Helpful Links for Families

Child Care Assistance and Information
Working Connections Child Care
Program established to assist families in paying for child care.  Eligibility is determined based on different criteria.  You can apply on-line at the link below, call 1.800.338.7410 or go to Kitsap County's Community Service Office:
4710 Auto Center Blvd.
Bremerton Wa 98312-3300
 
Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network
The site assists parents in their search for licensed child care in their area and tips to select a child care provider.  Child Care providers are able to access professional training, educational scholarships and an abundance of resources.
 
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Parentline provides assistance to families locating child care providers in their area that meet's their family needs.  Serving Clallam County, Jefferson County and Kitsap County.

To find out about the complaint history of a provider
click here.Or call 1-866-482-4325 ext 1.
 
To file a complaint about a child care provider please call 1-800-762-4902.
 
Finding Quality Child Care
This document is a guide for families in finding quality child care.  It provides a basic understanding of licensed care in Washington State and a checklist for families to complete when visiting child care programs.
 
 
Family Support Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families is a federal agency funding state, territory, local and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare and other programs relating to children and families.
 
Families Affected by Incarceration
Beyond the Walls: A Guide to Services for Families Affected by Incarceration
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
 
Literacy Council of Kitsap County
County literacy program that offers: individualized GED preparaion, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and one-on-one tutoring, basic skills tutoring in math, reading and writing, citizenship preparation, family literacy programs and computer based instruction.
 
Parenting Place (through Kitsap Community Resources)
This program offers a full spectrum of services designed to build strong families in Kitsap County.  Topics include: parents of infants and toddlers, raising teens, helping children who have witnessed domestic violence, the challenging child, parents and youth working together to strengthen the family, parenting in recovery, the blended family and siblings without rivalry.  ANY community resident is elligible and may register.  Fees may apply depending on income level.  The Parenting Place also has a lending library that covers every parenting issue and topic. 
Visit www.kcr.org/parenting_place.htm to see the current class schedule and class descriptions.
Call 360.473.2134 to register.
 
United Way
United Way of Kitsap County supports health and human services in the county.  Their focus is on education, income and health.
 
The Resource House (211)
This is a directory to locate community resources.  This includes topics such as consumer services, criminal justice and legal services, education, environmental quality, health care, income support and employment, individual and family life, mental health care and counseling, and organizational/community/international services.
 
 
Special Needs/Disability Needs Services
Family Village
This website contains a library of specific diagnoses and a wide range of topics related to special needs.  There is information about connecting with other people, health care and product information, message boards, community and educational resources, places of worship, options for recreation and leisure and a guide to the Internet.
 
A Family's Guide to Early Intervention Services in Washington State
Booklet provided for families who have questions about early intervention services for their child ages birth  to three years.
 
Holly Ridge Center
Infant Toddler Program
Holly Ridge Center provides early intervention services for children under the age of three.
 
Child Find
This site offers information and resources related to early detection and intervention services for children and their families.  This program is accessible for children ages 3-5 years old.
 
Talaris Institute
This organization provides parents tools to raise their children and support social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age five.
 
Kitsap Interagency Coordinating Council for Birth to Six
A partnership between families and professionals to meet the needs of children with disabilities birth to 6 years of age.
 
 
Child Development
National Parent Information Network
As part of the ERIC clearinghouse on elementary and early childhood education, this site focuses on information for parents. You will find a lot of great resources, including a magazine, discussion list, conference events, state networks, an “ask-ERIC” section, and much more.
 
Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers.  Visit this website to find information and resources for both parents and professionals.
 
Department of Early Learning (DEL)
DEL webiste offers parents and early learning professionals information and resources.
 
Reading Rockets
This site offers reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to help young children learn how to read. 
 
 
Employment
Become a Substitute in Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start
Call 360.478.6889 for more information

 
WorkSource
Offers FREE employment services that include finding job openings, receive job referrals and job search assistance, assess your skills and get career guidance, get referered to a training program, get job referrals and job search assistance and more!  Each WorkSource Center has a resource room for you that includes: computers with internet access, telephones, fax machines, copy machines and video viewing station.  Call or email today to get more information about training and assistance in the area.
WorkSource Center
1300 Sylvan Way
Bremerton Wa 98310
Contact: Dorothy Bristow
Phone: 360.337.4810 ext. 0
 
Kitsap Community Resources (KCR)
KCR has employment preparation and placement services that improve work skills and prepare you to obtain employment and achieve career goals. 
 
Bremerton's Goodwill Job Training and Education
This program is available to the community to offer employment assistance by: starting from scratch to find a job, job search strategies, help in isolating job skills, computer fundamental classes, National External Diploma Program-for-self-directing adults to earn a high school diploma.
Location:
4209 Wheaton Way, Bremerton Wa 98337
360.337.4810
 
 

Olympic Educational Services District 114

105 National Avenue North
Bremerton, WA 98312
phone: 360.478.6887
fax: 360.478.6869