Serve. Connect. Grow.

Respectful and inclusive of individual needs, cultures, and values.

To support the growth of healthy children and families, positive parenting, and school readiness, our licensed Early Head Start and Head Start centers offer a combination of early childhood classrooms and home visiting services throughout Clackamas County.

Our education and family services staff partner with parents to support the development of the whole child, including offering services and resources for children and families that are respectful and inclusive of individual needs, cultures, and values.

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We support school readiness through a multi-disciplinary approach that includes:

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    Full and part-day early childhood classrooms at multiple locations throughout the county

    • Infant/toddler classrooms for children six weeks through three years
    • Preschool classrooms for children ages three to five years
    • Research-based curriculum to develop cognitive, physical, and social emotional growth, individualized for every child’s unique needs and abilities
    • Nutrition education and healthy meals served family-style, with support for dietary restrictions
    • Free screenings to assess child development, dental health, vision, and hearing; with follow-up and treatment support
    • Immunization support
    • Early childhood mental health and early intervention services
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    Strengths-based home visiting and parent training/education:

    • Honoring the parent as the child’s first and most important teacher
    • Nurturing parent/child attachments and bonds
    • Positive parenting skills and support for challenging behaviors
    • Understanding healthy child development
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    Critical resource connections for families, including:

    • Secure housing, heat, transportation, and food
    • Employment support
    • Mental health services for the family
    • Continuing education opportunities to include GED and job skills programs
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  • Serves pregnant people and families with children ages birth to three.
  • Home visiting and center-based classrooms.
  • Parent education and resource support.
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  • Serves families with children ages three to five.
  • Home visiting and center-based classrooms.
  • Parent education and resource support.

View a List of Our Early Learning Centers:

Please note that during this pandemic we are continuing to serve families through virtual early learning and home visiting. Contact us to learn more about our virtual services.