Education

Head on over to Head Start

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Young children growing up in the U.S. today have unprecedented access to preschool and early intervention programs, giving them an extraordinary opportunity to succeed academically and otherwise. Our region of the country is no exception. Following the lead of many other states, Washington’s legislature has steadily expanded funding of early childhood programs since 2011. Southwest… Read More

Brecky Breck: Local Mom Teaches & Inspires Kids on YouTube

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Breck Johnson, otherwise known as “Brecky Breck,” has interacted with kids her whole life. As a teenager, she managed a children’s summer camp in Corbett, Ore. and, after moving to Vancouver as a young adult, she was hired to run a children’s program in Clark County. Now, as a mom of four, she is inspiring… Read More

Editor’s Pick: “Micah the Mighty Marathoner” by Mackenzie Snell

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“Micah loves to run. But Micah does not run like most people.” So begins a vibrantly illustrated tribute from Camas teen Mackenzie Snell to her younger brother, Micah. Unlike most high school students, Mackenzie is now a published author of a children’s book chronicling Micah’s adventures participating in dozens of marathons, being pushed in his… Read More