United Way



About LaneKids

LaneKids, Lane County’s Parenting Education Hub, is a local network of parenting education providers and stakeholders brought together by United Way of Lane County to strengthen and coordinate our community’s parenting education system.

LaneKids is one of sixteen Parenting Education Hubs across Oregon committed to improving access to an array of evidence-based parenting education opportunities and activities for all families.


All parents have the knowledge, tools and support systems to nurture their child’s optimal development and success in school and life.

2019-20 LaneKids Funded Agencies

To build and strengthen Lane County’s parenting education system, LaneKids invests in local agencies to implement evidence based parenting education series for parents with kids ages 0-6. These evidence based parenting education series are typically 10 to 12 weeks in duration and require the use of an evidence based curriculum such as Make Parenting A Pleasure, Nurturing Parenting, or Incredible Years. Currently funded agencies include:

    • Bethel School District
    • Eugene Suzuki Music Academy
    • Fern Ridge School District
    • First Place Family Center
    • Oakridge School District
    • Pearl Buck Center
    • Parenting Now! Florence
    • Relief Nursery, Inc.
    • South Lane Family Relief Nursery
    • South Lane School District


Bess Jayme, Director of Education
United Way of Lane County

Claire Hambly, Education Program Manager
United Way of Lane County

Emily Reiter, Education Program Coordinator
United Way of Lane County

Michelle Sheng-Palmisano, Education Program Manager
United Way of Lane County