Preschool

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Live and Learn with your Preschooler – LBCC Parent Cooperative Preschools

A Pre-School Cooperative for families and their 3, 4 & 5 year olds.  Adults attend evening sessions and assist the teacher in the pre-school lab.  Parents expand their knowledge of parenting, and practice guidance and communication techniques.  Preschool activities foster growth, development and school readiness. In Albany, Corvallis, Halsey, Lebanon, Philomath & Scio. LEARN MORE >>
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Creative Development

A one-day a week art enrichment class with an emphasis on art and creative activities (art, music, movement and dramatic play) to excite the minds of 2-1/2 to 5-year-olds and their parents. We do the messy projects you may not want to do at home. In two 2-hour evening sessions, parents focus on understanding and planning activities that optimize children’s development and discuss parenting and family issues. Class runs for ten weeks. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>
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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen™

Communication and problem-solving skills based on the books How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Liberated Parents, Liberated Children both by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Group discussion, role play, workbook on these topics: Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings; Engaging Cooperation; Alternatives to Punishment; Encouraging Autonomy; Praise; Freeing Children from Roles.  LEARN MORE>>

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The Incredible Years

Build a more cooperative relationship with your child. Learn how to make clear family rules. Prevent behavior problems and learn how to deal with any problems your child has already. Help your child get along with friends and do better in school. Watch video clips to see good and bad ways for parents to act with their children. Learn new ideas and have time to share with other parents. Usually offered as 10 sessions over 10 weeks. Available in English and Spanish. LEARN MORE >>
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Little Acorns Parent Child Class

Little Acorns Parent Child Class offers a nurturing, smaller parenting group that provides developmentally appropriate socializing opportunities for a mixed age group of children, ages 6 months to 3 years. Articles and teacher-led discussion on the topics of child development and parenting with a Waldorf-perspective are also an important part of the 6 or 10 week sessions. LEARN MORE >>
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Make Parenting A Pleasure

Identify your strengths as a parent, take better care of yourself and discover new ways to make parenting easier. Develop a better understanding of your child’s behavior. Learn ways to discipline that fit your child’s age. Class uses activities and video clips and there is plenty of time to talk with other parents. Usually offered as 10 sessions over 10 weeks. Taught in English; also available in Spanish as: Haga de la Paternidad un Placer. LEARN MORE >>
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Haga de la Paternidad un Placer

Culturally adapted from Make Parenting A Pleasure for Spanish speaking families, see description above. LEARN MORE >>

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Nurturing Parenting

Build skills to nurture your child better through empathy and positive communication. Learn about stages of child development so you know why your child behaves the way she does. Explore what types of discipline will work best at different ages, including alternatives to spanking. Course includes ten sessions, each on a different topic, based on the philosophy of nurturing parenting. Sessions can be delivered as a series or as individual workshops. Available in Spanish as Crianza con Cariño.  LEARN MORE>>

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Nurturing Skills for Families

Start class with a questionnaire to assess your parenting beliefs and strengths. Working with participants, the instructor then chooses lessons to meet the group’s needs. Topics include developing expectations based on your child’s age, building empathy and positive communication, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments, alternatives to spanking, deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child’s growing independence, and more. Classes are usually 10 sessions.  Class is sometimes offered just for parents; sometimes it includes a group in which children learn the same ideas through guided activities. Available in Spanish as El Programa de Crianza con Cariño para Padres y Sus Niños LEARN MORE>>

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Raising Your Spirited Child

Is your child MORE—intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic? Do you struggle with daily routines and transitions? Understanding your child’s temperament (and your own) will help both of you work together and thrive. Curriculum based on the book Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.  LEARN MORE>>

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Ready Together

Prepare your 2 – 6 year old child to succeed in school! Build their academic and social skills by using your time together strategically. Learn to help your child build reading readiness and writing skills and stick with a task even when frustrated. Learn how to coach your child to express their feelings, calm down and get along with others by sharing, waiting and taking turns. Be a Ready Parent and raise a Ready Child! Uses The Incredible Years Attentive Parenting curriculum. Usually offered as 6 sessions over 6 weeks. Available in English and Spanish. LEARN MORE>>

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Squishtivities

A fun drop in class held once a month in rural Benton County locations for parents/grandparents and children of any age. This activity-based class shows how playing is learning! LEARN MORE>>

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