Early Learning Resources

State of Our Children & Families Report 2017

SELF’s primary goal is to prepare our youngest children for success in school and life through building an early learning system for Clark County. More than 6,000 babies are born into Clark County families each year. Each child starts their life ready to learn and grow, seeking to reach their full potential in the world. Parents, family members and the entire community provide essential supports to nurture each child’s success.

Clark County is building an early learning system that affirms parents as a child’s first teacher, that enhances the quality of early learning care and that prepares children for success in school and life. This effort is guided by Support for Early Learning and Families (SELF), a community collaboration founded in 2001 by five agencies that now involves a diverse group of community partners.

SELF has a compelling vision: Clark County is a place where our youngest children are valued, the community makes a significant investment of time and financial resources for our youngest children, the children enter kindergarten ready to succeed and the early learning and public school systems are closely woven and interdependent.

Check out the SELF Early Learning Guide for links to programs concerning prenatal and home visiting services, childcare, play groups, health care and more.

Additional Resources

Aces Action Alliance: The ACEs Action Alliance is a multi-sector collaborative of individuals and public and private organizations that work together to promote a trauma-informed, resilient Clark County.

Council for the Homeless Resource Guide: Childcare and parenting resources, employment assistance, financial education, legal assistance/landlord tenant disputes, laundry, medical/dental/vision/hearing services, utilities, youth services, veterans services.

Children’s Home Society of Washington Parenting Resource Guide: Classes, workshops, support groups and more.

Clark County Public Health Community Resources: Health and family services, utilities, housing, legal and more.

Prenatal Care Guide: Learn how to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy as well as how to track your baby’s growth during each trimester.