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 third Wednesday of the month (except March),  March 13, April 17, May 15 and June 19 at the Alsea Pups Preschool, 11:45am- 12:45pm. Cost: FREE. Snack included.  

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

Healthy Sprouts – This kindergarten-readiness class is for parents along with children ages 3-5 (younger children welcome).  Julie from LPI- Healthy Young Program will lead families in stories, songs, outdoor play, crafts and a healthy lunch. Each class includes a group-selected parent discussion. Held Tuesdays, April 2- May 7, 10:30am-12:30pm at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N. 5th Street. Pre-registration required. Call the SRF office at (541) 929-2535 or online: http://bit.ly/2tqZHDF

Held in partnership with Monroe Community Library & OSU Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program.

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 Thursday of the month, March 14 and April 11 at the Monroe Community Library, 11:00am-12:00pm (after Baby 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, April 2 – June 4, 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, April 3 – June 5, 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.

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,  March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12. 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.