Toddler

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Live and Learn with Your Wobbler

For parents and their beginning walkers, approximately 9 mos. to 18 mos.  Participate with your “wobbler” in songs and games, meet other parents in the community, and discuss the latest ideas about how to support the expanding growth of your child’s first year. Parents with babies this age may also take the Live and Learn with Baby class.  If your baby is a competent walker, sign-up for Live and Learn with Toddlers/Twos or Parents and Toddlers Together. Meets for 2 hours one day a week, for ten weeks. Families can join at anytime if space is available. LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with your Toddler

This 10-week class is for parents and their toddlers, and provides information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting children’s development. Meets for 2 hours one day a week, for ten weeks.  Families can join at anytime if space is available. In Philomath. LEARN MORE >>

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Parents and Toddlers Togethermombaby_drawing

For parents and toddlers to 2-year olds. Information, activities, songs and games focused on promoting toddler’s health and fitness. Learn fun and easy ways to support your child’s development, and discuss the challenges of parenting toddlers. In Corvallis.  LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with Toddlers/Twos

Join other parents and their 1- to 3-year-old for stories, music, painting, play dough and more. Parent discussions this term will focus on temperament and the role it plays in behavior. Help your child gain confidence and skills to prepare for preschool. All while building a community of support and lifelong friends for you and your child. Parents and children meet weekly for 1.5 hours for 10 weeks. Parents discuss parenting topics in class and attend three evening parent-only nights to extend parent education topics. In Albany.  LEARN MORE >>

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Live and Learn with Your Two Year Old

Join your child in play, songs, and movement! In this 10 week class, two-year-olds and their parents participate in age-appropriate activities and learn how music and movement can benefit children’s development. Parents discuss parenting topics in class and attend three evening parent-only nights to extend parent education topics.  In Corvallis.  LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with Children

Parents through age 26 and their young children (infant to 3-years-old) learn and play together.  Discuss ways to support your child growth and development and the challenges of parenting.   Sort through parenting ideas and information so that you can become the parent you want to be.  Meets for 2 hours one day a week, for ten weeks.  Families can join at anytime if space is available. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with Your Child – for Teen Parents

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Offered by special arrangement with school districts for pregnant and parenting teen moms and dads. This class includes some parent-child time and some parent-only instruction. Class focuses on understanding child development, learning effective parenting skills, stress management and building a support network. Class can be designed to meet the needs of the school district and can be offered for credit. 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. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>
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Sign with your Baby

Learn how to teach your infant (up to 16 mos.) to communicate with you using sign language.  Eight week class for parents and babies. In Corvallis. 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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Nurturing Parentingmomsonbuild

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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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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