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ClackCoKids Offers More Cooking Matters Classes!

April 26, 2022

By Luna Bruno; Nutrition and Sustainability Specialist | Thanks to generous funding from our partners at PNC Bank, ClackCoKids has been able to continue to offer Cooking Matters classes to families in our programs. The Cooking Matters curriculum teaches families about nutritional health, the importance of a balanced diet, and how to prepare healthy, home-cooked…

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The Children’s Center Honors Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April 13, 2022

By Natalie Hornstein; Community Connections Specialist | A huge thank you to the Children’s Center of Clackamas County for hosting an awareness event to honor Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, and to Clackamas Women’s Services, who brought out two puppets from their program “Communities for Safe Kids” to emcee the event. This event also celebrated…

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Earning My CDA with ClackCoKids

March 30, 2022

By Devinnie Castañeda; Assistant Teacher | As an Assistant Preschool Teacher and former Head Start parent, I can confidently say Clackamas County Children’s Commission has lived up to their promise to be an advocate for the families they serve.  I started with ClackCoKids as a volunteer and a Head Start parent. I soon found myself…

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“Good Enough Parenting”: Tips for Parenting Under High-Stress

March 16, 2022

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Being a good parent is hard even in the best circumstances. In times of family, community, or global crisis, many parents worry about meeting their child’s needs. This is why our parenting curriculum – Circle of Security – teaches parents about “Good Enough Parenting”. When a parent…

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Virtual Services Extended Until 02/07/22

January 21, 2022

By Darcee Kilsdonk; CCCC Executive Director | After reviewing the latest data on the Omicron Variant and COVID cases in Clackamas County and the state of Oregon, we have decided to extend virtual services through the 4th of February, with a new re-open date of February 7th.  There were several factors that went into this…

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ClackCoKids Cares Bags

December 22, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Clackamas County Children’s Commission is partnering with Help Me Grow Oregon to distribute 375 “ClackCoKids Cares Bags” to families in our community. Through generous grant funding, as well as donations from local businesses and agencies, CCCC will distribute these bags to families in need identified by our…

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CCCC Estacada Center Gets Upgraded Play Yard!

December 17, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | One positive that came from our centers closing for in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic was that we were able to complete several development projects at our centers, including building a brand-new outdoor play space at our Estacada center. ClackCoKids hired GreenWorks and JTRA Architecture to design…

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CCCC Helps Families Pay Rent with New Grant

November 22, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | In early 2021, Clackamas County received a grant to provide rent assistance and case management services to families experiencing homelessness. Soon after, ClackCoKids assumed management of this $243,000 grant, eager to impact the growing concern of homelessness in our community during a housing crisis made worse by…

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Checkout Our Latest Impact Report!

October 28, 2021

By Darcee Kilsdonk; CCCC Executive Director | Last year our agency chose the Muhammad Ali quote, “Don’t count the days, make the days count,” for our annual theme. Those words set our intention for the year, as we navigated a global pandemic, wildfires, ice storms, and continuous services for our children and families through it…

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ClackCoKids Partners with PDX Diaper Bank

October 20, 2021

By Natalie Hornstein; CCCC Community Connections Specialist | Over the last several years, the PDX Diaper Bank and ClackCoKids have partnered to provide families enrolled in our programs with much needed diapers and wipes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the PDX Diaper Bank reached out to ClackCoKids for help distributing diapers to the Clackamas County community…

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