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Kindergarten Readiness Calendars

By Yamhill Community Care Organization's Early Learning Hub 05/03/16

Getting kids ready to start school is about more than learning letters and numbers. It's about learning how to listen, follow directions, and make friends. This year Yamhill Community Care Organization's Early Learning Hub partnered with United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley to create a Kindergarten Readiness Calendar. This calendar contains dozens of activities you can do with your child to not only get them prepared for kindergarten, but to begin building the habits that will keep them healthy and excited about their education.

Look in the back pages for your local library's hours, the phone number for the elementary school your child will attend, and free or low cost museums the whole family can visit during the summer.

The calendar is available in English and Spanish. To download a digital version of the calendar click here.

April Parent Education Newsletter

By Polk County 04/06/16

In this month's edition of Oregon Parenting Together! newsletter the focus is on encouraging good behavior and strategies for helping your child when they have trouble remembering their manners. Click here to view the newsletter in English. Click here to view the newsletter in Spanish.

March is National Nutrition Month

By Polk County 03/04/16

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The March Oregon Parenting Together newsletter encourages health eating behaviors and tips for getting your children involved in the kitchen. Click here to view the newsletter in English, Espanol.

Back to School

By Mid-Valley Parenting of Polk County 08/05/15

Where has the summer gone? It is hard to believe that children will be back in school in the next month. Most districts in the Mid-Willamette Valley will start school on September 8th or 9th. All school districts in Polk County have started taking school registration forms for all grades. If you have not registered your children please visit your districts website to learn how. While visiting the district website also grab your child's school supply list

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A Day Without Childcare

By Mid-Valley Parenting 05/01/15

A humourous look into a day without childcare.

 

Reference: https://archive.org/details/AH-a_day_without_childcare

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