We are proud to be partnering with NBC affiliate KOBI-TV in Medford on a year-long look into the importance of good prenatal care, nurturing relationships and high-quality preschool in the healthy development of young children.

Visit OCF's Education Initiatives page for more information on how OCF is investing to support early childhood education in Oregon.

Spotlight on Early Literacy:mother reading to child

Book lists for parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers to help with reading, talking, singing and playing together: https://multcolib.org/every-child

Tips for picking books to share with your young child: https://multcolib.org/every-child/read

The Deschutes Public Library has a trove of resources to help raise a reader: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

KOBI-TV Five on 5 interview with Kate Lasky, Executive Director of the Josephine Community Library.

Get Involved Tips:

  • Volunteer with a community program serving young children and families
  • Talk with your state legislator about the importance of early childhood investments
  • Visit this blog on the Children’s Institute website, which offers a wealth of tips for parents.