Early Childhood Community Resource Guides

We are grateful for our many community partners that are helping us put together an early childhood focused community resource guide. We heard from parents and partners that while it is great to have county wide resource guides, it would be helpful to have something specifically focused on families with children birth to age 5.

Rather than re-create the wheel, we are pulling from existing resource guides and reaching out to partners to put together these Early Childhood Resource Guides together. This guide will be a LIVING DOCUMENT, meaning we'll be regularly updating and if you see a resource not listed or if we learn of a new resource in the community, we'll be able to update it quickly!

Our first guide for Columbia County is LIVE and we are working to get Tillamook and Clatsop County live by the end of July. You can access Columbia County Early Childhood Resource Guide below:

If you have any questions about the guide or resources to add, please reach out to Elena Barreto at ebarreto@nwresd.k12.or.us.

Summer Newsletter

Happy Summer!

Though many of us are wrapping up one of the busiest times of the year and heading into a slower, more relaxed (hopefully) summer season, there will still be lots of great things happening in early learning in our communities.

This newsletter we are highlighting summer Kindercamps hosted by our school districts and some early literacy opportunities including summer story hours brought to us by local libraries.

~NWELH Staff (Dorothy, Eva, Elena, & Victoria)


FREE Books! Dolly Parton Imagination Library Now Enrolling


We are excited to announce that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is up, running, and open for new families to enroll in Clatsop, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties!

Imagination Library is a book-gifting program for children birth to age 5. Each month an age appropriate book is mailed directly to the enrolled child's home at no cost to the parent.

Families can enroll directly using the links below:

If you are a program that would like to start enrolling kids, please contact Elena Barreto at ebarreto@nwresd.k12.or.us.

Libraries Rock! Summer Storytimes & Reading Programs

Libraries Rock! Summer Storytimes & Reading Programs

This summer season don't forget to check out all the awesome programs happening in our libraries! Story times for families, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, movies, sleepovers, and more!

A full listing of events happening across Clatsop, Tillamook, & Columbia County can be found here!


1st Edition Quarterly e-newsletter: Spring News & Highlights

Check out our first ever e-newsletter brought to you by your team at Northwest Early Learning Hub: https://conta.cc/2GhxO5G 

We hope you will enjoy this first newsletter that includes information on kindergarten registration events, kindergarten transitions grant work, preschool promise highlights, implementation of parent cafes to support parent to parent connections, brain building & nurturing development work, and a podcast featuring Oregon's new Early Learning Director.

 ~NWELH Staff (Dorothy, Eva, Elena, & Victoria)

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