Recent News

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:29am

The Cowlitz County Early Learning Coalition is hosting it's 3rd annual Celebration of Children event from April 12-17th! The Celebration of Children is a week long event focused on celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and our community.

What activities are involved?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a one-day event like in the past years. This year, families will be provided with "Grab and Go" bags filled with community information for parents and fun activities for children! Information about pickup locations and times are not solidified yet.

During the Week of the Young Child, April 12-17th, children and families can join the Celebration of Children 2021 by posting photos, comments, and videos to the Celebration of Children Cowlitz County Facebook page to share with the rest of the community while also giving them a chance to win giveaway prizes!

Email or visit if you have any questions about the upcoming event.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:08pm

The Washington Interagency Fatherhood Council is hosting the 3rd annual Washington Fatherhood Summit. This will be a three day, online event will have a variety of activities and speakers promoting fatherhood inclusion, equity, and values to strengthen families and maximize children's potentials. Fathers, providers, policy makers, philanthropists, and fatherhood advocates will be giving presentations and hosting conversations to help everyone maximize their potentials as fathers. This event is free and will be available on zoom for anyone who registers.

More information and registration is available here at:

Flyer for the 2021 Washington Fatherhood Summit - Page 1 Flyer for 2021 Washington Fatherhood Summit - Page 2

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 3:40pm

Free 7 week class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs old. Each session covers two evenings per week - the Youth session on Mondays and the Parent and Family sessions on Tuesdays, both at 6:00pm. The total family commitment is 14 evenings. Youth sessions begin on March 1 and continue on the following Mondays. The Parents and Family sessions begin on March 2 and continue on the following Tuesdays. Youth will also join the Parents and Family sessions at 7:30pm.

Contact Ramona Leber by calling 360-261-3971 or email in order to register or get more information. Please register by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 10:44am

The Winter session of Ready for Kindergarten is open for enrollment. Ready for Kindergarten Winter Session. Give your child the best start on their 1st day of school. Receive a Ready Tool Kit and learn how to use it 10min. a day every day until your child starts kindergarten to prepare them for school success. Free thanks to the generosity of United Way of Cowlitz County.

This class is currently being offered in as a self-directed online program being offered between 12/30/20 - 1/30/21. Go to to enroll in the class.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1:07pm

The EPIC Coalition would like your opinion regarding underage drinking, vaping/tobacco and drug use. Feedback from Cowlitz County families is so important. It will help us improve our prevention strategies for the YOUTH & FAMILIES in our community. The survey is completely anonymous. Below are the links for any families willing to participate. Please remember to click the ‘DONE’ button on the last page to complete the survey.