Parents tell us...
"Those first few months were really hard. I did not get enough sleep and had to make important decisions about my child's future. I second-guessed and worried."
"Sometimes my friend and I just stuck the girls in their strollers and walked, talked, and worried. Then we would take them out and remember to just play with them."
"Looking back to the early years, I was the most important person in my child's life. It was both a joy, but hard at the same time."
Play and recreation ages 0-5
Play is an important part of your child's life. Play builds your child's brain, and bonds them to loved ones. Learn about opportunities for your baby or preschooler to have fun.
Social-emotional and behavioral health
Childcare and respite care resources
There are times when we need help to care for our kids. Find childcare and respite that suits your needs.
Earliest experiences set us up for success in school and life; it is more than ABCs and 123s. Learn about early education resources, preschool, and kindergarten.
Service and emotional support animals
Animals can be a source of emotional and physical support for some young children. Learn about service animals.
Special health needs essentials
If you have a child with special health needs, they will probably interact with one or more, systems in Oregon. Learn about the key programs for children with disabilities and special health needs.
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