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Mid-Valley Parenting

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Mid-Valley Parenting exists as a hub where community partners support families through parenting education and resources accessible in all areas of Polk County.




Visit our website at to discover...

  • Local free parenting groups (with free quality child care)
  • Easy online registration
  • Community events & information


More about Mid-Valley Parenting...

Polk County was awarded funding from The Oregon Community Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation to serve as the parent education and resource "Hub" for Polk County. As a result, Mid-Valley Parenting began in July, 2011 with the following focuses in mind:


Focus areas:

  • Provide coordinated services and support to families in all areas of Polk County
  • Increase parent's knowledge of child development and realistic expectations
  • Connect parents with each other to build a strong support network for families
  • Increase Polk County children's readiness to learn
  • Normalize parenting education