Resources for Families with Young Children
Parents are our children's first and most important teachers.
Children’s healthy development depends to a large extent on the health and well-being of their parents and caregiver.
At the SCREL Hub we are working to increase access to supportive family services, including home visiting programs and high-quality, culturally responsive early childhood programs.
The resources below will connect families the resources available in our community, and provide tools and information for parents to help give their children a jump start in life.
Find Childcare/Preschool and Assistance
Apply for Free Preschool:
Preschool Promise is a high-quality program model, that is free for low income families,and foster children. Early Learning Hubs across the state are coordinating enrollment for Preschool Promise. (Se puede aplicar en Español)
Apply for Childcare Assistance: Employment Related Day Care (ERDC)
The Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working. ERDC is a subsidy program, meaning eligible families still pay part of the child care cost.
Find a preschool/childcare program in your community:
211 coordinates referrals for all families looking for childcare programs across the state of Oregon.
Phone: dial 211 toll free
Text: your zip code to 89821
Choosing a Childcare/Preschool
These helpful resources give parents important information to help them find the right Childcare/Preschool program for their family
The Child Care Safety Portal
This web portal is a resource for Oregon residents to get information about the safety, health, and quality of licensed child care facilities. Searchable content includes facility status, a summary of the state’s inspections of the facility, complaint information, enforcement activity, and details about injuries and deaths that have occurred at the facility.
Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS):
The Quality Rating and Improvement System is Oregon's system for measuring quality in childcare and preschool. Learn about the QRIS and find highly-rated child care programs in your area.
This checklists is a helpful tool to help parents learn more about a program, and decide if it is a good fit for their family.
Child Development Resources and Information:
Babies start learning the moment they are born. These resources empower parents and caregivers to be brain builders, to help their children learn and grow, and track growth and development of their babies.
This Oregon based website and app provides free tools and activities to make every moment with your baby a brain building one.
Zero to Three:
Resources and information for parents of infants and toddlers. Topics include social and emotional development, positive parenting strategies, challenging behaviors, and so much more.
Parenting Education and Support Opportunities:
Regional Parenting Hubs provide opportunities for parents to learn about specific topics, develop healthy parenting strategies, and connect with other parents in their region. Home Visiting Programs also provide in-home parent supports and parenting education.
Pathways to Positive Parenting:
The Parenting Hub serving the families of Coos & Curry Counties, this project guides parents as they lead their children to social/emotional growth, development and academic readiness.
Take Root Parenting:
The Parenting Hub serving Douglas (Reedsport), Klamath, and Lake counties. Classes, workshops and materials to help learn ways to provide effective discipline, nurture and foster life skills, promote healthy development, and, most of all, enjoy the enormous task of raising their children
Free Voluntary In-Home Support Programs:
Voluntary In-home parent support programs help young children and their families thrive. There are various programs on the South Coast offering these services, click here to learn more:
Equity and Inclusion Resources
At the SCREL Hub we believe that institutionalized equity, diversity, and inclusion will create better outcomes for all members of our communities. These resources help families develop equity and inclusion practices within their homes.
Anti-racist Baby Board Book (Ibram X. Kendi)
Children's Book list to support conversations on race (The Conscious Kid)
Children's Book List that address issues of identity, bias and bullying (ADL, all books come with discussion guides for parents and educators)
Books for Parents:
Creating Compassionate Kids- (Shauna Tominey) free from The Ford Family Foundation Select Books
Other Parent Resources on Promoting Equity and Inclusion: