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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

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! We are currently in the middle of a cycle, but have posted dates for our next cycle. 

FLIP IT

This tool was developed by Rachel Wagner of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children for children ages 3-8. It takes 4 simple steps to help you (the caregiver) remain consistent and support your child while their behaviors are challenging you. Remembering the mnemonic FLIP, you can remain cool, calm, and collected as you approach a challenging situation with your child.

Click the "Additional Info" button for more information on how to register.

Raising Riley Book Club

Join us as we read Punished by Rewards written by Alfie Kohn. We will learn what the real trouble is with using gold stars, incentive plans, good grades, and ineffective praise as well as other bribes. Learning about intrinsic motivation versus extrinsic motivation and how to help your little one grow and learn without wanting to pull your hair out. 

Participants will receive a FREE copy of the book to keep in your home library forever. Contact us @ emills@rileycountyks.gov to receive yours. 

Click the "Additional Info" button for date and time of the next book club. 

Play 'n Learn

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®

Come check out our StoryWalk® trail! Each month there's a new book to read. Walk around our campus, reading a few pages at a time. There's fun to be had by all in the family with this activity!

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). 

Family Game Night

We will be hosting a family game night this month! Come enjoy the fun as a family all while practicing important life skills: taking turns, losing graciously, winning graciously, math, literacy, fine motor, and so many more skills. 

Click on the "Additional Info" button to learn more about the date and time as well as to register for the event. 

SNAP Application Assistance

On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, volunteers are available to help you with the application process and next-step support in applying for SNAP benefits. Raising Riley staff are available at these opportunities to provide a children's activity and storytime in case you need to bring your little one with you. 

Click on the "Additional Info" button to learn more about dates, times, and location for this opportunity. 

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 this event! You can plan on hearing an amazing story and participating in a fun activity while you wait for your laundry. 

Registation

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

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