Classes in Philomath

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.

Classes offered:

Live & Learn with your Wobbler:

This program is for parents and their beginning walkers (ages 9 to 18 months), and is held in partnership with LBCC-Parenting Education. Classes are already in session and will run until March 16, 2020. Check back for more information.

Live & Learn with your Toddler:

Taught by Sophie Grow and held in partnership with LBCC.

Live & Learn with your Baby:

Your baby is learning! Come join with other families and prepare for a lifetime of learning. Learn how to support your child’s emotional, physical and intellectual development. Provided by LBCC.

Making Parenting a Pleasure

This is a 10-week course for parents of children ages 0 to 12.  This class is for parents wanting to enhance their skills in coping with the stresses of parenting, communication and learning about child development and positive discipline techniques- and it’s a great way to get to know other parents.


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).

  • The second Wednesday of the month after Story Time at the Philomath Community Library.
  • Cost: FREE. Hearty snack included.

Held in collaboration in the Philomath Community Library.

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.

  •  The third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., following Story Time, at the Philomath Community Library. 
  • Cost: FREE. Snack included. Held in collaboration with the Philomath Community Library.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness

These pre-kindergarten classes that are for children born between 9/1/14 & 8/31/15 and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District. Classes are held at Clemens Primary School and there are 2 sessions – Morning: 8:15am – 11:15am OR Afternoon: 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Classes began on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and will end on June 4, 2020, with breaks between quarters.

You will be required to pre-register for Next Steps, call the Strengthening Rural Families office at (541)929-2535 to register. We 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 
  • TBD at Monroe Grade School

To register for any of the classes listed above, please call Laura Lundeen at 541-929-2535.