

July 23, 2021

By Raylene Donaldson, CCCC Education Manager | Did you know that our centers are Spark 5-star rated? All of our centers throughout Clackamas County have achieved a 5-star rating from Spark, which is a statewide program that assesses program quality in early learning. But what exactly does that mean? It means our programs have demonstrated…

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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Karen Rush, Children’s Center

July 14, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein, CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Meet Dr. Karen Rush, the new Executive Director of the Children’s Center of Clackamas County! Dr. Rush may be new to the Children’s Center, but she has long served children and families in the Clackamas County community. Previously, she was the Director of Early Learning for the…

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New Community Connections Specialist

July 3, 2021

By Danielle S. Rushing, CCCC Director of Family & Community Connections | We have a new Community Connections Specialist that we want you to meet, and her name is Natalie Hornstein! After serving as a Family Educator in our Early Head Start program for over six years, Natalie officially joined our Community Connections team as…

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Pat Fields Celebrates 40 Years with CCCC

June 3, 2021

By Christina Aguirre, CCCC Program Services Director | In March of 2021, Clackamas County Children’s Commission celebrated Pat Fields for 40 years of dedicated service in supporting the growth of healthy children and families, positive parenting, and school readiness. In honoring her commitment and incredible career, we asked staff to tell us some of their…

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Celebrating Our PNC Partnership

May 27, 2021

By Darcee Kilsdonk, CCCC Executive Director | Clackamas County Children’s Commission (CCCC) is proud to be an official PNC Bank partner and thrilled to announce we have just been awarded $30,000 from the PNC Bank Foundation! With this funding, we can extend our Cooking Matters® courses to include an additional 200 families, offering cooking classes…

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Calling All Local Artists

May 14, 2021

Artists, we want to hear from you by May 31st! | Clackamas County Children’s Commission is seeking a local artist(s) to create art for our new reception space at River Road! Using the language of our core values, “Serve, Connect, Grow,” we are seeking a piece or pieces of art for commission on a wall…

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Cooking Matters® at CCCC

May 6, 2021

By Susan Rue – CCCC Parent, Family, & Community Engagement Manager | We have an exciting parent education and family engagement opportunity at Clackamas County Children’s Commission! We are offering a parent-child interactive experience called “Cooking Matters®“. Parents engage with their children as they create kid-friendly, nutritious, and tasty snacks and meals. Although this program…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 9, 2021

By Betsy Langston, MS/LMFT, CCCC ECE Support Services Manager | April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! In 2008 Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the “Pinwheels for Prevention®” campaign. This yearly campaign encourages efforts made at all levels of society to ensure safe, stable and nurturing environments for children. You may notice blue pinwheels “planted”…

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Toy drive toys from 2020

Thank you for making the 2020 Toy Drive a success!

December 21, 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our holiday toy drive! We asked…and you answered, with more than 375 toys for children in our community! 62 Lego and buildable sets 61 Creative, imaginative, activity sets 40 Dolls, stuffed animals, and puppets 30 Board games 39 Puzzles 43 Hat and glove sets 44 Balls, bikes, and…

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CCCC Helps Address Hunger Crisis

November 29, 2020

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on hunger in our county. CCCC worked diligently in 2019-2020 to help address this crisis.

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