Workshops and Virtual Events

 

Join us at one of our Parent Workshops!

Each one of our unique Parent Workshops are provided at no cost to families.  In addition, transportation assistance and interpretation services are available upon request.

Kid Connect: Ely Public Library

1595 Dows St.|Ely, IA 52228

Saturdays|September 10th-October 29th|9:00-10:30 a.m

Join us for a FREE 8-week interactive workshop that will explore how children learn through play! This workshop will include 60 minutes of child-directed free-play and a 30 minutes circle time including singing and dancing, a snack, and stories. Transportation and interpretation available upon request.

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Kids-N-Canvas: Starry Elementary

700 S. 15th St | Marion, IA 52302

Thursdays| September 22nd-October 27th |5:30-7:30 p.m

Join us for a FREE family night designed just for families of young children! Each session begins with a family meal, followed by a parent group, and we finish with a fun art project! This is a great time to get together with other parents to build your parenting toolbox, spend quality time with your family, and have fun!

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Kid Connect: Hiawatha Public Library

150 West Willman St|Hiawatha, IA 52233

Thursdays|September 29th-November 17th|9:30-11:00 a.m

Join us for a FREE 8-week interactive workshop that will explore how children learn through play! This workshop will include 60 minutes of child-directed free-play and a 30 minutes circle time including singing and dancing, a snack, and stories. Transportation and interpretation available upon request.

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Raising School-Ready Readers: Hiawatha Public Library

150 West Willman St|Hiawatha, IA 52233

Mondays| October 10th-November 21st |5:30-7:30 p.m

Join us for a FREE family night designed just for families of young children! Each session focuses on the skills needed to get your child ready to read. In addition, it focuses on the important socialemotional skills essential for school readiness. Come for an evening of fun, connection, and engaging activities for the whole family!

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend?

The program is open to moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, or guardians who have at least one child under six years of age and reside in Linn County.

What Will We Talk About?

When you’re a parent and caregiver, you’re always wondering if you’re doing everything right. Is my child developing at the right pace? Am I a good enough parent? How can I raise a responsible child?

That’s why we offer support and resources on lots of topics, including:

  • Ages & Stages: Milestones
  • ADHD
  • Early Literacy: Reading & Talking with Young Children
  • Family Routines
  • Coping with Divorce and Family Change
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Tips for Busy Parents
  • Extended Families
  • Tech & Kids

Do I Need to Register?

Registration is required to attend our workshops. All workshops are offered contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements. PEC reserves the right to cancel or postpone low-enrollment workshops when necessary. Register for a workshop listed above!

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