Classes & Workshops in Philomath

Summer Fun!

Playdate in the Park! Come and play with Sarah at the Philomath City Park, 231 S. 23rd St., this summer. Bring your kids and join in on the fun, Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:00am. Questions? Email Sarah at sarah.srf@ruralfamilies.org

2024-25 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, day/time TBD at Clemens Primary School, RM 153, for 10 weeks. Instructor Mandy Prestenbach, held in collaboration with LBCC Parenting Ed Dept.

Fall term classes begin September 23-December 5.

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.

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”). Day/time TBD at Clemens Primary School, RM 153, Instructor Sarah Nelson

Fall term classes begin September 23-December 5.

Cost: $30. 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, Day/time TBD at Clemens Primary School, RM 153,  Cost: $30. Join SRF instructor Jen Goodenough as she helps you learn more about the development of your child.

Fall term classes begin September 23-December 5.

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 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!

Wednesday, June 12 – Oobleck
Put constarch solution and water in a tray and prepare for a sensory sensation! We provide the materials and a space to make the mess, kids discover and squish and play. Leave the cleanup to us.

Wednesday, July 10 – Giant Bubble Wands
Kids get to build their own giant bubble wand and play away!

NO SQUISHTIVITIES IN AUGUST

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.

Next Steps Kindergarten Readiness

These part-time pre-kindergarten classes that are for children born between 9/1/19 & 8/31/20 who live in Philomath and will be going to kindergarten in the Philomath School District during the 2025-26 school year.
 
Please call the SRF office (541) 929-2535 to get your child on the interest list and for more information.
 

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.