Classes & Workshops in Philomath

FALL 2022

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 (2 years old), Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:50am beginning on September 27, 2022 for 10 weeks.

Cost: $30 for Philomath/Alsea school district, $74 for out of district. Register by contacting Jennifer, or at 541-929-2535. This class will be held in person in Philomath.

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 / Wobbler Class:

This program is for parents/caregivers and their babies (newborns to “wobblers”), DAY AND TIME TBD

Cost: $30. Please contact Jennifer if you are interested in this class, or 541-929-2535. This class will be held in person in Philomath, location TBD.

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.

Abriendo Puertas

Impartido en espanol. para las familias con Niños de 0 a 12 años de edad. Instructora: Rosa Plasencia

  •  Cene con otros padres de niños pequeños y hable sobre su papel como primer maestro de su hijo.
  • Aprenda a apoyer a sus hijos en la escuela entendiendo como crecen y se desarrollan para obtener lo mejor para sus hijos.
  • Aprenda nuevas ideas para la disciplina, apoyando las habilidades de lectura y matemáticas.

Miercoles, 6:00pm-8:00pm septiembre 28, 2022. 10 sesiones. Cena proporcionada por SRF a las 5:30pm. Ubicación: Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th Street, Philomath. 

Llame Jennifer al 541-929-2535 or para registrarse y para obtener más información. Cena gratis y cuidado do niños en el lugar.

Esta clase se ofrece en asociacián con Parenting Success Network y Strengthening Rural Families

Strengthening Families class

This is a 10-week course is best for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 12 to 15. Learn what it means to be a resilient parent who can identify your own strengths and the strengths of your developing adolescent. Build family strengths together and identify how to connect socially and emotionally with your youth. Help them build healthy relationships with adults and their peers. Understand how parents and youth both develop and change and how to find support and build confidence in the midst of some of the normal and common challenges you face.

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm beginning on September 29, 2022 for 10 weeks, (no class 11/24), with dinner served at 5:30pm. Free dinner and childcare provided. This class will be held in person at Philomath Middle School. Instructors: PK McCoy & Nina Petrovich

Cost: $30 per person/ $45 per family. Please register ahead of time and let us know if you will need childcare. Contact Jennifer, or 541-929-2535. We will follow PSD Covid-19 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.


Join Jennifer at the Philomath Community Library, right after Story Time, at 10:45am on:

July 13 for BUBBLES

August 10 for WATER PLAY

September 14 for ROLLING PAINT

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. Please contact Tracy, or the SRF office at (541) 929-2535 for more information.