Classes in Philomath - ALL SRF Programs will follow Philomath School District COVID guidelines.

Live & Learn

A 10-week course for parents and children on information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting the children’s development. Opportunities for parents to discuss parenting topics, meet other parents, and join in activities with the children.

For Spring 2022 classes, we will be following Philomath School District COVID regulations.

Live & Learn with your Toddler:

This program is for parents and their toddlers (1 and 2 years old), Mondays from 9:30am-11:30am beginning on March 28, 2022 for 10 weeks. (NO CLASS ON 5/28)

Cost: $25 for Philomath/Alsea school district, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting Tracy, tracy.srf@ruralfamilies.org or at 541-929-2535. This class will be held in person at Clemens Primary School in classroom 153.

Join other parents/caregivers in this class to learn about your child’s development through discussions and simple at-home activities. Learn best practices and discuss parenting topics surrounding baby development and care. Held in partnership with LBCC-Parenting Education.

Philomath Baby Class:

This program is for parents/caregivers and their babies (newborns to “wobblers”), Fridays from 1:00pm-3:00pm beginning on April 5, 2022 for 10 weeks. (NEW DAY AND TIME!)

Cost: $30. Register by contacting Tracy, tracy.srf@ruralfamilies.org or 541-929-2535. This class will be held in person at Clemens Primary School in classroom 153. Instructor: Sunny Bennett

Join other parents/caregivers in this class to learn about your baby’s development through discussions and simple at-home activities. Learn best practices and discuss parenting topics surrounding baby development and care.

Making Parenting a Pleasure

This is a 10-week course is best for parents/caregivers of children ages 10 to 18. Do you want to stress less and have more fun as a parent? This class can help! Learn how to take care of yourself during the demands of parenting, ways to talk and interact better with your family and techniques for disciplining your kids in a positive way.

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm beginning on March 29, 2022 for 10 weeks, with dinner served at 5:30pm. Free dinner and childcare provided. This class will be held in person at Philomath Middle School. Instructor: Al Krug

Cost: $30 per person/ $45 per family. Please register ahead of time and let us know if you will need childcare. Contact Tracy, tracy.srf@ruralfamilies.org or 541-929-2535. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING ALL PHILOMATH SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID GUIDELINES.

This class is held in collaboration with Strengthening Rural Families,  Linn Benton Community College – Parenting Success Network, with funding provided by Oregon Department of Human Services.

Squishtivities

Squishtivities is on hold for right now!

Create, play, and learn with sensory play, exploration and crafts. This program promotes the parent-child relationships and results in growth in creativity, individuality, cooperative play, problem solving and more! For parents and/or caregivers and children of any age (adults must attend with their youth).

Held in collaboration in the Philomath Community Library.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness

These part-time pre-kindergarten classes that are for children born between 9/1/17 & 8/31/18 who live in Philomath and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District during the 2023-24 school year.
 

You are required to pre-register for Next Steps, please call the Strengthening Rural Families office at (541) 929-2535 to register. You will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and current immunization records for our records, so please be prepared. (We can take a copy of the birth certificate here.) If you do not have your child’s birth certificate, please order one now.

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. One of the requirements of attending these free classes is that you live in the Philomath School District and your child will be going to kindergarten at a Philomath School. 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.

Mindful Movement

Offered for school-age youth. Our sessions engage the 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, we are working on setting up virtual or outside, physically distanced classes. Please check back or call the SRF office at (541) 929-2535 for more information.