Understanding your bilingual child: the “silent phase”

(En Español) Research tells us that early childhood is the best time to learn a second language. Young children’s brains are wired to learn as much information as they can. But what really happens when a child is exposed to a second language? If your child starts going to a bilingual school, what should you… Continue Reading >

Safe Sleep Article

Check out the Safe Sleep article in the Oregonian that features our cribs for kids program!

Together, We Can Prevent Infant Death

Each year 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in the U.S. More than half of these deaths are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. Recent research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that most infant deaths happen in a bed-sharing situation: close to 74 percent of deaths in babies younger… Continue Reading >

Did you #Rally4Babies?

On Wednesday December 10th, the White House teamed up with The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families to #RallyForBabies and remind us all that early childhood experiences matter! Here are two awesome employees from Washington County reminding us to invest in babies and in Early Head Start!

America’s Pride: 50 years of Head Start

All across the country, folks are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Head Start by wearing red, white and blue. The team from Malheur County – staff, parents and students – went all out! Here’s our team from Washington County showing their pride! And here is our Transportation team from Washington showing their pride! You want… Continue Reading >

Anita G. featured in The Dalles Chronicle

Anita Gallegos, our HR administrator in for Hood River and Wasco County, was featured in last month’s Women in Business section of the Dalles Chronicle. Anita and the team in the Dalles run an intense program during cherry season – everyone has to be hired, trained and ready to go in a few weeks. The team… Continue Reading >

Gardening at OCDC!

Toddlers from a classroom in Klamath show off their yummy vegetables! We have community gardens on the playground, and each classroom grows veggies for kids to eat and take home. The kids were so excited to take them home and show their parents!