2020 Early Learning Summit DATE CHANGE

This year, the Early Learning Summit will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs, practices, and data that are most helpful for you at this time. Throughout the day, you will have choices about what sessions to attend based on your current needs and the needs of your students and their families. Breakout session topics may include Transitional Kindergarten Program Development, Supporting Young Dual Language in Learners, Using WaKids Data in Classrooms, Math Parties for Families with Young Children, and Social Emotional Learning in Early Learning Settings, among others. In the afternoon, teams will have the opportunity to do some reflection and planning for their own P-3 systems with the support of the Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating P-3 Approaches (http://depts.washington.edu/pthru3/PreK-3rd_Framework_11x17.pdf) (Kauerz & Coffman, 2013).

Skagit Community Resource Coalition – No meeting in Nov./Dec.; Holiday meals

Reminder – This is another quick reminder that the Community Resource Coalition will not be meeting in November or December.  We are excited about the opportunity to meet on last Thursdays of the month at the Goodwill Job Training Center starting January 30th, 2020.

Holiday Meals – Does anyone know of any groups doing free Holiday meals, baskets or special events in their community for the Holidays?  If you do, please share so we can spread a little cheer this fall/winter.


Justin Keefe
Community Resource Coordinator

Brigid Collins Family Support Center Breaking the Cycle Breakfast

Please join us at Brigid Collins Family Support Center’s annual “Breaking the Cycle Breakfast”, an enlightening and heartfelt benefit to raise money to provide vital response services to children who have experienced abuse. Bring a friend, family member, colleague or neighbor to support the end of child abuse and learn about how our collaborative efforts are building a nurturing, safe community in Skagit County.

This year we will be featuring special guest speaker, Margaret Hoelzer, an Olympian medalist, spokesperson for the National Children’s Advocacy Center and survivor featured in Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. Additionally, we are honored to award Rick VanderGriend, Detective for Mount Vernon Police Department and local champion for victim rights, the 2019 Children’s Advocacy Center Community Leadership Award.

Register to attend the “Breaking the Cycle Breakfast” today to support the hope, healing and justice of children who have experienced abuse. All contributions will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Skagit County.

The program will begin promptly at 7:30 A.M. and conclude by 8:30 A.M – doors and breakfast buffet will open at 7:15 A.M. There is complimentary parking and the event is free to attend!

If you have questions or would like to reserve a table for eight, please contact Lisa Bates at lbates@brigidcollins.org or call (360) 734-4616.

Can’t attend but would like to show your support? Make a donation in lieu of attendance by clicking here. All proceeds benefit the children and families served at the Children’s Advocacy Center.

#GivingTuesday 2019


GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

OUR 2019 #GivingTuesday Partner

This year we are partnering with the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation. On December 3, 2019 we will publish the link on our website and our Facebook page and will send you a link in an email where you can go to donate to the Foundation for Academic Endeavors.  GivingTuesday means your donations will be matched and we will be able to help even more low-income children in the Skagit Valley!

Mark your calendar today for DECEMBER 3rd!

Learn more HERE

Like and Share the 2019 #GivingTuesday campaign on the campaign Facebook page!

If you don’t want to wait for #GivingTuesday, we’ve added out Donate Now button below!

Perinatal Mental Health Training & Consultation Group – Scholarships Available

Perinatal Support Washington is pleased to be partnering with local area perinatal specialists to provide Clinical Consult Groups on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. These consult groups offer a forum to meet with peers and colleagues to confidentially discuss clinical issues. They are suitable for all mental health practitioners.

Visit the Event page for scholarship info, event details, CE opportunities, and registration. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4367944