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Polk County Back to School Dash

Posted by on June 22 2018

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Polk County Free Summer Lunch Sites

Posted by on June 20 2018

Looking for a place to take the kids for free lunches during the summer months? The following is a list of sites serving free lunch to children and teens ages 1-18.


Lyle Elementary
185 SW Levens St., Dallas
(503) 831-3947
Jun 18, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018
Lunch: 12 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. - M, T, W, Th, F

Woodbridge Meadow Apartments
228 SE Dimick St, Dallas
(503) 551-3482
Jun 18, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018

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Hand-in-Hand: Visiting your Child's Doctor

Posted by Parenting Together on April 6 2018

What feelings come to mind when you think about taking your child to the doctor? It is a big responsibility, especially in the early years when doctors recommend multiple visits in a short amount of time.


Visiting the doctor with your child is very important and can set the foundation for how your child seeks medical care in the future. For older children and toddlers, visiting the doctor may bring up a range of emotions. It is important to be mindful of these emotions b

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Mano en Mano: Visitando el Médico de su Hijo/a

Posted by Padres Juntos on April 6 2018

¿Qué sentimientos vienen a la mente cuando usted piensa acerca de llevar a su hijo/a al médico? Es una gran responsabilidad, especialmente en los primeros años, cuando los médicos recomiendan varias visitas en un corto período de tiempo.


Visitar al médico con su hijo/a es muy importante y puede establecer las bases para que su hijo/a busque atención médica en el futuro. Para niños mayores y peque&ntild

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by on April 2 2018

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Polk County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Polk County Family and Community Outreach Department’s program, Mid-Valley Parenting, plans on kicking off Child Abuse Prevention Month with two awareness walks. The first walk will take place on April 5, 2018 at 12

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Fam Jam 2018

Posted by on April 2 2018

Fam Jam

Saturday, April 28th is county-wide Kindergarten registration day and Fam Jam. See attached flyers for specific details on registration locations and times for each district. 


After registering for kindergarten, families are invited to participate in Fam Jam. A family fun day celebrating the transition into the K-12 school system. Kids who attend Fam Jam will have the opportunity to win a FREE bike and Helmet! All kids who register for Kinde

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