Pollywog was developed to align health care, parenting education, and early childhood services for children, prenatal to age five, and their families in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, in Oregon.

Initially funded by IHN-CCO through the Early Learning Hub, the project partners with five local hospitals, social service organizations, public health and education, as well as leveraging our parenting education collaborative, the Parenting Success Network.  Pollywog staff assist families in signing up for prenatal and parenting classes, access parenting support, and refer to appropriate primary health care, child development, and early learning opportunities.

Partner organizations

Pollywog is a partnership between LBCC Family Connections, IHN-CCO, Samaritan Health Services, and the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton & Lincoln Counties.

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Coordinating Team

  • LeAnne Trask

    Pollywog Program Coordinator

  • Sheri Branigan

    Pollywog/Family Connections Consultant

  • Juana Estrada

    Pollywog/Family Connections Consultant

  • Constance Adams

    Pollywog Community Alignment Specialist

  • Jose Hernandez

    Pollywog/Family Connections Consultant

  • Sam Rounsavell

    Pollywog Program Assistant

  • Kelly Schell

    Traditional Health Worker

Contact us



The Pollywog offices are located at Linn-Benton Community College.

6500 Pacific Blvd. SW
Luckiamute Building, LM-132
Albany, OR 97321