Parents

Being a parent is hard work! Thanks to generous funding, we are able to provide research-based resources including monthly newsletters and blog posts to help you along on your parenting journey. Check out an OPEC Parenting Hub near you!

Parenting Educators

Parenting Educators play a key role in supporting families in Oregon. Together as a community of parenting educators, we want to share opportunities for training, network for support and the sharing of resources, and promote quality in our practice.  

Grantees

As an OPEC grantee, there are a number of resources available on this site to facilitate administration of your grant. Please check out the Grantee directory and password-protected Resources page for more information!

Latest Articles

The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness with Children at Home

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. This simple phrase is a common component of mindfulness, which has become a powerful tool in teaching parents and young children how to regulate their emotions and behaviors. Mindfulness is defined as…

Kick off the New Year with some new resources!

Resources for parents, family members, and educators of young children If you have young children in your life – whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster parent, family member, caregiver, early childhood educator, home visitor, or parenting educator – these…

Surviving and Thriving Through the Holidays: Tips for Families to Move More and Eat for Health

by Kathy Gunter Ph.D and Emily Tomayko Ph.D.

The holidays are a time for families to create new traditions and share long-treasured observances. It is also a great time to share activities that promote holiday (and everyday) health behaviors that will enable everyone to enjoy those family traditions in good health for years to come.