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Right from the Start
Right from the Start is a free, early learning resource center for parents with children ages birth to five. We support parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.
We help parents increase their skills and knowledge to support their child’s healthy development and school readiness and success.
Right from the Start parent resource center is located inside Rochester Primary School.
Bella Mendez, our Right from the Start site coordinator, connects parents with information, programs, classes and events to make the most of parenting in the early years.
What does Right from the Start offer?
Outreach to families with young children currently in the Rochester area
Parents as Teachers “play and learn” groups
Ready! for Kindergarten classes for parents
Community Cafés for parent connections and conversations that matter
The newest information and resources from local agencies serving children and families
Family events at Rochester Primary School for all ages
Early connections to Rochester Primary School, staff and support services
Information and services in English and Spanish
Right from the Start is a United Way of Thurston County Success By 6 Initiative designed to increase the number of children who start school ready to succeed. We partner with a large number of organizations including:
The Thurston Early Childhood Coalition
Rochester School District
Rochester Organization of Families (ROOF)
Parents as Teachers
Timberland Regional Library
South Sound Reading Foundation
Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC)
Parenting Matters Foundation
Hands on Children’s Museum
Community Youth Services
For more information contact Right from the Start Site Coordinator, Bella Mendez at email@example.com or (360) 388-8875 or Director of Community Impact, Julee Durham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right from the Start is supported by individual donations and corporate and foundation grants. We are especially grateful to the Boeing Company, Puget Sound Energy, Trans Alta and Bank of America for their support.