Classes

Parenting classes are opportunities for parents, caregivers, or anybody who wants new ideas on raising children. Classes are curriculum based and meet one night per week. Parents Place offers several different classes to cover different aspects of raising children. Certificates of completion are awarded at the final session of the class if attendance and payment have been satisfied. The fee for our classes is $20 per week per person or $25 per week per couple but it can be adjusted if needed. Childcare is available at no extra charge-Currently unavailable due to a lack of space for parents and children.

Children in Between is $40. No scholarships or childcare available.

Ready for Kindergarten is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the United Way of Cowlitz County and The Red Hat thrift store. 

Please fill out the Parents Place Class Registration Form and contact us to attend a class.

Please contact us if there is a class you wish to attend but is not being offered at the moment and we will try to fit it into the schedule as soon as possible.

Classes You Can Sign Up For Now

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!®-5wks.: Techniques covered are appropriate for children of all ages. Week 1 is about ending arguing and whining. Week 2 is Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say. Week 3 talks about avoiding power struggles. Week 4 covers setting limits. Week 5 gives you ideas on what to do when you don't know what to do. Starts Tuesday October 12 from 6-8pm. 
 
Bringing Back the Dads: 12wk. class for fathers with an open DCYF dependency case who are working on getting their children out of the system. Contact your DCYF caseworker to request a referral to this class. 
 
Virtual Strengthening Families 10-14: Free 7wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs. old. Each session covers two evenings per week – the Youth session on Wednesdays at 4:00pm and the Parent and Family sessions on Thursdays at 6:00pm. The total family commitment is 14 evenings. Youth sessions begin on October 6 and continue on the following Wednesdays. The Parents and Family sessions begin on October 7 and continue the following Thursdays. Youth will join in the Family sessions at 7:15pm on Thursdays. Contact Ramona Leber by calling 360-261-3971 or email Ramona.leber@cni.net in order to register or get more information. Please register by Tuesday September 28, 2021.
 
Ready for Kindergarten 0-1 Fall Session: This online workshop is for people with children born between 9-1-20 and 8-31-21. Give your child the best start on their 1st day of school. Receive a Ready Tool Kit and learn how to use it 10min. a day every day until your child starts kindergarten to prepare them for school success. Go to https://www.readyforkindergarten.org/parentsplace/schedule to enroll in the workshop. Free, thanks to the generosity of United Way of Cowlitz County and The Red Hat thrift store. 
 
Ready for Kindergarten 1-2 Fall Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-19 and 8-31-20.
 
Ready for Kindergarten 2-3 Fall Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-18 and 8-31-19.
 
Ready for Kindergarten 3-4 Fall Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-17 and 8-31-18.
 
Ready for Kindergarten 4-5 Fall Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-16 and 8-31-17.
 
Children in Between Online or In Person: For people filing a parenting plan or who want info. on co-parenting. Meets the state requirement of a 4hr. parenting class on the effects of divorce/separation on children. Call 360-414-9212 to schedule an in-person class. $40. No childcare available. Go to online.divorce-education.com to take it online. Price varies by state and county. The online class requires the case number to print the certificate of completion.  
 
The Incredible Years Babies: Free 12 week class for parents of children aged 0-12 months. Help your baby feel safe, secure, and loved while encouraging positive physical and language development. There will be a free baby memory book, safety tips, strategies for maintaining a predictable routine, and much more. Offered by Columbia Wellness. Call 360-353-9606 or email Care@columbiawell.org for dates and times or to sign up.
 
The Incredible Years Toddlers: Free 12+ week parent class for parents of children over 12 months of age. Topics include strengthening parent-child bond and attachment, encouraging toddlers' physical and language development, strategies to establish predictable routines, and other parenting tips. Offered by Columbia Wellness. For more information or to register for class, go to  https://thecareprojectapp.com
 
The Incredible Years Basic: Free 18-20 week class for parents of children aged 2-8. Topics include communication skills, importance of play, problem solving, etc. Offered by Columbia Wellness. Call 360-353-9606 or email Care@columbiawell.org for dates and times or to sign up.
 
Love and Logic Online: Learn techniques to reduce the whining and arguing and increase personal responsibility in children. $99. Add $25 if you need a certificate. If you are taking this class to satisfy a court requirement, verify with the court that the online version is valid before you invest time and money. www.loveandlogic.com/collections/parents
 

Curriculums Available But Not Offered Right Now

Active Parenting The First 5 Years: 4wk. class for people raising children 5yrs. old and younger. Wk.1: Ages and Stages, parenting styles, offering choices, building a bond, feelings, the importance of play, and self-care. Wk. 2: Brain development, child safety, age appropriate discipline techniques, rules, and routines. Wk. 3: Choice and consequence, temper tantrums, and encouragement. Wk. 4: Preparing for school success, encouraging independence, and the power of family. No childcare available. Next class date: 9-9-21 through 9-30-21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 
 
Battles, Hassles, Tantrums, and Tears: A 4wk. class on adult anger, children's anger, tantrums and what to do about it. Wk. 1: Conflict management styles and C.H.O.I.C.E.S to handle conflict. Wk. 2: Overcoming self-defeating messages and appropriate discipline. Wk. 3: The anger cycle, calming techniques, and tantrums. Wk. 4: Problem solving and communication. No childcare available. Next class date: 9-14-21 through 10-5-21from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 
 
Self-Esteem: A Family Affair: This 8wk. class will help develop confidence in your abiltiy to parent. Learn how to communicate clearly to get your needs met and to meet the needs of your children. Reject toxic messages in a way that respects yourself and the person who said it. Class starts Thursday July 1 6-8pm. 
 
Love and Logic: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Pasts- New 6wk. class specifically designed for people working with children who have experienced trauma and/or loss. Great for parents(birth, foster, adoptive), teachers, school counselors, etc. Class will take place on Thursdays at 6:00pm. No childcare is available at the moment. $20 per week + a one time $15 for the workbook. The fee for the book is due the first day of class and the book is required to attend class. Dates offered: Thursday, March 11, 2021 - Thursday, April 15, 2021.
 
Kalama Ready for Kindergarten 2-3,3-4,4-5 Winter Session: For families in the Kalama School District Only: For families with children born between 9-1-14 and 8-31-17. Go to https://www.readyforkindergarten.org/parentsplace/schedule to enroll in the class. Free thanks to the generosity of the United Way of Cowlitz County. 
 
Growing Up Again- 6wk. class for people raising any age children. Expectant parents are encouraged to attend. This class goes back through your childhood to help you heal where your parents' poor parenting impacted you. For people who had a wonderful childhood, this class shows you how and why you should repeat the good things your parents did with your own children.
 
Active Parenting Today: A 6wk. class for people raising children ages 4yrs. old and up. This class focuses on family communication and family problem solving.

Love and Logic at Child and Adolescent Clinic: 4wk. class for families raising children of any age. Learn how to reduce conflict and instill responsibility in children. Offered by Child and Adolescent Clinic. You do not need to be a patient of the clinic to attend. The class is available to anybody interested in the information. Free. Call 360-577-1771 ex. 271 to sign up. Dates offered: January 2021.

Love and Logic at CAP: CAP is offering a 6wk. Love and Logic class on Wednesdays. They have morning and afternoon sessions available. Morning session is 9am to 10:30am. Afternoon is 1:30pm to 3pm. Enrollment is ongoing. Start at anytime. $10 materials fee. No childcare available. Call Jani at 360-425-3430 ex. 264 to sign up. 

Strengthening Families 10-14 in Kelso: Class open to any family with children ages 10-14yrs. old. 8wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth. Childcare provided for younger children. Free with dinner included. Class will be held at Journey Christian School 95 Garden st Lexington (Kelso) 98626. You do not need to be enrolled at that school or a member of the church to attend Strengthening Families. Contact Ramona at sfpwsucowlitz@hotmail.com 360-261-3971 to sign up. Starts Thursday March 26, 2021 at 6pm. 

The Incredible Years School AgeBasics: For families with children 6-12yrs. old. Free 14wk. class with dinner and childcare provided. Parents learn and practice hands-on parenting techniques every week. Classes held at St. Helens Elementary School 431 27th ave Longview, WA 98632. Contact Huyen Truong at 360-355-3142 or huyen.truong@esd112.org to sign-up. Classes start Tuesday February 4, 2021 from 5:30-8pm.

Strengthening Families 10-14 at Monticello Middle School: 1225 28th Ave. Longview. Free 8wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs. old. Dinner and childcare provided for younger chldren. Parents/caregivers and youth must attend together. Contact Ramona at sfpwsucowlitz@hotmail.com 360-261-3971 to sign up. Starts Tuesday October 8, 2020 at 6pm. 

Strengthening Families 10-14 in Woodland: Free 8wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs. old. Dinner and childcare provided for younger chldren. Parents/caregivers and youth must attend together. Contact Ramona Leber at sfpwsucowlitz@hotmail.com or 360-261-3971. Starts Thursday April 11, 2021 at 6pm.

Strengthening Families 10-14 in Castle Rock: Free 8wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs. old. Dinner and childcare provided for younger chldren. Parents/caregivers and youth must attend together. Contact Ramona at sfpwsucowlitz@hotmail.com or 360-261-3971. Starts Monday April 15, 2021 at 6pm.

Strengthening Families 10-14 Longview: Free 8wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their youth ages 10-14yrs. old. Dinner and childcare provided for younger chldren. Parents/caregivers and youth must attend together. Contact Ramona at sfpwsucowlitz@hotmail.com 360-261-3971 to sign up. Classes held at Longview Community Church 2323 Washington Way Longview, WA 98632. Returning later this year.

Strengthening Families 3-11: This is a 14 week class for families raising children ages 3-11 years old. Parents learn techniques to improve their parenting. Children learn techniques to follow directions better, communicate better, avoid making poor decisions, and more. Families work together each week during the family session. Class is held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at 312  1st  Avenue SW Castle Rock, WA 98611. Parents and children MUST attend together. Free with dinner, childcare, and prizes included. Contact Dianne Swanson at (360) 636-0530 or email her at dianneswanson@msn.com for more info. or to sign-up. 

 

Upcoming Classes

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 6:00pm
This 4wk. class covers adult anger, children's anger, calming techniques, discipline, and more. Wk. 1 talks about conflict resolution styles and 7 ways to handle conflict. Wk. 2 covers self-defeating messages and discipline. Wk. 3 discusses anger, tantrums, and calming techniques. Wk. 4 wraps it all up with communication skills and how to start making changes in your family. 
Thu, 09/30/2021 - 6:00pm
This 4wk. class is for people with children birth to 5yrs. old in their life. Wk. 1 covers ages and stages, parenting styles, building the bond, the importance of play, and self-care. Wk. 2 covers brain development, child safety, rules, routines, and age appropriate discipline techniques. Wk. 3 focuses on age appropriate consequences, tantrums, and encouragement. Wk. 4 wraps it up with more brain development, school readiness, and the importance of family. 
Tue, 10/05/2021 - 6:00pm
This 4wk. class covers adult anger, children's anger, calming techniques, discipline, and more. Wk. 1 talks about conflict resolution styles and 7 ways to handle conflict. Wk. 2 covers self-defeating messages and discipline. Wk. 3 discusses anger, tantrums, and calming techniques. Wk. 4 wraps it all up with communication skills and how to start making changes in your family. 
Wed, 10/06/2021 - 4:00pm
This class is offered to the youth who have parents/caregivers signed up for the Parent sessions on Thursdays. Youth only meet on this night and will join their parents/caregivers in the Family session on Thursdays. Optional orientation on Thursday September 30, 2021. Youth session uses fun activities to help youth understand the parent's point of view, the importance of rules, and peer resistance skills. Register by Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by calling or texting 360-261-3971 or emailing ramona.leber@cni.net . 
Thu, 10/07/2021 - 6:00pm
Free 7wk. class for parents/caregivers AND their 10-14yr. olds. Parents/caregivers and youth MUST attend together. Parent session reminds parents what it is like to be a youth, discusses communication skills, and ways to encourage positive behavior. Youth will join in at 7:15pm for the Family session. Families work together in the family session to build on these skills and have fun. Optional orientation on Thursday September 30, 2021.Register by Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by calling or texting 360-261-3971 or emailing ramona.leber@cni.net .