Early Learning Hub

Free resources for families and caregivers

August 17, 2023

Check out the Early Learning Hub’s Pollywog Program to find free resources for families and caregivers.


Bright by Text logo

Bright by Text, is a national nonprofit that sends text messages to parents and caregivers to help give every child the brightest possible start in life. Through tips, information, games, and resources, Bright by Text is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, strengthen families, promote a child's healthy development, and improve school readiness. Parents and other caregivers can sign up today by texting ELHKIDS to 274 448 or online at https://bbtxt.org/3bNtwUF.


Dolly Parton's Imagination LIbrary logoFree for children ages birth to five who are residents of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60-volume set of books, beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name directly to their home. All books within the program are age-appropriate and are selected by early childhood experts. Books are also available in bilingual or Spanish editions. The entire booklist is available online. Parents can sign their child up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by visiting their local library or the Imagination Library website.


Vroom is a global program of the Bezos Family Foundation. We believe all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children. Their free, science-based tips and tools help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today—and an even better future. Vroom Tips are free, science-based tips and tools that help parents and caregivers add learning to mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, or anytime! Available in English and Spanish. Sign up today by visiting vroom.org, downloading the app, or texting VROOM to 48258.


Pollywog was established as a regional system resource hub. It was developed to align health care, parenting education, and early childhood services for children, prenatal to age five, and their families in Oregon's Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. The goal is to engage parents in a continuum of support from enrolling in prenatal and parenting education classes, accessing parenting support, and receiving appropriate referrals to primary health care, child development, and early learning opportunities so that all children in our region arrived at kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. Pollywog's personalized referral services are free for all families! Call 541.917.4884 or visit pollywogfamily.org to learn more!