Recent News

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:32pm

Parents Place is offering two classes in September. Active Parenting the 1st 5yrs. starts on Thursday September 9, 2021 from 6-8pm. This 4wk. class is for people with children birth to age 5yrs. old in their life. Ages and stages, brain development, age appropriate discipline techniques and more are covered in this class. Battles, Hassles, Tantrums, and Tears starts on Tuesday September 14, 2021from 6-8pm. This is a 4wk. class on adult anger, children's anger, calming techniques, discipline, and more. The fee for our classes is $20 per week individually, $25 as a couple. This can be adjusted, just ask. We do not have childcare available due to a lack of space for both parents and children. Infants too young to walk are welcome in class. Contact us by phone at 360-414-9212, text (360) 360-6761, Messenger at Parents Place Updates, or email with any questions. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 11:44am

This is an older class but relevant for today's world. Children and their parents are too dependent on social media to determine their self-worth. Also, as we re-enter society after the pandemic, this class can refresh your face-to-face communication skills. Learn how to be comfortable with yourself, gain confidence in your ability to parent, learn respectful ways to reject toxic messages, and more. Class starts Thursday June 17 from 6-8pm. Contact us at 360-414-9212 for more information or to sign up. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:53pm

The Spring session of Ready for Kindergarten is open for enrollment. Give your child the best start on their 1st day of school by receiving a Ready Tool Kit and learning how to use it 10min. a day every day until your child starts kindergarten to prepare them for school success. This is a self-directed online class made free thanks to the generosity of United Way of Cowlitz County. This class is for families with children born between 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2020.

This class is currently being offered between 3/16/21 - 4/16/21. Go to to enroll in the class.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:11pm

The Cowlitz Community Network recently received a $60,000 grant to increase childcare capacity in the local area. In order to properly assess the quality of childcare and to improve these services, the Cowlitz Community Network is looking for families to complete a survey asking about their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes regarding childcare in the Cowlitz area. This survey is intended for parents/caregivers within Cowlitz County. Below is a link to their survey:

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:29am

The Cowlitz County Early Learning Coalition is hosting it's 3rd annual Celebration of Children event from April 12-17th! The Celebration of Children is a week long event focused on celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and our community.

What activities are involved?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a one-day event like in the past years. This year, families will be provided with "Grab and Go" bags filled with community information for parents and fun activities for children! Information about pickup locations and times are not solidified yet.

During the Week of the Young Child, April 12-17th, children and families can join the Celebration of Children 2021 by posting photos, comments, and videos to the Celebration of Children Cowlitz County Facebook page to share with the rest of the community while also giving them a chance to win giveaway prizes!

Email or visit if you have any questions about the upcoming event.