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December 2021

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Network Newsletter

The Cowlitz Community Network brings the community together and 

creates opportunities for youth and families to succeed.

Program Updates


Part-Time Program Coordinator

With a focus on collaboration and partnerships, the Network’s Program Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations and managing grant funded programs. This part-time position is ideal for someone that thrives in an independent work environment and appreciates a flexible work schedule. Read the job description HERE

Email your resume and cover letter to apply: [email protected]


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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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Virtual Learning for Child Care Providers & Families

The Network is partnering with local presenters to offer free virtual learning opportunities for child care providers and families. All sessions are FREE and qualify for STARS hours.

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

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

    Registration Form

    Video: How is ongoing, severe stress and adversity in early childhood connected to chronic disease in adults? And, what can we do about it?....WATCH VIDEO

    Resource: ACEs are what happened to us. They do not need to define what happens next. The effects of ACEs can be addressed. You can have hope. You can feel better. And we can all take steps to prevent ACEs from being passed down to the next generation.....READ MORE

    How Early Childhood Experiences Affect Lifelong Health and Learning


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    Finance Family Fun Friday THANK YOU!!

    The Cowlitz Community Network, Highlands Neighborhood Association (HNA) and Revitalization Association of South Kelso (R-ASK) partnered with our sponsors to give away financial literacy activity bags on Friday, November 5th! We appreciate all the families that participated.



    Fibre Federal Credit Union

    Red Canoe Credit Union


    Country Financial - Jennifer Penfold, Agent


    • Fibre Federal Credit Union:  Financial Education and Resources  HERE
    • Red Canoe Credit Union:  It's a Money Thing  HERE

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