Impact NW’s Early Childhood Services help hundreds of children and parents become stronger, safer and more stable each year.
85% of a child’s brain development occurs before they are 5 years old.
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.
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.
- 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
Impact NW Early Childhood programs uses the guiding principles developed by parents in Early Learning Multnomah’s Parent Accountability Council to guide our work with children & families.