Posts filed under early child

FREE screening for lead poisoning

Multnomah Environmental Health is sponsoring FREE screening for lead poisoning for children 6 years or younger, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

The effects of lead poisoning are devastating and often go unrecognized. Blood testing is the only way to detect if a child has lead poisoning. The test is administered by a trained professional and takes only minutes. The results are immediate. Check the website for dates, times and locations.

Posted on May 14, 2016 and filed under early child.

Kindergarten registration open in Multnomah County.


Kindergarten registration for the fall school year began on April 19th. Additional dates for registration will be May 3rd and May 17th. Early registration ensures parental support before school offices close for the summer on June 1. Talking points and a staff information sheet are available at

 If you’d like to order print materials in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Russian, please contact Brooke Chilton Timmons at Electronic versions are also available at, along with flyers in Simplified Chinese, Somali, and Arabic.

Posted on May 2, 2016 and filed under early child.

Rosewood Youth Seen & Heard Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Have your child join in on the fun! The Rosewood Initiative at 16125 SE Stark is holding an Art Workshop from April 8 – June 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Participants will learns such things as spoken word poetry, mural art, Brazilian martial arts and more. Space is limited so register now. For more info, contact Jenny Glass at 503-208-2562 or

Posted on April 26, 2016 and filed under early child.

FREE Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics


Early screening is important for successful learning. To make sure children are on track two free Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics are being offered. On April 13 in Astoria or April 19 in Seaside all Clatsop County children ages 2-5 years are eligible for screening—regardless of income.

Posted on April 1, 2016 and filed under early child, health care.

Parenting classes for children ages 2-5 in Clatsop County


Every Thursday from April 4 through May 19 Northwest Parenting is sponsoring parenting classes for parents and caregivers for children ages 2-5 years. The cost for the series of classes is $25 (scholarships are available). A variety of subjects will be covered. A free meal will be served at 5:30 pm, and free child care will be provided while adults attend the classes from 6 pm-8 pm.

Registration is required. Please call Northwest Parenting at 503-325-8673 x2 to reserve your spot.

The classes will be held at Astoria Port-of-Play, 785 Alameda, Astoria.

A flyer with specific dates and additional programs can be found on Northwest Parenting Events Calendar

Posted on March 31, 2016 and filed under early child.

Free Parenting Class in Cascade locks


A free 12-session class for parents of children ages 2 to 8 will be held in Cascade Locks beginning March 6. Dinner and childcare will be provided for participants in the Incredible Years Parenting Series, which will be Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cascade Locks School. English- and Spanish-speaking parents are welcome.

The classes focus on life skills that will help prepare children to be successful in school. Topics include how to teach self-control, use effective praise, positive discipline, child-directed play and calming techniques.

To register, contact Nancy Johanson Paul at 541-436-0319,

The class is offered by the Hood River County Prevention Office and The Next Door, Inc. 

Posted on February 2, 2016 and filed under early child.

Head Start programs across Oregon now enrolling

Set up your young children for successful transitions to kindergarten and beyond by building social competence and developing school readiness skills.

Head Start is a free comprehensive child development and family support program for children between the ages of three and five from families living at or below the federal poverty level. The program also includes home visits, parent and child activities, health screenings, meals, some transportation, opportunities to volunteer and parent involvement activities.  Some programs also provide Early Head Start services for pregnant women and children birth to three. Children in foster care and children who are homeless are also automatically eligible.

Head Start / Early Start programs around the state are currently enrolling. Contact 211info to find the program nearest you and to make sure your child is eligible.

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Posted on November 23, 2015 and filed under early child.

A sample summer day from 211info Family

So much to do, so much time! We know that summer break can sometimes feel like an overwhelming (and expensive) adventure and then other times we wonder where the time went…  Our staff at 211info Family have compiled a sample affordable activity schedule, with many ideas that could last you the whole rest of summer.  Are these a good fit for your family?