Activities

Child Abuse

  • Child Abuse Awareness (WA County Sheriff resource): Kody Harris Kody_harris@co.washington.or.us Hotline 503-681-6917

Childcare

  • Politsit: Help with childcare for political advocacy. Are you interested in getting involved and advocating for your family? But you need help with childcare? Politisit is a nonpartisan nonprofit that pays for childcare so parents and guardians of minors can be civically engaged without worrying about the cost of childcare. Please find more information at www.Politisit.org or email us at Politisit@gmail.com.
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • Spanish Health and Safety Guidelines for Childcare Oregon: Spanish Health & Safety Guidelines videos from Child Care Resource and Referral of Washington County, Oregon, created to be a tool for child care providers in communicating about the guidelines to parents/families.
  • Health & Safety Guidelines for Child Care - Oregon: Health & Safety Guidelines videos from Child Care Resource and Referral of Washington County, Oregon, created to be a tool for child care providers in communicating about the guidelines to parents/families.
  • NBC's Brian Williams on Summer Learning Loss: Video showing graphic effects of summer learning loss (2014)

Covid

DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.

General

  • Maternal and child health resources; particularly for new parents: Being a parent is a big job. Washington County Health and Human Services- Maternal, Child & Family Programs can help you along the way. We serve families in Washington County with no cost programs and services, that promote the health and well-being of families from pregnancy through childhood. 833-868-4769
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • America's Childcare Crisis on The Daily Show: America's childcare crisis is obvious to many Americans; Trevor Noah gets it and explains it well!
  • Why a kid's relationship with teachers is more important than ever: Here’s how to make sure your child isn’t sitting in the virtual back row. Pandemic or not, students perform better when they have a good relationship with their teacher. And studies have shown that a supportive teacher-student relationship positively impacts students beyond the classroom, while a negative one can stymie a child’s academic and social-emotional development.
  • National Afterschool Association: NAA’s mission is to promote development, provide education and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community to further the afterschool profession.

Mental Health

Racism

  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.
  • State of Access and Equity: Report on Oregon provider survey, focus groups, and interviews looking at equity and access barriers for out of school time programs
  • Kids tough questions: How to have discussions about racism with your kids
  • Pedagogy and practice
  • Teaching about racism

Self-care

  • Breathe for Change: Family resources and classroom guides that support self-care and well-being

Training / Education

  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • 2018 Oregon Child Care Market Price Study: Affordability of early care and education: Oregon early learners facts and findings
  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.
  • MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement): MESA's mission is to provide students underrepresented in STEM fields with opportunities. Invention Clubs are an opportunity for 5th to 12th-grade students who do not have a MESA chapter at their school or are home school students, to participate in the MESA experience. Students must also qualify for free/reduced lunch in order to participate.
  • Behavioral Challenges Communication with Parents: Slides from OST Providers Training

Why out of school time matters

History of Afterschool

This video of the history of afterschool also talks about current issues and the future of afterschool.

Reports

In 2018 Meyer Memorial Trust supported a series of Community Conversations and an online survey for parents and guardians.  Their responses documented their experiences with obtaining and using early childhood, afterschool, and summer care for their kids and youth.  WCK produced the 2019 “Imperative to Act” report and “Executive Summary” reviewing research on the topic, outlining the results of parent and guardian experiences, and making recommendations for further action.:

Download The Imperative to Act Report
Download The Imperative to Act Executive Summary

Research