For Parents

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the OPEC website. There are a number of resources available on this website and we hope that you will take some time to explore it! For the most ‘up-to-date’ access to information and resources, be sure to…

For Parenting Educators

Parenting Educators play a key role in supporting families in Oregon. Whether you are a home visitor in a metro area, a facilitator for community parenting groups in a frontier region, or an educator in an early childhood classroom in…

For Grantees

There are a number of resources available to OPEC grantees: ONLINE RESOURCES (* Password Protected): If you would like to request access to Online Resources, please email Timely Resources: Resources specific to any current and/or upcoming OPEC events! Online Resource Manual: A…

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Language Development: From Infancy Through Childhood

Language skills and development don’t start when a child starts to talk, those skill begin in infancy and are constantly being built throughout their childhood. Parents are one of the best resources to help their children build their language and literacy skills.


Student Perspectives on Parenting Education (Part 2)

In part two, see Oregon State University students respond to the question: “Based on what you have now learned about parenting and parenting education – do you think we should invest in parenting education?”

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Student Perspectives on Parenting Education (Part I)

For the September and October OPEC blogs, we are going to be sharing the voices of Oregon State University students who took a course on “Parenting Research and Application” (HDFS 312).