Strengthening Rural Families Programming

Community Coordinators

Alsea: Mirium Ulm at mirium.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 487-4305

Monroe: Janeece Cook at janeece.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 829-1349

Philomath: Laura Lundeen at laura.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (541) 929-2535

Bilingual Rural Outreach:  (541) 929-2535

Alsea Classes—Mirium at mirium.srf@ruralfamilies.org to register

Squishtivities – Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month, October 16, November 20 and December 18 at the brand new Alsea Pups Preschool, 178 S. 3rd Street, from 11:45am- 12:45pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included.  

STILL ENROLLING FOR ALSEA PUPS PRESCHOOL. Alsea Pups Preschool is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Held at the Alsea School 5 days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8:00am-11:30am and Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00am-3:20pm, September 3, 2019-June 4, 2020. For children between the ages of 3 and 5. Tuition is on a sliding scale. Please call Ms. Mirium (541) 231-3602 to get a registration packet or for more information.

Monroe Classes—call Janeece Cook at (541) 829-1349 to register

Nurturing Parenting ABC’s*NEW CLASS* This 8 week class is best for parents with children 0-10. Instructor Wendy Hoffman will help parents learn what to expect based on your child’s age, understand your child’s feelings and practice positive communication, new ways of looking at discipline, rewards and punishments and deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child’s growing independence. Held Tuesdays, October 1 – November 19,  5:30pm-7:30pm, at Monroe United Methodist Church, Monroe OR 97456. This class series includes free dinner, free childcare and free children’s books. Gift cards for attendance. Cost: FREE. Please contact Janeece to register and save your childcare spot: (541) 829-1349 or by email at janeece.srf@ruralfamilies.org. In partnership with LBCC – Parenting Education.

Squishtivities*NEW TIME* Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly,  on the first Wednesday of the month,  October  2, November 6, and December 4 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Cost: FREE. Hearty snack included. Held in partnership with the Monroe Community Library.

Philomath Classes– Laura Lundeen at (541) 929-2535 to register

Live & Learn with Your Wobbler- *NEW CLASS* This 10 week class is for parents and their beginning walkers (ages 9 – 18 months) and provides information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Mondays, September 30 – December 9,  9:30am-11:20am. $30 for Philomath School District residents/$74 for out of district. Clemens Primary School, Rm #146, Philomath, OR 97370. Please contact Laura to register: (541) 929-2535 or by email laura.srf@ruralfamilies.org. Taught by Sara Angel and held in partnership with LBCC – Parenting Education.

Live & Learn with Your Toddler*NEW DAY* This 10 week class is for parents and their toddlers and provides information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Wednesdays, October 2 – December 11,  9:10am-11:00am. $30 for Philomath School District residents/$74 for out of district. Clemens Primary School, Rm #146, Philomath, OR 97370. Please contact Laura to register: (541) 929-2535 or by email laura.srf@ruralfamilies.org. Taught by Sophie Grow and held in partnership with LBCC – Parenting Education.

Live & Learn with Your Baby*NEW TIME* Your baby is learning! This 10 week class is for parents and their babies. Come join with other families as you prepare for a lifetime of learning. Learn how to support your child’s emotional, physical and intellectual development through songs, activities and group discussions – all while building a community of support and lifelong friends for you and your child. Wednesdays, October 2 – December 11, 12:30pm-2:20pm, held at Clemens Primary School, SRF Common Area, Philomath, OR 97370. Cost $25, with scholarships available.  Please call Family Connections / Pollywog at 541-917-4884 for more information and to register. Provided by LBCC – Parenting Education and taught by Sarah Angel.

NEXT STEPS KINDERGARTEN READINESS: For Philomath School District families. Tuesday/Thursday

Squishtivities – Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month,  October  11, November 13, and December 11, from 10:30am—11:30am (following Story Time). Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in collaboration with the Philomath Community Library.

Mindful Movement: For school-age youth. The tools and skills that the Yoga Calm curriculum nurture provide the resilience and “grit” that more and more educators agree is key to children’s success, both in school and after graduation. But it’s more than just grit. Or attitude. Or a growth mindset. Or leadership skills. It’s emotional intelligence. It’s resources for thriving.

The sessions engage heart, mind and body with a combination of physical skills, social skills games, and mindfulness activities. It helps kids develop emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust, and empathy and provides for a calmer home and more productive school environment. Held throughout the Philomath School District. And TBD @ Monroe Grade School

Adult Dental Van:  For adults 19 years of age or older and without insurance. If you have dental pain or a toothache, but don’t have insurance. Will provide fillings or extractions for those in pain. (This does not include wisdom teeth.) In collaboration with Medical Teams International and Samaritan Health Services. Mobile vans scheduled throughout the county, call SRF office @ (541) 929-2535 for more information.