Parenting Groups

While we are unable to hold in-person parenting groups during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lots of virtual and remote support options for 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 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 to register. Recorded Live Discussions can be viewed here.

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 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 to register.

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For parents with children birth to age three

For parents with children birth to age eight


Quotes from parents who completed Parenting Groups in 2017 and 2018:

    • “I have definitely become a more nurturing, interactive mom.”
    • “I feel a better sense of community and feel more supported.”
    • “[I liked the] judgment-free space to talk and work through parenting issues and celebrate successes.”
    • “[I liked the] large group of similarly-aged kiddos where we could track progress developmentally and share techniques that are working.”
    • “It has made me think a lot about what my child is capable of understanding.”
    • “I’ve become more mindful of many things, like reading my baby’s cues and playing in a constructive way.”
    • “[I am] more aware of my child’s needs, more aware of what is “normal” for a 2-year-old.”
    • “I feel a little better equipped to handle the challenges babies present. It’s also nice to know I’m not the only one having difficulties. More relaxed and confident.”
    • “I feel I am a lot more attentive to my child’s needs as well as aware of what I can do to help him develop and thrive.”
    • “I feel I have a resource for information and know that there’s a wide range of what’s normal for babies.”


To speak with a parenting group expert, contact us with this form or call 541-434-4343, and
we will help connect you with the best group for you and your family.

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