Yet low-income parents do not often have the time and resources they need to encourage their young children’s healthy growth. Our Parent Child Development Services program was designed to help struggling parents develop the skills they need to support their children’s learning and development.
Every year, PCDS improves the lives of 250 Multnomah County families with children under the age of 5.
Impact NW holds PCDS classes at our Brentwood Darlington Community Center and in schools throughout NE and SE Portland. Our classes allow parents to engage in fun, interactive classroom activities with their children and to learn about topics such as nutrition, child development, and positive parenting skills. For children between 3 and 5 years of age, we also focus on school readiness and social skills. Participating families receive free home visits, immunization checks, and developmental screenings to make sure their children are happy and healthy. PCDS brings families closer together while empowering challenged parents to ensure a brighter future for their children.
Impact NW’s Parent Child Development Services program receives funding from the Portland Children’s Levy.