Parent  Education

Pathways to Positive Parenting (PPP), has a mission of supporting families, childcare providers, educators and our community as we guide children through healthy social-emotional and physical growth and academic readiness. We provide quality family engagement and parent education opportunities to families of Coos and Curry counties. We are funded through the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, which includes:The Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer’s Memorial Trust, and the Collins Foundation. We have been able to expand our programming with funding from the Early Learning Division and Oregon Department of Human Services.

We have various family engagement and parenting education opportunities throughout the year. Please contact us to find out more!

Parents & Families

  • Parenting Resources
  • Making Parenting a Pleasure
  • Kindergarten Success Begins Early
  • Strengthening Families/Family Game Night

Childcare Providers

  • South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub Professional Development
  • Local Training Opportunities

School Districts

Kathy Barber
Parenting Hub Director

Charity Grover
Program Assistant

Dawn Granger
Program Administrator

Pathways to Positive Learning


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