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Learn, Grow, Thrive Conference Registration is OPEN

By Mid-Valley Parenting 04/17/15

We are so excited to announce that registration for this year's Learn, Grow, Thrive Conference on the campus of Western Oregon University is now open!

Haga click aquí información en Español. Registro in Espanol haga click aquí.

Learn, Grow, Thrive is a FREE conference that is for parents, guardians, child care providers, and early learning professionals throughout the state. It will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 9am to 3pm. 

The morning will consist of a keynote address from Linda Craven, Early Childhood Professor at Western Oregon University, and workshops focused on literacy, child development, special needs, parenting skills, early learning, and kindergarten readiness. FREE child care will be provided during the morning for children 18 months to 8 years (space is limited). Translation will be provided throughout the conference.

After the workshops there will be a FREE lunch for all participants!

In the afternoon there will be Build Family Fun Activity and Resource Fair where families will enjoy a variety of activities while connecting with resources with giveaways! If your organization would like to be part of the Build Family Fun Activity and Resource Fair please click here to have access to the application. Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, May 1st.

The afternoon will also consist of continued workshops and a Playworks training for individuals that work with school-aged children from 1-4pm. To learn more about what Playworks can do to improve play, learning, and reduce bullying click here.

To register in English click here

Upcoming Events

Apr. 29, 2015

Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training

(Located in Lincoln County)

May. 2, 2015

Heartsaver Classes

(Located in Polk County)

May. 7, 2015

Dallas community play group

(Located in Polk County)

May. 30, 2015

Learn, Grow Thrive Conference

(Located in Polk County)

Jun. 19, 2015

Heartsaver Classes

(Located in Polk County)

Jun. 27, 2015

Car Seat Check-Up

(Located in Polk County)

Jul. 22, 2015

Heartsaver Classes

(Located in Polk County)

Aug. 22, 2015

Car Seat Check-Up

(Located in Polk County)


What Others are Saying

Learning to communicate with my child was the most helpful. I'm more patient and I talk to my child more.
I liked getting different experiences from other people and using the concepts in my everyday life.
I now take more time to care for myself so I can be less stressed and figure out motives behind certain behaviors.
I liked the toolbox and I liked thinking about what I want for my children down the road.
Attending the group as one of the best things I've ever done and I enjoyed it. I wish it wasn't over already.
The parent educators did not tell us what to do and helped us with skills to make our own decisions
I liked hearing the different views of other parents.
The instructors very knowledgeable and put information in a fashion that was familiar and personable.
I liked the other parents' shared experiences and discussing effective tools.
I liked understanding what my goals are for me and my child. I liked learning different strategies with the toolbox. I have become more positive and I'm really trying to understand my daughter.
I deal with stress in different manners now.
I now take the time to gather my thoughts before disciplining.