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.

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. 

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

Classes Available at Parents Place 

Children in Between: 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. Brand new curriculum released in 2019. Next class: 1-25-20 from 9am to noon.
 
Battles, Hassles, Tantrums, and Tears: A 4wk. class on parental 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.  Dates offered: 1-22-20, 1-29-20, 2-5-20, 2-12-20. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 
 
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. Dates offered: Thusdays 10am to noon starting January 30. 
 
Ready for Kindergarten 0-1 Winter Session: This class is for people with children born between 9-1-18 and 8-31-19. 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. Enroll by 1-5-20 to ensure a kit is ordered for you. 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. Date offered: 1-17-20 at 10am.
 
Ready for Kindergarten 1-2 Winter Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-17 and 8-31-18. Enroll by 1-12-20 to ensure a kit is ordered for you. Date offered: 1-24-20 at 10am. 
 
Ready for Kindergarten 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 Winter Session: Same as above but for people with children born between 9-1-14 and 8-31-17. Enroll by 12-22-19 to ensure a kit is ordered for you. Date offered: 1-8-20 at 6pm. 
 
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. Enroll by 1-19-20 to ensure a kit is ordered for you. Date offered: 1-28-20 at 6pm. 
 
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. Dates offered: 11-25-19, 12-2-19, 12-9-19, 12-16-19, 12-23-19, 12-30-19.
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. Dates offered: 9-17-19, 9-24-19, 10-1-19, 10-8-19.
Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!®-5wks.: Techniques covered are appropriate for children of all ages. An approach to raising children that provides loving suport from parents while at the same time expecting kids to be respectful. Dates offered: 6-11-19, 6-18-19, 6-25-19, 7-9-19, 7-16-19 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
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. Dates offered: 1-22-19, 1-29-19, 2-5-19, 2-12-19, 2-19-19, 2-26-19 from 6:30-8:30pm

Classes Offered by Other Agencies

  • 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. 
  • The Incredible Years School Age Basics: 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 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 at 6pm. 
  • 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 Monday October 14 at 6pm. 
  • 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: October 2019.
  • 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 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 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. 
  • Children's Home Society is recruiting families for a research study of a parenting class curriculum. Classes are held in Clark Co. Families are paid for 10 sessions of class plus 1 pre-class home visit and 1 post-class home visit. Contact Mindy Davis at Mindy.Davis@chs-wa.org for more information or to sign up.  
  • The Incredible Years: 18wk. class offered by Head Start. Get to know your child, learn positive ways to reduce misbehavior, learn discipline techniques, and teach your child how to manage their behavior. Free with breakfast and childcare included. Call 360-442-2800 to sign up. Returning in the fall.

 

Upcoming Classes

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:00am
Love and Logic created this 6wk. curriculum for people working with children who have experienced trauma and loss. Great class for parents (birth, foster, adoptive) and community professionals. This class is open to everybody. Community professionals might be in the same class as the parents you are working with. 
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 5:30pm
This is a free 14wk. class for families with children ages 6-12yrs. old. Dinner and childcare provided. Parents/Caregivers learn by video, reading, lecture, group activities, and hands-on practice every week. Class meets 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. 
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 9:00am
CAP is offering a 6wk. Love and Logic class. $10 materials fee. No childcare. Morning session is from 9am to 10:30am. Call Jani at 360-425-3430 ex. 264 to sign up. 
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 1:30pm
CAP is offering a 6wk. Love and Logic class. $10 materials fee. No childcare. Afternoon session is 1:30pm to 3pm. Call Jani at 360-425-3430 ex. 264 to sign up. 
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 6:30pm
This is a new curriculum designed specifically for people working with children who have experienced trauma and loss. Great for parents, foster parents, people considering adoption, teachers, school counselors, etc.