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.
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!
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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.
Building Your Bounce
This workshop is designed to meet you where you are and help you focus on your health, happiness, and overall well-being. We will learn about resilience and how important it is that you learn to promote YOUR OWN social-emotional health, how YOUR social and emotional well-being can impact your children, and specific yet simple and inexpensive strategies to reduce stress and promote your social-emotional health.
Click the "Additional Info" button dates and times of the 4-part series that will be delivered over 4 weeks and information on how to register.
Raising Riley Book Club
Join us for a mini training over the resource book What to do When Your Child Gets Sick. This easy to read and easy to use book will give parents the knowledge and confidence to care for their sick children. After completing the training video and exercises, the book is your to keep FOR FREE!!
*Different language options are available
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.
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).
International Dot Day!
Join us as we read the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. He writes a story about a teacher daring her student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to "make her mark". We will have activities galore to celebrate. All we need it you!
Click on the "Additional Info" button for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org