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Connecting families through parenting education
Of all the things that influence a child's growth and development, the most critical is reliable, responsive, and sensitive parenting. Parents - biological and adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, and other caregivers - lay the foundation for children’s social, emotional, mental, academic, and physical health, and well-being.
It takes a village to raise a child and a community to support parents in their most important (and often challenging!) role. The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) connects families with free parenting classes, resources, and events in their communities through a network of parenting hubs and partner organizations. OPEC programs are for all families and strive to build community while honoring each family for their values, identities, home language, culture, and lived experiences. OPEC programs are free to families in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, based in research, and culturally responsive.
OPEC is a statewide network for families, parenting education professionals, and partners
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