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November 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: The national child care crisis has forced many people — mostly women — to leave their jobs, reshaping the child care crisis as not just a problem for parents of young children, but also anyone who depends on them. It has contributed to a labor shortage, which in turn has hurt businesses and made it more difficult for customers to access goods and services.....READ MORE

Article: Maura Sullivan has two sons with autism. Her sons' disabilities require full-time care for daily activities. The shortage of caregivers has left many families taking on the role themselves....READ MORE


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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: How Do I Respond When Other Children Are Being Mean to Mine?....READ MORE

    Resource: The science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The landmark study that started it all....READ MORE

    Resource: Beyond the 10. Since the mid-1990s when the original ACEs study was conducted, the medical and scientific fields have learned a lot about the impact of other childhood adversities that weren’t identified in the original study.....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.



    Fibre Federal Credit Union

    Red Canoe Credit Union


    Country Financial - Jennifer Penfold, Agent


    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


     Email [email protected] for more info!

    Article: It’s a question many a personal finance educator has asked: What’s the best way to engage my students’ parents in the financial knowledge I’m teaching?....READ MORE

    Article: If you’re new to saving and investing, consider creating a vision board with a goal to invest for your future.....READ MORE

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