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:  POSITION OPEN – APPLY HERE (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, December 18, January 15,  February 19 and March 18 at the brand new Alsea Pups Preschool, 178 S. 3rd Street, from 11:45am- 12:45pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included.  

ALSEA PUPS PRESCHOOL. Alsea Pups Preschool is for children ages 2 1/2  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 2 1/2 and 5. Tuition is on a sliding scale. Please call Ms. Mirium  at the Alsea Pups Preschool (541) 487-3106 to get a registration packet or for more information.

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 Monday of the month, after Story Time. December  2, January 6, February 3 and March 2 at 11:30am at the Monroe Community Library. 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 –  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, January 6 – March 16,  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 –  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, January 8 – March 18,  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 8 – March 18, 12:30pm-2:20pm, held at Clemens Primary School, Rm #146, 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 Sara Angel.

Make Parenting a Pleasure – This 10 week class is best for parents with children ages 5-12. Instructor PK MCoy 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. Held Thursdays, January 16 – March 19,  5:30pm-7:30pm, at Clemens Primary School Library. This class series includes free dinner, free childcare and free children’s books. Cost: $30 each/$45 per family. Please email Laura to register and reserve your childcare spot.

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 11, January 8, February 17 and March 16 from 10:30am—11:30am (following Story Time) at the Philomath Community Library. Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in collaboration with the Philomath Community Library.

Squishtivities – BEDTIME EDITION – Pajamas welcome! Held once a month for parents and/or caregivers and children of any age, (adults must attend with their youth.) Relax before bedtime, create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration & crafts. Held monthly, on the third Monday of the month,  December 16, January 20, February 12 and March 11 starting at 6:30pm, following Story Time, at the Philomath Community Library. Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in collaboration with the Philomath Community Library.

Parenting Game Changer Take the middle school years from AWKWARD to AWESOME. This free evening workshop is for parents of ‘tween’-agers. Instructor Brian MacInnes will help parents learn ways to help improve communication, better understand their youth’s developmental ages/stages and better define parent/youth roles in the family. Held Wednesday, January 29,  6:00pm-7:30pm, at the Philomath Middle School Library. Workshop includes free dinner at 5:30pm, and free childcare/study space. Cost: FREE. Please contact Laura to register.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness 2019-20 classes. REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 2019-20. DETAILS:  These classes will be provided free of charge using Philomath School District funds, Kindergarten Partnership Innovation (KPI) funding from the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Early Learning Hub and coordinated by Strengthening Rural Families. Requirements of attending these free classes is that you live in the Philomath School District, your child must be born between 9/1/14 & 8/31/15 and will be going to kindergarten at a Philomath School.

Classes are held at Clemens Primary School -2 sessions – Morning: 8:15am – 11:15am OR Afternoon: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. School starts on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and ends on June 4, 2020, with breaks between quarters.

If you have a child who fits the registration requirements, please call the SRF office (541) 929-2535. If you live out of the Philomath School District, and don’t have an older child already in the district, you will not qualify for this program.

Santiam Canyon Class – Daniela at (503) 897-0987 to register

Nurturing Parenting ABC’s*NEW CLASS* This 8 week class is best for parents with children 0-10. Instructor Brian MacInnes 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, January 21 – March 10,  5:30pm-7:30pm, at Santiam Canyon Early Learning Center. This class series includes free dinner, free childcare and free children’s books. Cost: FREE. Please contact Daniela to register and save your childcare spot: (503) 897-0987 or by email at daniela.srf@ruralfamilies.org. In partnership with LBCC – Parenting Success Network.

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.