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New Infant/Toddler Classroom at Sandy Ridge

September 14, 2021

By Erich Brill, CCCC Operations Director | We are excited to announce the completion of our expansion project at our Sandy Ridge Center! The completed project features a new infant and toddler classroom, accompanied by a new infant and toddler outdoor play space. The new classroom will serve eight children and their families in the…

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Join Our Healthy Families Advisory Committee

August 11, 2021

By Rosie Torres, CCCC Home-Based Manager | Interested in helping us to serve, connect, and grow? We are looking for parents and community members to volunteer for our Healthy Families Advisory Council! This is a chance to: Review policies and program practices Join us in program planning and self-assessment Provide feedback that will help us…

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Fall

July 30, 2021

By Darcee Kilsdonk, CCCC Executive Director | COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community and we do not take for granted our responsibility to offer healthy and safe environments for the wellbeing of children, families, and staff.  As we prepare to open our centers for in-person services this fall, we will continue to follow health…

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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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