For Parents


Parent Involvement

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.

Communication

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.


Program Calendar(s)

Program calendars can be found under “Program Calendars” on the right hand side of this page.


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:

English-Keep Me Home If       Spanish-Keep me home if 


2017-18 Annual Report for Mount Hood Head Start:

http://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2017-18.pdf



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Want to join an Autism research study without ever leaving your house?

SPARK gives you the opportunity to become part of the biggest Autism study ever attempted. By registering online and returning a saliva sample, you can help Autism researchers undertake critical studies to advance our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Please click here to learn more:  bit.ly/SPARKOHSU

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Newsletter

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/


2019-20 Procedural Safeguards


Parent Handbooks

2019-20 MECP Parent Handbook – English 2019-20 MECP Parent Handbook- Spanish

MECP’s PEER Preschool Program

MECP's PEER Preschool Program
2019-20 MECP PEER Flyer – English
2019-20 MECP PEER Flyer – Spanish

2019-20 PEER Parent Letter – English

2019-20 PEER Parent Letter – Spanish

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:

2019-20 PEER Application Packet – English 2019-20 PEER Application Packet – Spanish

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.


Immunizations

Schools and facilities are required to have their immunization and exemption rates available.

For MECP Specific information, go here:

English Immunization Graph 2018-19Spanish Immunization Graph 2018-19

For Multnomah County information, go here:

English & Spanish – Multnomah County Immunization Rates 2018-19

For statewide Oregon EI/ECSE Immunization Rates, go here:

http://tinyurl.com/oregon-eiecse-imm-rates

For more information regarding the requirements for reporting immunizations, go here:

PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED

For information regarding what is needed to attend school, please go here:

English – Immunization information 2019-20
Russian – Immunization information 2019-20
Spanish – Immunization information 2019-20
Vietnamese – Immunization information 2019-20

Important Information regarding Measles

English: http://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MESD-Tri-County-PARENT-Measles-Letter-for-MECP-4.pdf

Spanish: http://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MESD-PARENT-Measles-Letter-SPANISH-for-MECP.pdf

Chinese-Measles brochureSomali-Measles brochure
English-Measles brochureSpanish-Measles brochure
Russian-Measles brochureVietnamese-Measles brochure

For more information go here: https://multco.us/health/diseases-and-conditions/measles


Helpful Holiday Resources:

Holiday Resources-2018


Food Bank Information:

Harvest Share & East Food Pantry Flyer


Tax Information

2018 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 2018 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Tax Return and Instruction booklets.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/more-information-for-people-with-disabilities


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http://www.211.org/


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CCR&R (Child Care Resource and Referral)

http://www.ccrr-mc.org/


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http://www.childinst.org/


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http://factoregon.org/


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