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October 2021

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Network Newsletter

The Cowlitz Community Network brings the community together and creates opportunities to help youth and families succeed.

Program Updates


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Tell Your Child Care Story

Does access to quality and affordable child care impact your family? Add your comments, videos and photos to the Child Care Access Story Bank HERE.

Article: Families see more financial help for child care in Washington state....READ MORE

Funding Opportunity: The WA Dept of Commerce Early Learning Facilities Program competitive application for state funds is now open. To apply, go to the application in the ZoomGrants system at....ACCESS HERE


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Continuing Education - Save the Dates!

The Network will resume our Continuing Education opportunities for child care providers and families in January of 2022! Save the dates and times below on your calendar - training topics TBD. 

All sessions are free and will be offered virtually. Save the Dates:

4th Thursdays, January - June 2022 from 6-7:30PM

1/27  |  2/24  |  3/24  |  4/28  |  5/26  |  6/23

    Article: So - what IS trauma informed anyway?....READ MORE

    Resource: There are many accessible tools and actions we can take to help rewire our brains, calm our nervous systems, and help us heal....READ MORE

    Resource: Discover tips, tools, tricks and videos designed to help parents and families bring the principles and practices of Conscious Discipline to life in the home setting.....READ MORE


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    MoneySmart for Young People - Free Training

    Do you know a tween or teen in Cowlitz County? Invite them to register for MoneySmart for Young People - a free 3-part training offered virtually or in-person.

    Tue 10/26 3:30-5PM  Financial Goals

    Tue 11/2 3:30-5PM Budgeting

    Tue 11/9 3:30-5PM Saving

    Register HERE, call 360-442-7089, or email [email protected].

    Finance Family Fun Friday Activity Bag Drive Thru Save the Date!

    The Cowlitz Community Network is teaming up with the Highlands Neighborhood Association, Revitalization Association of South Kelso, and local financial partners to provide financial literacy activity bags at a drive-thru and walk up event.


    Finance Family Fun Friday
    Drive Thru & Walk Up Activity Bag Giveaway
    Friday, November 5th 1-6pm (both locations below)

    HNA: Highlands Community Center
    292 21st Avenue, Longview
    Corner of 21st Ave & Alabama St.

    R-ASK: South Kelso Community Center
    615 S. 4th Avenue, Kelso
    Abundant Life Church of Nazarene


    Does your organization have information to share? We'd love to include your brochures, flyers, raffle items or giveaways - finance themes are a plus, but all resources are welcome! Email [email protected] for more info!

    Article: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says personal finance lessons should start as early as possible....READ MORE

    Article: Teaching elementary school kids about money....READ MORE

    Resource: Save, Spend, Donate, Invest - Money Savvy Videos for Kids....ACCESS HERE

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