Mid-Valley Parenting

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Mid-Valley Parenting is a two county parenting education hub through the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) that includes both Polk and Yamhill Counties. Mid-Valley Parenting focuses on collaboration with partners to provide evidence-based parenting education in both English and Spanish across the region. We work to normalize parenting education with positive messaging and family engagement programming that promotes healthy family activities and early learning. 

Our Mission:

Mid-Valley Parenting's mission is to provide parenting education for all, resulting in connected and thriving communities. Our vision is that community partners collaborate to ensure lifelong learning to improve the cycle of family outcomes.

Focus Areas:

  • Providing families with coordinated services and support
  • Increasing parents' knowledge of child development & realistic expectations
  • Connecting parents with each other to build a strong support network
  • Increasing children's readiness to learn
  • Normalizing parenting education

For More Information:

Contact one of our Parent Education Coordinators:

Polk County: Stephanie Gilbert, Early Learning & Family Engagement Supervisor

503-623-9664 ext. 2368 or gilbert.stephanie@co.polk.or.us

Yamhill County: Shari Exo, Community Engagement Coordinator

503-455-8047 or sharie@yamhillcco.org

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