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  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

  • Promote Youth Academic Success

  • Identify Young Children with Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Problems and Provide Support

  • Reduce Violent and Aggressive Behavior by and to Youth

  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

Summer Adventure Camp

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First Step Family Support Center is offering Summer Adventure Camp, a program specially designed to help children prepare for kindergarten.  Children will learn and practice skills they need to be successful in school.  Please cllick on the link for the program flyer.  Hurry - Tthere are only 24 spaces available! 

2016_Adventure_Camp.pdf

Teen Support Group Facilitator Position

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Preventions Works! Parent Education, Advocacy, Services & Support Committee (PEASS) is seeking an independant contractor or contractors to offer parenting support for parents of middle and/or high school students in Clallam County.

LiFT - Linking Families & Teens

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Are you the parent or guardian of a 9th or 10th grader? Do you live in Clallam County?

LiFT is a free, 12-hour after school program made especially for rural teens and their parents.  The purpose of LiFT is to encourage communication between teens and their parents.

Parent Education Series Starts April 7 at First Step

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First Step Flyer

First Step Family Support Center invites you to...Make Parenting a Pleasure.

A FREE parenting education series for an exceptional parenting experience.

When: April 7 through June 16 (Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 E. 6th Street, Port Angeles

For more information, call or text Kelsi at 912-2248.

Includes yummy lunch, childcare, and transportation by arrangement.

This parent education has been funded by Prevention Works! A community Coalition of Clallam County.

First is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Now Hiring: Independent Contractor for Preventions Works!

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Preventions Works! Board is seeking a part–time, independent contractor with the following qualifications:

  • prefer at least a bachelor’s degree

  • computer literacy

  • experience with fundraising

  • experience with successful grant writing

  • experience overseeing contracts

  • experience with family and children’s’ programs

  • experience with volunteerism in the community

  • excellent writing, speaking and computer skills needed

Make Parenting a Pleasure

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Making Parenting a Pleasure

First Step Family Support Center invites you to a FREE parenting education series for an exceptional parenting experience. Funded by a United Way Great Beginnings Grant!

WHEN: To be announced, contact First Step info

WHERE: First Step Drop-In Center

E. 6th Street, Port Angeles

  • Activities for the Kids
  • Transportation by Arrangement

For more information, call Amber at 457-8355.

The Incredible Years Programs

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Family Healing Center

Attention Parents of 1 - 3 year olds! Join us for the Incredible Years Toddler Program or Baby Program. This is an opportunity for parents and their children to learn and grow together! Free Childcare and Dinner Provided! For more information or to register, call Diana Velasco at 452-4870 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Love and Logic Parenting Classes in Sequim

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way TM Spring 2016-thumbPrevention Works!, Parenting Matters Foundation, and First Teacher are offering a 5-session Parenting the Love & Logic Way (TM) training.  The class wil meet Thursday mornings from 9-11 am, June 2-June 30 in the Sequim School District Board Room. 

Parents will learn how to avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm, set enforceable limits, begin empowering their children, and more!  Please click on the link below for more information.

Cost is $10/Adult/Class ($50 for all five sessions).

jpgThe Love and Logic Way Spring 2016 - Graphic

LPA EVENT: Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue

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Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue

Attached is the registration for the upcoming event: Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue

pdfCompassion-Fatigue.pdf

Please feel free to forward to anyone you feel can benefit from this amazing training! In the brief bio-section on the registration form you will find Lauren Glickman's website if you want to check it out!
 
Seats are limited so please make sure you get your registration form in by the deadline! 

Job Opportunity - Project Outreach Worker

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General Information: Working for First Step Family Support Center and in collaboration with Olympic-Kitsap Peninsulas Early Learning Coalition (OKPELC), this outreach project addresses the opportunity gap in lower income, non-English speaking, and American Indian families in rural parts of Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and North Mason counties. The position will include travel across four counties into remote areas to meet in listening sessions with parents to identify what parents want and need for their children birth to 5 years. In addition programs will be implemented that attempt to meet these identified needs and wants.

Growing Strong

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Growing Strong

Free Classes on Cooking Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Family Meals on a Budget. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Thursday Afternoons, 1-4pm

First Step Family Support Center
323 E 6th Street
Port Angeles, WA  98362

Classes are FREE and Open to Anyone Caring for Children.

pdfgrowing_strong_2015.pdf

Early Learning Directory

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Early Learning Directory - Clallam County

Our goal with this directory is to help families with young children by publishing a list of early learning programs available and learning resources within Clallam County. This list is for the purpose of informing families of available programs. It is not intended to recommend any particular program, nor is it any kind of endorsement for those contained within. Adults need to determine if a given program meets the criteria they believe are important for their child. Programs provide us with the information contained in this directory.

Early_Learning_Directory_Winter_2017.pdf

If you represent an early learning program and would like to be included in the next ediition of the directory, please download the instructions and form here:

EL_Directory_-_How_to_be_Included.pdf