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Parenting Matters Foundation

Contact Details

Display Name Parenting Matters Foundation
Your Name (Executive Director) Nicole Brewer
Organization Name Parenting Matters Foundation
Phone Number 360-681-2250
Address PO Box 3323
City Sequim
State WA
Postal Code 98382
Website http://www.firstteacher.org
Email nicole@firstteacher.org
Introduction Our purpose is to provide research-based parenting education, information, and services free to families through monthly newsletters and social media plus educational experiences such as our parenting support play groups, parenting classes, and BLOCK Fest TM events. We have been providing parent education and support to parents with children not yet in kindergarten and caregivers of young children since 1990, primarily throughout Clallam County. We serve all families, universally, in English and, as requested, in Spanish.

Budget and Funding

EIN 94-3239604
Annual Budget $75,000
Annual Fundraising Objectives $24,500

Organizational Profile

Mission Statement Helping parents do an excellent job as their child's First Teacher.
Detailed Description Our services and programs are a large portion of prevention services that distribute to the majority of families and those who have a responsibly to care for young children throughout Clallam County, universally and free to families. Through our programs, we help parents build knowledge of positive parenting skills and child development, build social connections, offer guidance for child successful learning, provide references to community services for concrete support, share information about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how to build resilience, provide guidance through educated and trained facilitators through brief, easy-to-read articles in the newsletters, in-person interactions at our First Teacher Family Time, and social media, plus allow parent competency and capability to grow with practical implementation at each free-to-participate opportunity.
Partnerships & Affiliations United Way of Clallam County, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, City of Sequim, Sequim School District’s Birth to Three Development Program, all Clallam County tribes: Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Makah, and Quileute, Quillayute School District, Port Angeles School District, Sequim School District, Crescent School District, North Thurston School District, Bremerton School District, Prevention Works! of Clallam County, North Olympic Library System, First Step Family Support Center, Clallam County Literacy Council, Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition

Population Served and Benefactors

Population Served Families and Professionals with Young Children (0-6 years old)
Geographic Region Clallam County, Bremerton, North Thurston
Areas of Interest and Focus Early Childhood Development
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