Who We Are

Mid-Columbia Children’s Council (MCCC) is a local non-profit organization that ensures that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have access to a high-quality, early childhood education.

For more than 50 years MCCC has provided early education programs, family resources and community support to income-eligible families located in the Columbia River Gorge. MCCC’s no-cost programs change the lives of nearly 700 families each year and are designed to stimulate growth mentally, socially, emotionally and physically—ultimately preparing children for success in school and throughout life.


Educating children and families with innovative, high-quality early childhood learning opportunities and family partnerships to build better communities, one person at a time.


“Nurturing Children and Families Today, Strengthening Communities for Tomorrow”


Our Values


The children and the families we serve are our most valuable resources


The trust and the respect we show those we serve is paramount to their success


The environments we promote respect and respond to the different cultures, languages, values and structures of each family and their community


The quality of the services we provide is the reflection of the continued commitment, leadership, responsibility and knowledge shared by our staff and our parents


The programs and resources we offer are delivered by an educated, experienced staff using reflective and data-driven practices