Contact Information for Birth-to-Three Early Childhood Intervention Programs in Southwest Washington
Educational Opportunities for & Family
Cowlitz & Wahkiakum
Progress Center Inc.
Longview School District
White Salmon, WA
Or check out this page of the Washington State Early Support for Infants & Toddlers Contact Directory: http://www.del.wa.gov/publications/esit/docs/ContactsDirectory.pdf
The Progress Center in Longview, Washington—serves Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties
Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF)—serves Clark County
Educational Service District #112—serves Clark, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center—has lots of helpful links and information
SELF—a network of resources to serve the needs of children aged birth to 5, families, providers, and the community at large
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)—a federal program for low-income women, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk
Did you notice? Gas prices are way down and temperatures are way up. So, do the obvious — go to the coast.
This Thursday is the Ilwaco City Wide Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Art exhibits, demos, snacks, music are on the menu from places like The Antique Gallery, Shoalwater Cove Gallery, Peninsula Wine Merchants, Just Treasures Antiques, Baker Bay Gallery, Wade Gallery, The Inn at Harbour Village and the various fine dining restaurants at the Port. I’ve eaten at a couple of them — they are worth the drive alone.
The photo above is by one Mr. Bruce Peterson, talented photographer, East Coast ex-pat, and top Ilwaco champion. He and his wife own the lovely Wade Gallery.
And if a buzz out to Ilwaco is too much on a school night, this weekend is a Weekend of Music at the Port and on the peninsula with Blues and Seafood, including the Bite of Ilwaco on Saturday, and, on Sunday, the festivities continue with Jazz and Oysters in historic Oysterville. And if you don’t like oysters (gasp, I know), pick up some cranberries at Oysterville Sea Farms — they are delicious.
Spent the day in beautiful Ilwaco Saturday. We’ll be featuring this emerging coastal city in the May 30 edition of North Bank, but I just had to give a shout out to Time Enough Books owner Karla Nelson, who is super-involved in the city’s renaissance and dished us all the great places to check out and sent us to the right people to get the scoop on Ilwaco’s push for sustainable tourism.
She also sent us home with an uncorrected proof of the new Kurt Vonnegut book, Armageddon in Retrospect, to be posthumously published next month on the anniversary of his death. Wow, what a gift. Thanks, Karla.
Putting together the story now, so if you have tips or ideas for stories about Ilwaco or the Long Beach Peninsula, send them my way. Remember North Bank Magazine’s mission – to support arts, culture, independent business and sustainable living in downtown cores.