Workshops and Virtual Events

 

Join us at one of our parent workshops!

Each one of our unique parent workshops are provided at no cost to families.  In addition, transportation assistance and interpretation services are available upon request.

 

Our Bookshelf: Viritual

January 13th-February 16th | 6:30-8:00 p.m

Join us for a 6-week workshop on making reading FUN for your young children! Each session features great support, resources, activities and information and a free book each week!

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Play & Learn: Ely Public Library

1595 Dows St|Ely, IA 52227

Saturdays January 15th-May 12th | 10:00-11:30 a.m

Join us for a FREE 12-week interactive workshop that will explore how children learn through play! This workshop will include 60 minutes of child-directed free-play and a 30 minutes circle time including singing and dancing, a snack, and stories. Transportation and interpretation available upon request.

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Parenting Young Children: Starry Elementary School

700 South 15th St| Marion, IA 52302

Our popular parenting series is back with help from our friends at Sesame Street In Communities!  Each session will feature support and resources specific to the concerns of parents of young children such as behavior, development, socialemotional skills, nutrition and more!  This workshop is offered at no cost to families and includes a family meal, childcare and materials at no cost to families!

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Play & Learn: Hiawatha Public Library

150 West Willman Street| Hiawatha, IA 52233

Thursdays February 17th-May 12th | 10:00-11:30 a.m

Join us for a FREE 12-week interactive workshop that will explore how children learn through play! This workshop will include 60 minutes of child-directed free-play and a 30 minutes circle time including singing and dancing, a snack, and stories. Transportation and interpretation available upon request.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend?

The program is open to moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, or guardians who have at least one child under six years of age and reside in Linn County.

What Will We Talk About?

When you’re a parent and caregiver, you’re always wondering if you’re doing everything right. Is my child developing at the right pace? Am I a good enough parent? How can I raise a responsible child?

That’s why we offer support and resources on lots of topics, including:

  • Ages & Stages: Milestones
  • ADHD
  • Early Literacy: Reading & Talking with Young Children
  • Family Routines
  • Coping with Divorce and Family Change
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Tips for Busy Parents
  • Extended Families
  • Tech & Kids

Do I Need to Register?

Registration is required to attend our workshops. All workshops are offered contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements. PEC reserves the right to cancel or postpone low-enrollment workshops when necessary. Register for a workshop listed above!

Want more information? Contact us with questions!

 

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