Entries by EOCF Admin

Early Learning Champions Awards Luncheon Was a Great Community Celebration!

The Friends of EOCF hosted a wonderful community celebration at Club Green Meadows on May 10th! Senator Patty Murray welcomed guests via an inspiring video as she congratulated the awardees and extended her gratitude to all who work tirelessly for young children and families. (view the video here) Joel Ryan, Executive Director of Washington Association of […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Early Learning Champions!

The Friends of EOCF are pleased to announce the 2017 Early Learning Champions Award recipients who were chosen because of their outstanding investment of time, talent, and treasure in programs that support birth-to-five education. Alan Ham Leadership Award: Debbie Jennerjohn – Ultimate Truck Service – former EOCF Parent Policy Council and Board Member Community Early […]

New Report is Released: State of Our Children and Families

Children are our future! In the beginning. . . Early learning describes that magical time period from birth to kindergarten, a time when immense brain development happens. The brain is a sponge soaking up love, family culture, word development, creativity and many other simple important life skills that will create a giant canvas and impact these […]

EOCF Provides Extra Support for Young Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Thanks to Generous Donations

EOCF has experienced a significant increase in the number of children who have trouble navigating their environment. As children develop, they explore with their senses (sights, smell, hearing, taste, touch, and movement). For some children this can cause an overload of information and they don’t know how to process what they are experiencing.  This can […]

EOCF Received a $10,000 Grant to Complete a Playground for Vulnerable Young Children

Washougal WA – Washougal preschool children participating in programs at Hathaway Elementary School now have age-appropriate playground components to play on.  The project was led by Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF) who operates their state-funded early learning programs from a building alongside the Hathaway Elementary preschool.

Make a Difference Day – H.B. Fuller Employees Helped at-risk Children at EOCF!

(Vancouver, WA)  On October 21, 2016, H.B. Fuller closed part of their facility in Vancouver, donated supplies, and paid their employees to complete projects at five of EOCF’s early learning centers for children ages birth-5.  Volunteers built playground equipment and sandboxes, painted buildings, classrooms and kitchens, did landscaping, assisted classroom teachers and administration and donated […]