WE BELIEVE

We believe that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that supporting strong parenting is a critical strategy for ensuring that all children are ready to learn.

Families in Southern Oregon will have access to high quality parenting education programs that support them in their critical role as their children’s first teachers; our communities will be served by a network of strong parenting programs and a regional parenting education Hub; and parenting education will be a community norm.

OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE

The Family Connection is supported by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, a multi-year initiative led by The Ford Family Foundation, The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Oregon State University. Financial supporters include the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Collins Foundation and OCF Donor Advised Funds.  The initiative’s partners believe that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that investments in strong parenting are a critical strategy for ensuring that all children are ready to learn. The initiative’s vision is a stronger statewide system of programs, information and support for all parents. Through grants and technical assistance, the initiative supports expanded access to best practice parenting education programs, with a focus on programs reaching parents of children prenatal to age six, and efforts to develop and strengthen regional parenting education “Hubs”. Find out more here.

Here are some of our local partners: