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Parenting Groups

Parenting Now offers parenting groups and support for families of young children in Lane County, Oregon. 

Parenting: The First Three Years Online

Looking for a friendly companion on this new journey of parenthood? Access to our First Three Years Online program for free

Upcoming Events

Squishtivities, Baby Connection, parenting discussions and workshops, fundraising events, and more!

Winter Squishtivities Series

Join us for some messy, silly fun this winter. Families are invited to join us for free sensory activities in our outdoor play area every Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am OR 11:30 am to 12:30 PM. Masks will be required and social distancing measures will be taken.

To register for Squishtivities:

• November 24: Paper Hats, 10 am or 11:30 am
• December 1: Baggie Paints, 10 am or 11:30 am
• December 8: Marble Painting , 10 am or 11:30 am
• December 15: Color Jars, 10 am or 11:30 am

If you are having trouble registering or a class says full, please email or call 541-434-4343 for help.


Baby Connection

Baby Connection is a free virtual gathering for infant feeding support and socializing every Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm.

Healthy Families

Free, weekly home visiting program for new parents, focusing on welcoming baby into the family and supporting parents.

Car Seat Program

Have questions about your child's car seat installation? Talk with our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Parenting Now on YouTube

Have you visited our YouTube channel recently? It's filled with videos to help you on your parenting journey, including:

Circle Time Videos

It’s no secret that toddlers and preschoolers love music. But what you might not know is that music plays an important role in your child’s development, benefiting early literacy skills and building fine- and gross- motor skills. For this reason, we've developed a series of Circle Time videos to watch with your toddler.

Discussions With Parenting Educators

"Am I letting my child stay up too late?" "Why is my toddler so emotional lately?" These videos delve into our most frequently requested topics in parenting groups. From routines to approaches to discipline, there is a topic for all stages of parenting.


Danielle, Healthy Families Program

"Through the Healthy Families program, I learned to enjoy playtime and keep my kids entertained, as well as give them the tools to succeed in learning."


RL Widmer, First Three Years Program

"I gained so much from the discussions we had in our parenting groups. Those groups formed the foundation of who I am as a father."


Erin Bowling, Incredible INFANTs

"Being part of a group—sharing our fears and triumphs—helped me to see that we each have our own parenting style, and even helped me to recognize my own triumphs."

Frequently Asked Questions

Families have a variety of options with parenting groups and services from Parenting Now. Some of our programs include the First 3 Years for families with newborns or young children; Make Parenting A Pleasure, for families dealing with stress who have children from newborn to age 8; Crecer, our group for Spanish-speaking families; and Program for Young Parents, providing support for pregnant and parenting teens and young adults.

Parenting Now's Enrollment Specialist will help place you in the right program. Give us a call at 541-434-4343, or email

Some of our programs are free; others have fees, but all of our programs are available to all families in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Some programs use a sliding scale, some are offered free to qualified low-income families, and some provide scholarships for families that want to participate.

Parenting Now uses donations and fundraising to cover most of the costs. We do not require documentation of need. Please call us at 541-4343-4343 or email to learn more.

While we are unable to hold in-person parenting groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have lots of options for families, including:

  • Virtual parenting groups for Incredible INFANTs, Wonderful ONEs, Terrific TWOs, Thrilling THREEs, and Make Parenting A Pleasure.
  • Virtual home visits through Healthy Families Lane County.
  • Virtual Baby Connection every Wednesday from 11 am to 12 pm.

Parenting groups are a great place to meet parents with similar aged children.

In addition, our drop-in programs, such as Baby Connection, are also wonderful places to meet other parents with babies and toddlers.

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