Classes & Workshops in Philomath

WINTER 2023

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 January 10, 2023 for 10 weeks.

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 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, jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org 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.

Make Parenting a Pleasure

Do you want to stress less and have more fun as a parent? In this class, local families of children, ages birth to 10-years, will explore ways to Make Parenting a Pleasure. Learn how to take care of yourself during the demands of parenting and ways to talk and interact better with your family. Learn techniques for disciplining and guiding your young children in a positive way.

Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm beginning on January 12, 2023 for 10 weeks, with dinner served at 5:30pm. Free dinner and childcare provided. This class will be held in person at Clemens Primary 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, jennifer.srf@ruralfamilies.org 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.

Squishtivities

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

October 12 for Sensory Playdough

November 9 for Button Trees

December 7 for Pine Cones & Feathers

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, tracy.srf@ruralfamilies.org or the SRF office at (541) 929-2535 for more information.