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Family Resources

Child Development Information:

VROOM: 

Free tools and activities to make “every moment with your baby a brain building one.” including a mobile app that sends a tip to your smartphone each day.

Act Early Oregon:

This website has free early childhood development information and resources for families/caregivers, early childhood educators, healthcare providers, and others.. 

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Early Learning Information: 

Oregon Early Learning:

Learn more about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment and other early learning initiatives and services.

Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS):

raises the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state.   Learn about the QRIS and find highly-rated child care programs in your area. 

Zero to Three:

This organization informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 

Parenting Education Opportunities:

Pathways to Positive Parenting:

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 support for 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:

Child Care Assistance and Safety Information: 

Child care 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.

ERDC also works with providers and other child care partners across the state to help families find and keep good child care, improve the availability of quality child care in Oregon, and to develop resources for parents and child care providers.

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.

Other Parent Resources:

WIC 

Food, Education and Support for pregnant women and parents and caregivers of infants and young children.

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Postpartum Support International 

This helpline provides direct peer support to families, training for  professionals, and provides a bridge to connect them.

The Period of Purple Crying:

The Period of PURPLE Crying is a way for parents and caregivers to understand and recognize normal infant crying, strategies to cope with infant crying and the dangers of shaking a baby in response to frustration. Free app and website resources

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Babies on the Homefront

This Website and app provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their baby or toddler. Parents will find lots of material to add to their toolbox of strategies. 

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Oregon Family Support Network

support, education, and advocacy resources for parents with children experiencing mental or behavioral health challenges

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 Text4Baby:

Free App that helps parents to get critical health and safety information. The text-based app also offers a wealth of interactive features; it tracks how your baby is growing every week, records progress and medical updates, offers fun quizzes, and even helps you remember upcoming appointments.

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Foster Parent Support Line

This dedicated line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support for Oregon DHS Foster Parents and their families. Our services include information, resources and program referrals:

 Help Kids Cope:

Free App that helps parents talk to their kids about the disasters they may face and know how best to support them throughout—whether sheltering-in-place at home, evacuating to a designated shelter, or helping your family heal after reuniting. This mobile app is also a great resource for teachers and other professionals involved in children's lives. 

Social and Emotional Foundations for Early learning- Family Tools

The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning website includes training and technical assistance (T/TA) materials that reflect evidence-based practices for promoting children's social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors

Food Resources: 

Summer Free Food Program

Free meals for children and teens age 1-18 across Oregon. Small fee for adult meals. 

Lists of food boxes sites, meal sites, and other resources

Coos/Curry Food Resources

Social Services Resources: 

for more information on resources, including how to find support if you are in need of childcare, food, housing and economic opportunity, dial 211 toll free, TEXT your zip code to 898211, email help@211info.org or visit www.211info.org

 Telephone:  (541) 435- 7751

Email: screl@orcca.us

Address: 1855 Thomas Avenue

Coos Bay, OR 97420 

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