Classes & Workshops in Philomath

2023-24 Parenting Ed Classes & Workshops

Live & Learn

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

Live & Learn with your Toddler

This program is for parents and their toddlers, up to 2 years old, Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:50am at Clemens Primary School, RM 153, January 9 – March 12, 2024 for 10 weeks. Instructor Mandy Prestenbach, held in collaboration with LBCC Parenting Ed Dept.

Spring term classes begin April 9 – June 4.

Cost: $30 for Philomath/Alsea school district, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting Jennifer, jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org or at 541-929-2535. This class will be held  in Philomath at Clemens Primary School, RM 153. THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITLIST FOR THIS CLASS.

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.

Live & Learn with your Baby

This program is for parents/caregivers and their babies (newborns to “wobblers”). It will be held Fridays from 9:30am-11:00am at Clemens Primary School, RM 153, January 12 – March 15, 2024. Instructor Tamara Ross

Spring term classes begin April 12 – June 7.

Cost: $25. Please contact Jennifer if you are interested in registering for this class, jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org or 541-929-2535.

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.

Threee-Ri-Fic Threes Class

This program is for parents and children, ages 3 & 4, Thursdays from 9:00am-10:50am at Clemens Primary School, RM 153, January 11 – March 14, 2024 for 10 weeks. Cost: $30

Spring term classes begin April 11 – June 6.

Join SRF instructor Jen Goodenough as she helps you learn more about the development of your child.

Our goal is to help your three year old develop socially and emotionally as well as getting used to being in a classroom at Clemens Primary School in preparation for preschool and kindergarten. Children will play/learn at stations, enjoy free play, and practice circle time. Everyone is at different levels of energy, and comfort, so children and adults will enjoy and learn together.

Register by contacting Jennifer, jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org or at 541-929-2535. This class will be held  in Philomath at Clemens Primary School, RM 153.

Parenting Book Club – How to Talk So Your Little Kids Will Listen, Wednesdays, January 31 – March 13, 9:30am – 11:00am, at Imagine Coffee, 5460 Philomath Blvd, Corvallis, OR. FREE.

Please pre-register by contacting Jen by email jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org OR call the SRF office (541) 929-2535.

Read ‘How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen’ by Joanna Faber & Julie King with PK McCoy, MS Early Childhood Educator & Parent Coach, and other parents like yourself who want to learn some positive parenting strategies.

You’ll learn ways to help navigate challenging situations:
What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby…refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the
library…runs rampant in the supermarket?

Organized by common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the
special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.

Books will be provided to participants before the first meeting. You will meet in a casual gathering over the course of the 7 week class to talk about the ideas presented in this book and how they can be applied to your real-life situations.

Brought to you by Strengthening Rural Families in collaboration with LBCC-Parenting Success Network, with funding provided by DELC.

Parenting Workshops

FREE, one-time workshops. Let Jen know what topics you are interested in so she can schedule them. Email her: jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org OR call the SRF office (541) 929-2535.

Squishtivities

Join Jennifer at the Philomath Community Library, right after Story Time, at 10:45am on every 2nd Wednesday of the month!

January 10 – Mystery Watercolor Painting
Using a white crayon, you will draw on paper. After you paint over it with watercolor, your art will appear. Make a prediction and watch the transformation!

February 14 – Wrapping Paper & Card Making
Practice your fine motor skills and creative expression by using ink pads and stamps to create your very own take home paper and greeting cards.

March 13 – Collage Art Creation
Get your fingers ready for some ripping, tearing and cutting! You’ll glue different sized paper shapes to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind collage.

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, with funding from LBCC- Parenting Success Network.

Join Jennifer at the Blodgett Elementary School on the third Friday of the month, from 11:15am – noon, NEW TIME!! Right before school pickup.

January 19 – Mystery Watercolor Painting
Using a white crayon, you will draw on paper. After you paint over it with watercolor, your art will appear. Make a prediction and watch the transformation!

February 16 – Wrapping Paper & Card Making
Practice your fine motor skills and creative expression by using ink pads and stamps to create your very own take home paper and greeting cards.

March 15 – Collage Art Creation
Get your fingers ready for some ripping, tearing and cutting! You’ll glue different sized paper shapes to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind collage.

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).

Brought to you by Strengthening Rural Families, with funding from LBCC- Parenting Success Network.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness

These part-time pre-kindergarten classes that are for children born between 9/1/18 & 8/31/19 who live in Philomath and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District during the 2023-24 school year.
 
Extended for the school year!  Winter term session begins February 12-March 22 and Spring term session will be April 1-May 31.Monday/Wednesday mornings OR Tues/Thurs afternoons. Please call the SRF office (541) 929-2535 to register your child or for more information. There are open slots available.
 

You are required to pre-register for Next Steps, so please call now! 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 funding provided by Strengthening Rural Families and 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. Please contact Tracy, tracy.srf@ruralfamilies.org or the SRF office at (541) 929-2535 for more information.