The initiative was launched in May 2010. Programming includes class series, workshops, home visits and family events. In 2017, an expansion of OPEC increased the number of parenting education Hubs to 15, serving 32 Oregon counties and Siskiyou County, CA. A list of the awards approved in May 2017 is available to download here.
A new report, the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative: Helping parents raise children who thrive, is now available. The report summarizes the work of OPEC during its first five years, and shares the strong outcomes achieved in building parenting education and regional infrastructure, as well as increasing positive parenting capacities.