Research shows parent involvement is the most important factor in determining a child’s success in school. At MECP we believe that you are your child’s best teacher. We look forward to working together with you to help ensure your child enters Kindergarten ready to learn.
How can parents be involved?
- Try the ideas and suggestions recommended by your child’s providers.
- Read to your child every day.
- Talk to your child often. Describe, label, comment and ask questions.
- Play with your child.
MECP will request your email address at the point of initial referral to our program. This is so that we can send you important documents, schedule meetings, and communicate with you. We will also ask if you prefer to receive information for scheduling purposes via text message.
Please let your service coordinator know your preferred communication method, whether it is via telephone, email, text messages, or notes back and forth.
Early Intervention (0-3 yrs. of age): MECP 2018-19 EI Family Calendar
Early Childhood Special Education (3-5 yrs. of age): MECP 2018-19 ECSE Family Calendar (revised 08/2018)
If your child is sick
If your child is sick and/or you need to cancel your appointment, please call your service coordinator. Not sure whether you should keep your child home or not? Read this document to find out:
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MECP sends out newsletters to all families via email 3-4 times per year.
Click here to go to the newsletter: http://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/departments/multnomah-early-childhood/newsletter/
2018-19 Procedural Safeguards
- Chinese – Procedural Safeguards
- English – Procedural Safeguards
- Russian – Procedural Safeguards
- Spanish – Procedural Safeguards
- Vietnamese – Procedural Safeguards
MECP’s PEER Preschool Program
Multnomah Early Childhood Program has a PEER program for children three to five years of age. This is an integrated preschool for children with identified learning challenges and their non-disabled peers.
PEERS have the option of coming 4 days a week, 2.45 hours each day, in the morning or in the afternoon. The cost to attend is $32 per month on a sliding scale.
For more information about our PEER program or to apply, please review and complete our PEER application found here:
Once you have completed the application, you can bring it to us in person at 5208 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 97230. If you are unable to bring it to us in person, please call us at 503-261-5535 for our fax or email information.
Schools and facilities are required to have their immunization and exemption rates available.
For MECP Specific information, go here:
For statewide Oregon EI/ECSE Immunization Rates, go here:
For more information regarding the requirements for reporting immunizations, go here:
For information regarding what is needed to attend school, please go here:
For more information go here: https://multco.us/health/diseases-and-conditions/measles
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Food Bank Information
2017 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2017 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets. The info you need is on page 12.
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FACT (Families and Communities Together)
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