Across Oregon, there has been a long-standing lack of childcare availability. This inadequacy was magnified by the pandemic and two counties in Oregon are actively working with Extension to create solutions within their communities.
Suggests ways to make gifts special and to use gift giving as a strategy for building connections across the generations. Describes some basic rules of gift selection, including gifts of time and attention.
Suggestions for grandparents on how to develop positive relationships with grandchildren. Discusses how to be prepared for visits from grandchildren without their parents--including making children feel at home, hazard-proofing, resting ...
Factors to consider when exploring and choosing books for and with grandchildren. Discusses how to read to small children, select books to read with readers at various levels of ability, and choose age-appropriate books as gifts.
The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) provides access to inclusive, research based resources for families on a variety of topics including child development and parenting strategies, quality child care, and more.
The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) was founded to help you on your parenting journey. The OPEC initiative provides access to regional Parenting Education Hubs that provide high quality (research-based) resources, and parenting education classes in Oregon (and Siskiyou County, California). Find out if there is currently a Parenting Education Hub near you.
OPEC is a partnership between four of Oregon’s largest foundations and OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program. OPEC supports grantees through funding, evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development led by FCH faculty. OPEC supports: - Delivery of high-quality parenting education programs - Coordinated efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems - Developing and strengthening collaborative regional parenting education Hubs
Childhood Food Insecurity is a free online course developed in partnership with the Childhood Hunger Initiative of Oregon covering various topics associated with child health and wellness. The course covers food access and choices, the relationship between food insecurity and health and development, along with intervention strategies in circumstances of childhood hunger. Healthcare professionals seeking continuing medical education can earn valuable CME credit by taking an optional exam following the five online modules.