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 - Online:

Taught by Sara Angel. This program is for parents and their beginning walkers (ages 9 to 18 months), Mondays @ 9:30am beginning on January 4, 2021 for 10 weeks. Cost: FREE for Philomath/Alsea school district, $25 for out of district. Register by contacting Darleen at LBCC,

Join other parents/caregivers in an online class format. Learn about your child’s development through online 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.

Live & Learn with your Toddler - Online:

Taught by Sara Angel. This program is for parents and their toddlers (ages 18 months – 2.5 years old). Wednesdays @ 9:10am beginning on January 6, 2021  for 10 weeks. Cost: Free for Philomath/Alsea School District residents, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting Darleen at LBCC,

Join other parents/caregivers and toddlers in your community for some fun remote interaction time through books, songs, stories and sharing. Get new activities and ideas to try at home. Go on virtual field trips from the comfort and safety of your own home. Learn ways to support your child’s growth and development. Discuss the challenges facing families today and engage in a variety of topics for parents of toddlers. Held in partnership with LBCC-Parenting Education. 

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 – Parenting Education.

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.


DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURES: 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 9/1/15 & 8/31/16 who live in Philomath and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District. Classes are from 8:30am-11:30am and held at Clemens Primary School. Choose between 2 sessions – Tuesday/Thursday OR Wednesday/Friday. Classes will begin in October 6 and end in June.

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 Laura Lundeen at (541) 929-2535 for more information.