January 24, 2022
Attention Parenting Educators, Home Visitors, Family Case Workers, and all who support our Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County Parents and Families! It's time to register for the 11th Annual Parenting Educator Celebration!
January 21, 2022
Big news: ODHS has increased income limits for the food assistance (SNAP) and child care assistance (ERDC) programs to 200% of the federal poverty level, or $2,147 a month for an individual or $3,660 for a family of three. The previous income limit for these programs was 185% of the federal poverty level. Approximately 18,000 new households are expected to be eligible to enroll in SNAP. More information is in a news release: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/DHSNEWS/NewsReleases/Income-limit-increase-food-child-care.pdf
January 11, 2022
Pollywog wants you for a Partner Spotlight!
We're looking to share partner agency information in our Parent Voice blog. We want to spotlight your agency. Please send us 800-1000 works on what services you offer and what a family can expect when they contact you. We can include your photos too!
If your agency would like to participate, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 7, 2022
January 3, 2022
The Early Learning Hub is looking for a Business Liaison to jumpstart new childcare facilities!
This individual will act as a catalyst between private and public sectors in identifying opportunities to increase quality childcare through aligning employer participation, capital, land, and public-private partnerships.
Please visit our website to find out more!
December 20, 2021
Our Pollywog Facebook page is not just for families! Partners are encouraged to follow us to be informed about the services and resources available and of interest to the families in our community.
The Pollywog Facebook page shares information about community resources and events, along with parenting tips and activities. If your agency has an announcement or event that you would like us to share, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. By following our page, you will stay informed about what’s happening with Pollywog and our partners.
December 14, 2021
The Free Preschool page on the Pollywog website is live. This page currently includes Kidco Head Start, CSC Head Start of Lincoln County, OSU Child Development Center, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Head Start, and Preschool Promise. It may also include Relief Tree and Old Mill Center in the future. We would love to have all our partners with publicly funded preschools included someday.
This page offers parents information about many free, quality educational preschool options in their area. It links to program overviews and other preschool enrollment information. We also share that parents are welcome to call Pollywog consultants to get personal help sorting through their options.
We have had positive feedback about the new Free Preschool page. The Early Learning Division asked Kristi to present this project to other Early Learning Hubs as an example of our successful collaboration.
December 14, 2021
We are inviting all of our partners to consider writing guest blog for Pollywog. We would love to share a blog written by you on a topic related to your work and important to families with children ages 0-5 years.
If your agency would like to participate, please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2021
Benton County has secured $225,000 to provide emergency childcare and student assistance to low-to-moderate income residents of Benton County. The funding comes from Business Oregon's Community Development Block Grant COVID Impact Assistance Funds. Benton County is one of only three jurisdictions in the state to be awarded Impact Assistance Funds for childcare from Business Oregon.
The County is partnering with the United Way of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties and Sequoia Consulting to distribute these funds.
The goal of the project is to support parents to return to work. The project will accomplish this by providing 100% scholarships for children 0-18 from low-to-moderate income families to attend childcare and student care programming between November 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
“Benton County is thrilled to support this project. All parents deserve to have a safe and supportive place for their children while they work. These funds will allow parents in Benton County to afford childcare, while supporting our local child-serving organizations.” -Commissioner Xan Augerot, Benton County
To be eligible, an organization must be a state-regulated organization (childcare, after school care, Club Organization, etc.) with the State of Oregon that is providing childcare or student care programming in Benton County. The application for grant funding can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/N5XnTwEACATrBVweA.
DUE DATE: Applications will be accepted between December 2, 2021 until December 17, 2021. Grantees will be notified by December 31st.
If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Maddock-Hughes at email@example.com.
EL CONDADO BENTON ANUNCIA FONDOS PARA CUIDADO INFANTIL
2 de diciembre de 2021 — Condado Benton, OR—
El Condado Benton ha obtenido $ 225,000 para brindar cuidado infantil de emergencia y asistencia para estudiantes, a residentes de bajos a moderados ingresos en el Condado Benton. Los fondos provienen del (Community Development Block Grant COVID Impact Assistance Fund) Fondo de Asistencia de Impacto COVID de la Beca para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Business Oregon. El Condado Benton es una de las tres jurisdicciones del estado que han recibido Fondos de Asistencia de Impacto para el cuidado de niños(as) de Business Oregon.
El Condado se está asociando con United Way de Linn, los Condados Benton & Lincoln y Sequoia Consulting, para distribuir estos fondos.
El objetivo del proyecto es ayudar a los padres a regresar al trabajo. El proyecto logrará esto al proporcionar becas del 100% para niños(as) de 0 a 18 años, de familias de ingresos bajos a moderados, para que asistan a programas de cuidado infantil y cuidado de estudiantes, entre el 1 de noviembre de 2021 y el 31 de agosto de 2022.
“El Condado Benton está encantado de apoyar este proyecto. Todos los padres merecen tener un lugar seguro y de apoyo para sus hijos(as) mientras trabajan. Estos fondos permitirán que los padres en el Condado Benton puedan pagar el cuidado de niños(as), al mismo tiempo que apoyan a nuestras organizaciones locales de servicios a niños(as) ". -Comisionada Xan Augerot, Condado Benton
Para ser elegible, una organización debe ser una organización regulada por el estado (cuidado de niños(as), cuidado después de la escuela, organización de clubes, etc.) registrada con el estado de Oregon, qué proporcione programas de cuidado de niños(as) o de estudiantes a el Condado Benton. Se puede acceder a la solicitud de fondos de becas aquí: https://forms.gle/N5XnTwEACATrBVweA
FECHA DE VENCIMIENTO: Las solicitudes se aceptarán entre el 2 de deciembre de 2021 y el 17 de diciembre de 2021. Se notificará a los beneficiarios antes del 31 de diciembre 2021.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Rachael Maddock-Hughes en el correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org