Get Involved

Upcoming Events:

*Some events and community meetings may be postponed or cancelled due to social distancing recommendations from the governor's office to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Find the most up to date information on the OHA website: 


Steering Committee Meetings: Hub governance council meetings, the public is welcome to join


Meetings for Partners: local professional development and/or networking opportunities.

Events for Parents and Families

Events for Parents, Families, and Early Childhood Educators. 

Notice of Steering Committee Meetings

South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub will hold a regular Steering Committee meeting. The meetings are to consider the following business:

  1. Previous Meeting Minutes

  2. Any other business with the permission of the chair which is incidental and ancillary to the business.


The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Brooke Matthews (541-435-7080 ext. 304) or email


Regularly Scheduled Meeting Dates:

Meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1-3 PM (unless that falls on a holiday or reschedule is needed)

Location: 1855 Thomas Ave, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 (unless otherwise noted, meetings will be held in Curry County quarterly)

Remote phone/online video feed available upon request.  Please call 541-435-7751 or email at least 24 hours prior.

2020 Meetings

January 2020- No Meeting

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020- (cancelled)

Tuesday, April 7th , 2020*

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020*- (cancelled)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020*

Tuesday July 7th 2020*

Tuesday August 4th 2020*

Tuesday September 1st 2020* (cancelled)

Tuesday October 6th 2020*

Tuesday November 3rd 2020*

Tuesday December 1st 2020*

2021 Meetings

January 2021- No Meeting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021*

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021*

Tuesday, April 6th , 2021*

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021*

Tuesday June 1st, 2021*

Tuesday July 6th 2021* (cancelled)

Special Meeting July 13th 5-5:30pm:

Tuesday August 3rd 2021*

Tuesday September 7th 2021* 

Tuesday October 5th 2021*

Tuesday November 2nd 2021*

Tuesday December 7th 2021*

*Starting in April 2020, until further notice all Steering Committee Meetings will be remote meetings using ZOOM in response to social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Zoom info:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:


Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833


Meeting ID: 175 566 684

Job Opportunities:

Current job openings in early learning and social services on the south coast

Oregon Coast Community Action: ​​

  • South Coast Head Start Teaching and Classroom Staff (Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas)

  • Multiple Positions in Essential Services, Food Share, and Administration Department
    (Coos Bay and Brookings)

Oregon Department of Human Services:

  • Social Services Assistant (Multiple locations​)

Kairos Coastline

  • Peer Support Specialist (Coos Bay)

South Coast Educational Service District

  • Parenting Hub Lead

Volunteer Opportunities:

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

work to ensure that the best interests of the child are being represented in the courtroom. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

SMART Reading Program:

SMART was founded on the idea that communities play an important role in supporting children’s education.  We support PreK through third-grade children in Oregon to develop the motivation, self-confidence, and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. SMART volunteers in communities across our state contribute their time and talents to help us achieve this goal. Learn more about the SMART reading program and volunteer opportunties: 

Oregon Coast Community Action: 

At ORCCA, volunteers play a special and important role in our operations. From helping staff fundraisers to providing a helping hand in the classroom, our volunteers help us achieve our mission. We welcome volunteers of all ages, from high school students through retirees. 

If you are interested in Volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application.

Every Child: 

Every Child focuses on meeting tangible needs for children in foster care and families in Oregon communities. Opportunities differ from county to county. Through Every Child there are one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities to generously support children in foster care, families and DHS staff. 

To volunteer please fill out a volunteer form 

Or contact your local school for volunteer opportunities!

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own"

- Benjamin Desraeli