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: Nodabi Morales-Santos at nodabi.srf@ruralfamilies.org, (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 first Wednesday of the month, January 9, February 6 and March 6 at the Alsea Pups Preschool, 11:45am- 12:45pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included.  

Monroe Classes—call Janeece Cook at (541) 829-1349 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 first Tuesday of the month, January 8, February 5 and March 5 at the Monroe Community Library, 11:00am-12:00pm (after Story Time). Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in partnership with the Monroe Community Library.

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

Live & Learn with Your Toddler – This 10 week class is for parents and their toddlers and provides information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Tuesdays, January 8 – March  12, 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– 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, January 9 – March 13, 9:30am-11:20am, 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.

Make Parenting a Pleasure! This 10 week class is for families with children 0-8. Do you want to stress less and have more fun as a parent? You can learn new skills in a group setting: Positive parenting skills, self-care & ways to manage stress and how to talk to & interact better with your children. Thursdays, January 17-March 21, 6:00pm-7:30pm, dinner served at 5:30pm.  Held at Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath. COST: $30 each/$45 per family, with dinner and childcare provided. Please register and reserve your childcare space by contacting Laura at laura.srf@ruralfamilies.org or (541) 929-2535. Taught by PK McCoy and held in partnership with LBCC – Parenting Success Network.

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,  December 12, January 9, February 13 and March 13. 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.