ChildStrive is helping you plan this summer's activities!
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Here Comes Summer!
Thank you for allowing ChildStrive to partner with you in this journey of parenthood! ChildStrive pride's itself on being a leader in early childhood development. We hope this newsletter provides you information to help you plan interesting activities over the summer; learn more about ChildStrive; and connects you to other resources available online and in the community!

Family Resources

ChildStrive hosts a free drop-in parent and child play group on Tuesdays from 10am to 11:30am at our Everett Office. The play group is designed to help parents and children play together and provide parent to parent support.  Play is geared to children 18 months to 3 years but siblings from birth to five are welcome too. For more information and updated schedule, check out our website:

ChildStrive's Parents as Teachers program offers a free playgroup on the last Thursday of each month at ChildStrive's Everett Office (Bldg C) from 10am to 11am. Parents and children age birth to 5 years are invited to join the fun! The June group will focus on language building skills and includes prizes, playtime and a take home snack. 

Vroom is a great resource for parents on how to engage their young children and provides activities and tools. Checkout their website or download their app.

Verdant Health hosts a play group on Fridays through June 24th, 10 to 11am at their Lynnwood office.

Everett Public Library is offering free play groups for babies and toddlers at both their Everett and Evergreen branches. Check out their calendar:

Sno-Isle Libraries (including Mukilteo, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Marysville, etc.) host story times and other classes for babies and toddlers:

The Arc of Snohomish County serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They offer support groups, workshops for siblings, parenting classes and more. Check out their website for more info:

Camp Prov is an integrated day camp for children with special needs and their siblings, 2 – 10 years of age. The camp is held at Forest Park in Everett. Register online at

The Everett Clinic is offering a Parenting 101 Series for parents with children ages 5 to 12. More information is availlable here:


As summer nears many children and their families are faced with transitions. Whether it is facing the end of birth to three services, school's daily routines, or other life change, transitions can be scary, exciting, and confusing.
At ChildStrive we face these transition times with families, partnering with them to best support their children, and encouraging them as they take the next steps in their life's journey.

ChildStrive is also transitioning. Terry Clark who has served as Executive Director for the past eight years is retiring June 2nd and Jim Welsh is taking over the helm of ChildStrive.

As much as we will miss Terry's incredible leadership, we are excited for her as she embarks on her next journey - spending more time with her family and travelling. We are thrilled that Jim Welsh will be leading ChildStrive's continued work in providing services to children and their families throughout Snohomish and North King counties.

Jim brings with him a wealth of experience in providing programs that support and nurture positive pathways for children and families in communities across the country. Jim is excited to learn more about our region and the families we serve.

ChildStrive Programs

Did you know that ChildStrive serves the community through a variety of home-visiting programs that serves families from pregnancy until preschool? Our Nurse-Family Partnership program pairs young, first-time pregnant moms with a community health nurse to help them with a healthy pregnancy, learn about child development and identify personal and family goals. ChildStrive serves over 200 families each year through this national evidence-based model.
ChildStrive's Parents as Teachers program is aimed to help families who are pregnant or parenting young children and who are experiencing chronic stress or trauma in their lives. These families meet with a parent educator to learn about child development and promote healthy relationships for lifelong learning.
ChildStrive's Early Intervention program helps support families with children age birth to three who have developmental delays or disabilities. Teams of physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, and counselors work with families to provide children the very best start in life.

Scheduling Challenges

This spring ChildStrive has seen an increased number of referrals to our Early Intervention program, and with a large number of transition planning for children with spring and summer birthdays, our ability to meet our preferred timelines has been challenged. We appreciate the patience and understanding of families who have been impacted.

ChildStrive's Website

Have you visited ChildStrive's website? Lots of great information about our programs, family stories, and checkout helpful news stories too!

Join ChildStrive at the Everett AquaSox Frogstock baseball game on Saturday, August 13th sponsored by K&H Print Solutions. Free tickets, game wristbands and concession gift certificates for the whole family + fireworks after the game! This year ChildStrive will offer carnival games for our youngest fans! Please RSVP with the number of tickets your family would like by Wednesday, July 27th:

Share Your Story

Do you have a success story you’d like to share?  The Marketing team at ChildStrive would love to share your story through our publications, videos and/or Facebook page. 
If you’re interested in talking about your experiences at ChildStrive, want to share a special moment or tell us about your favorite home visitor, contact Kathleen at 425-353-5656 x7133 or, or you can visit the Share page on our website.

Supporting ChildStrive

ChildStrive is a nonprofit human services agencies that relies on the support of foundations, community partners and personal donations to support our work. There are several ways you can help support ChildStrive. 

If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card simply register it online at and go to the community rewards section and link it to ChildStrive. You will continue to receive Rewards Points, Rebates and Fuel Points, AND ChildStrive will receive a donation from Fred Meyer each quarter.
ChildStrive also receives contributions through AmazonSmile rewards program. Go to to register your account to benefit ChildStrive (you only have to do this one time). When it asks for the name of the organization just enter "ChildStrive."
ChildStrive will be closed August 29th - September 2nd, 2016
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