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.

For Fall 2021 classes, all adults must be vaccinated and wear masks, per Philomath School District 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 September 27, 2021 for 10 weeks.

Cost: $25 for Philomath/Alsea school district, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting us 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 and their babies (newborns to “wobblers”), Mondays from 12:30pm-2:30pm beginning on September 27, 2021 for 10 weeks.

Cost: $25 for Philomath/Alsea school district, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting us 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness

These pre-kindergarten classes that are for children born between 9/1/16 & 8/31/17 who live in Philomath and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District. The schedule is still being coordinated.
 

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.