- Children are born ready to learn
- Children learn most from the people they love
- Parents and families are children’s first and most important teachers
- There is nothing more important to a child’s development than the parent-child relationship
Yet children born into poverty often do not receive the physical, emotional or cognitive support they need to grow up and lead healthy, happy, productive lives.
Impact NW’s Early Childhood & Family Services programs reach children who are most at risk of abuse, neglect, malnutrition and delayed development. We support parents caught in an inter-generational cycle of poverty, promoting consistent nurturing, healthy development and school readiness for their children while building supportive connections between these families and their communities.
We work closely with struggling families through regular home visits where we connect them with the services that best meet their needs and provide early childhood education and support. Our staff also facilitate parent-child activity groups, host a “Community Dad’s Forum” where fathers support each other in discovering the challenges and rewards of fatherhood, and provide developmental screenings and immunization checks.
Impact NW serves 650 children and 400 households each year through our Early Childhood & Family Services program.
Click here to learn more about Impact NW’s Early Childhood and Family Services’ Programs:
- Listen To Kids
- Healthy Start-Healthy Families
- Parent Child Development Services (PCDS)
- Early Childhood Fathering Project
- Safe & Together
- Parent Education in Partnership Project