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.
  • 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

General

Mental Health

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

Racism

  • 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

Self-care

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

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