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July 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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Thank You - Child Care Partnership Grant

We'd like to extend our sincere appreciation to the community partners, local child care providers and more than 700 families that participated in the Child Care Partnership Grant survey and focus groups. Please visit our webpage to review the study and next steps at https://www.cowlitzcommunityne...

Raising the Future - A PBS NewsHour Special

America's child care dilemma - a PBS NewsHour examination of the nation’s fractured child care system and its impact on women, children, people of color and the economy....ACCESS HERE


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Why are routines and schedules important?

When infants and toddlers are part of familiar activities and routines, they develop relationships with the people they interact with and gain a sense of belonging and self-confidence....READ MORE

    Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence

    Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.....DOWNLOAD GUIDE

      Mindfulness Video Series - Breathe

      Live Mindfully Into Practice - Ocean Breath - YouTube
      Live Mindfully Into Practice - Stop and settle with the 5 finger breath - YouTube
      Breathe With Plants and Trees - YouTube


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      How Do People Get Money? - YouTube

      FDIC MoneySmart Classes are now Online!

      Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction provides financial education for Adults and Young Adults. The training covers topics such as the basics of borrowing money wisely, using a spending plan to achieve financial goals, and how to use banking products effectively....ACCESS HERE

      Sesame Street: How Do People Get Money?

      Watch the video. Then, throughout the day, talk to kids about when you use money. For example, tell them what you are doing when paying bills online, or if you are at the ATM, explain that you are saving your money by putting it in the bank.....MORE VIDEOS HERE

      Article: And while financial literacy alone cannot solve all of these issues, it can go a long way in helping young people gain the tools they need to manage money effectively......READ MORE

      Resource: Tips to combat an imperfect rental history: Here are some things you can try in order to smooth the way to a new rental, even if you've had trouble in the past.....ACCESS HERE

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