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Learn, Grow, Thrive Conference

By Mid-Valley Parenting of Polk County 03/26/15

Mid-Valley Parenting of Polk County is excited to announce that the Learn, Grow, Thrive: Children, Families, and Community Conference will be taking place on Saturday, May 30th on the campus of Western Oregon University in the Werner Building.

The goal of the “Learn, Grow, Thrive: Children, Families & Community” event is to support parents and caregivers by providing an opportunity to LEARN about their young child's development and offer a chance for the parent and child to GROW together. Our desire is to see children and families THRIVE individually, as a family unit and as a part of the entire community. 

The event is organized to include two distinct parts. In the morning, workshops will be offered for parents, caregivers, and child care providers from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There will be a wide variety of sessions offered ranging from how to help your child as they learn to read to strategies on navigating challenging behaviors. Child care will be available during this time. Lunch will be included for guests and presenters at no charge. In the afternoon, we will celebrate together with positive, family friendly activities for parents, caregivers and children to enjoy together!

If you are interested in presenting a workshop or participating in the afternoon Build Family Fun Activity and Resource Fair please click here to view the application. If you have any questions please email smith.heather@co.polk.or.us

Upcoming Events

Mar. 27, 2015

Red Hen and Fox Puppet Show

(Located in Polk County)

Mar. 27, 2015

Movie Night

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 1, 2015

Heartsaver Classes

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 3, 2015

Dallas community play group

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 4, 2015

Healthy Families Fun Walk

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 9, 2015

Living well diabetes management

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 9, 2015

Swindell resource center workshop

(Located in Polk County)

Apr. 11, 2015

Central School District Kindergarten Registration Fair

(Located in Polk County)


What Others are Saying

The environment was always positive.
I learned new strategies and techniques for parenting.
I liked it a lot, hearing from other moms is good.
I liked talking about real situations.
I am learning to be more centered on helping my child learn rather than disciplining to punish. ~Mom of a 3 year old
I like everything about the class it was fun and very helpful.
It was great for me! I already see a difference right away!
I liked the support and adult time. Also, I have been held more accountable for my own actions and it has made her (2 year old daughter) become more patient with me as I am more patient with her.
I liked everything; from acting out role plays to talking with others. It impacted my daughter a lot, now she is playing and learning a lot.
I use the skills I learned in group to help me when it gets hard.
I liked the spread of six weeks to focus and reflect week by week.
I now take more time to care for myself so I can be less stressed and figure out motives behind certain behaviors.