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Monthly Calendar

Parenting Workshops

Parent Workshops aim to support and strengthen existing parenting abilities and promote the development of new competencies so that parents have the knowledge and skills needed to carry out child-rearing responsibilities and provide their children with experiences and opportunities that promote child learning and development.

Play n' Learn Family Events

The Play ‘n Learn program is designed to meet the specific developmental needs of young children ages 0-6. Our variety of activities provide opportunity for young children and their caregivers to enjoy one another’s company while participating in a combination of informal playgroups and structured learning opportunities. These events are intended to be educational for both children and caregivers.

Community Events

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While we provide many opportunities for family engagement, we know there are SEVERAL opportunities out there. This is one of the ways we want to help connect you to the community and the resources available out there. If you see something missing or are curious about a community event that has happened in the past, contact us and we will see what we can find out. Enjoy!

***DETAILS PROVIDED BELOW***

 

Parenting Workshops

Circle of Security-Parenting

Circle of Security-Parenting is  a curriculum that focuses on attachment, or relationship, between a child and parent. Here is a brief description of what we will be learning, which can be found at the following website https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/resources-for-parents/

  • "Understand your child's emotional world by learning to read emotional needs

  • Support your child's ability to successfully manage emotions

  • Enhance the development of your child's self-esteem

  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure"

Click the "Additional Info" button for more details on the class schedule and how to register! NEW CYCLE STARTING AUGUST 1st!

Cultural Diversity

Raising Riley has a training we are offering - Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Play with K-State's very own Dr. Socorro Herrera, Ed.D. This interactive training will explore, through play and dialogue, the fundamentals of attending to culturally and linguistically diverse families and children. We will also explore the connection between home and school. Parents and providers will leave with new knowledge about culturally responsive play and oral language development.

Click on "Additional Info" to find instructions on how to register. 

Raising Riley Book Club

Raising Riley is offering an incredible opportunity, just for parents! Join our book club with parents from all walks of life as we venture through topics on raising a reader, healthy eater, sensory development, behavior management, and so much more!

We are shifting our focus on promoting reading skills in our young children. Author Mem Fox helps us learn why reading aloud to our children will change their lives forever. Click on "Addition Info" to learn how to see dates for these meetings. Contact our office to register for your FREE copy of the book!

 

Play 'N Learn Family Events

Brings your kids and join us for our monthly events of playing and learning!!  

Each month's session is based on activities that children enjoy with a focus on helping parents understand what's being learned during all the fun!  Each family receives an activity kit to take home so the play and learning can continue. Child development and reading readiness information are also available for parents.

Monthly StoryWalk®

Find out what our friend Pete the Cat is up to. He's got his white shoes and is walking along, minding his own business. All of a sudden... he steps in a patch of strawberries, turning his WHITE shoes RED. Does he cry? Come read the book to find out!

 

Once you have completed the StoryWalk® trail, come into our office to receive a FREE book! You can also post a picture to social media and tag us using #rrstorywalk. Or you can always email us (contact info is on the last StoryWalk® board). 

Seuss-isms!

Dr. Seuss - what a guy! He wrote so many incredible stories. With those stories came several life lessons. That's what we're doing at this event. Taking little sections of different Dr. Seuss stories and applying life lessons that can be for little tikes all the way to grown children. 

This is event is come and go - feel free to stay as long as you would like or leave as early as you need. Click the "Additional Info" button for details on how to register. See you soon!

Manhattan Library Storytime

Check out the Public Library's website (link provided with "Additional Info" button to the right) to see all the opportunities available for you and your family. There are several options for storytimes. Some during the week, and some on the weekends. Sometimes they even have themes for storytimes. Check it out and enjoy the FREE fun they have for you!

Laundry Love MHK

On the second Tuesday of each month, Laundry Love is offering an opportunity to do your laundry FOR FREE! No Questions asked! Click the "Additional Info" button to follow the link to their Facebook page. 

Our very own Miss Denae will be providing story time for families that attend on May 10th! You can plan on hearing an amazing story and participating in a fun activity while you wait for your laundry. 

 

All classes must be registered for prior to the event. Please click on the Additional Info button for the event you are interested in. There you will find more details including class location, time, and childcare availability.

Register by contacting Raising Riley at 785-776-4779 ext.7663 or  raisingriley@rileycountyks.gov