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  • Relief Nursery features, "The Early Link Podcast"
    Relief Nursery features, “The Early Link Podcast”
    Relief Nursery is excited to share this podcast featuring Dr. Deborah Leong and the importance of nurturing executive functions. Learn about young children’s brain development, the importance of play, and the role of assessment in early childhood settings. Click Here to listen! “Deborah Leong is professor emerita...
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  • Resilience and Gratitude
    Resilience and Gratitude
    “When the nurse told us we could take our daughter home, I burst into tears and asked her how they could trust us with another human life? I knew from my childhood what I didn’t want to do but had no idea what to do. That is exactly what Relief Nursery helped us learn.”...
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  • Mental Health for Emotional Stability, Relief Nursery's Spotlight in "The Bottom Line"
    Mental Health for Emotional Stability, Relief Nursery’s Spotlight in “The Bottom Line”
    Relief Nursery was recently featured in “The Bottom Line”, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s publication, in an article focused on mental health resources in our community. Mental health is such an important topic to bring to the table. We still have work to do to get...
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  • Relief Nursery on OPB Radio
    Relief Nursery on OPB Radio
    Relief Nursery’s Executive Director, Kelly Sutherland, and one of our families were recently featured on OPB’s radio show “Think Out Loud.” What a wonderful opportunity for more awareness surrounding our mission. Click here to listen to the podcast to learn more about our programs and the families...
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  • Meet The Smyth Family, A Relief Nursery Success Story
    Meet The Smyth Family, A Relief Nursery Success Story
    By: Jennifer Solomon Meet Heather Smyth and her 3-year-old son, Thomas. They’ve just emerged from a long journey against all odds, and they are forever grateful to Relief Nursery for the amazing support they have received. Heather arrived in Eugene from Portland, having just been released from...
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  • Disrupting The PreSchool To Prison Pipeline
    Disrupting The PreSchool To Prison Pipeline
    By: Terrence Killian, Mental Health Program Manager Each year in this country, approximately 50,000 children are expelled from preschool. It is disproportionately children of working-class parents and children of color who experience these disciplinary actions, and it’s often the first step on what’s being referred to as...
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