Author: Central Early Learning Regional Coalition

  By Emily McPhee Home Visiting Collaborative Coordinator Investing in Children Coalition of South Central Washington   In Central Washington, a group of home visiting program supervisors meet monthly to dream. Their collective dream is to create a better system with improved access for families and to help support staff in the field. This group,[…..]

  By Stacie Marez Early Learning Specialist Central Early Learning Regional Coalition   Note: I recently interviewed Carole Folsom-Hill, executive director of La Casa Hogar in Yakima. Carole has led La Casa Hogar since 1999. The organization’s mission is to build an inclusive community by creating opportunities and opening doors of hope and justice; its[…..]

  By Stacie Marez and Marilyn Van Oostrum Central Early Learning Regional Coalition   One mother had questions about her daughter’s developmental milestones and how to start potty training. Another mom, a 43-year-old with a first-grade education, started taking pre-GED and computer classes. A teen parent living with extended family members weathered her relatives’ substance[…..]

  By Stacie Marez Early Learning Specialist Central Early Learning Regional Coalition   The Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition—a partner coalition of Investing in Children of South Central Washington— recently hosted a Kindergarten Readiness event at the Kittitas Valley Event Center.   We know that not all children enter kindergarten ready to learn, and as[…..]