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For Parents of Children Aged Zero to Three

Parenting Educators are still available to answer your questions via phone calls, texts, emails, and Facebook. We will continue to be active on the Parenting Now! Facebook page and will update there, as well as on our website, as the situation unfolds. While we are unable to hold in-person parenting groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still able to offer virtual and remote support options to families, including:

• Healthy Families Virtual Home Visits: Pregnant or newly parenting? As you integrate this baby into your family’s busy life, a Family Support Specialist can be there for you with weekly virtual visits. Call us at 541-556-5355 to learn more about Healthy Families.

• One-2-One Support: Email, phone, and text support for Lane County parents. Talk with Parenting Educators from the comfort of home. Receive free support and education on your schedule. Available to English and Spanish speaking families. Contact enroll@parentingnow.org to register.

• Free access to Parenting The First Three Years Online Program: F3Y Online uses the latest research on child development and positive parenting strategies to give you the tools you need to support your child.

• A web page devoted to resources for families Parenting Through Covid-19.

Squishtivities to do with your child posted daily to the Parenting Now! Facebook page, as well as encouraging and inspirational Words To Love By.

Live Discussions With Parenting Educators: Join Parenting Educators (and special guests) for live, virtual discussions on parenting topics, including routines, temperament, and power struggles. Contact vps@parentingnow.org to register.

Virtual Circle Time: Guided songs, books, and other fun activities for you and your 1, 2, or 3-year old —led by an experienced Parenting Educator. New Circle Time Videos uploaded to Facebook and YouTube every other Friday. Contact vps@parentingnow.org to receive email notifications.

• Virtual Baby Connection: Every Wednesday, from 11 am to 12 pm, parents can talk virtually with Lactation Specialist Debbie Jensen to get nutrition and feeding support, as well as chat with other parents who have babies under 1. Contact enroll@parentingnow.org to register.

When restrictions are lifted, we will resume offering the following in-person groups:

Parenting Now! offers parenting groups that meet the needs of many parents. A professional parenting educator facilitates each group and follows a carefully-developed curriculum, but also includes group discussion about topics that are important to you. A modest fee (scholarships are available) covers the cost of group sessions, a parent booklet, an e-newsletter and other material unique to each group. Call 541-434-4343 for enrollment support.

You may enjoy reading what other parents say about the programs offered by Parenting Now!

For more information, call 541-434-4343 or send us an e-mail so our enrollment staff can answer your questions.

Incredible INFANTs®

Come together with other new parents! You’ll share experiences, learn about your child and yourself, and support each other.

New Incredible INFANTs® groups launch every month. Your group will help you understand:

  • Your unique baby
  • How to encourage your baby’s development
  • Healthy ways to take care of yourself
  • The latest about child development

Age: 1-4 months old
Duration: 10 x 1.5 hr sessions
Frequency: Every other week
Cost: $195, Scholarships available
Click here for course guide

Wonderful ONEs®

Your baby is growing up! Do you have questions about your 1-year-old’s development? What about discipline at this age?

In a Wonderful ONEs® group atParenting Now!, you’ll receive the support of other parents as well as information on:

  • The importance of routines
  • Ways to stay on your child’s side during all that exploring and learning
  • The latest about child development

…and you’ll build a support network!

Age: 12-24 months old
Duration: 10 x 2 hr sessions
Frequency: Every week
Cost: $250, Scholarships available
Click here for course guide

Terrific TWOs®

Your 2-year-old is developing independent ideas and more ability to carry them out. At Parenting Now!, we think that’s pretty terrific.

Parents of 2-year-olds often find group support helpful. In a Terrific TWOs® group, you will gain information about:

  • Discipline as learning
  • The role of play
  • A 2-year-old’s emotional, cognitive and physical development

…and you’ll build a support network!

Age: 24-36 months old
Duration: 10 x 2 hr sessions
Frequency: Every week
Cost: $250, Scholarships available
Click here for course guide

Thrilling THREEs®

At an exciting and challenging time in your child’s life, you can develop the skills for a positive parent-child relationship. This group will help to resolve concerns about:

  • Discipline
  • Setting limits
  • Dealing with meltdowns

Age: 36-47 months old
Duration: 10 x 2 hr sessions
Cost: $250, Scholarships available
Frequency: Every week

Playtime for Parents and Children

Scheduled playtimes for families with children younger than 4 years old. Parents and children play and meet other families. Playtime is held weekly, Mondays from 10 am – noon, except for major holidays. Nominal fee. Call 541-484-5316 for more information or send us an e-mail.

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