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"There is no job more important than parenting." - Benjamin Carson

Family Support Center of South Sound offers formal and informal parenting support and workshops for families in our community, including:

POWER PARENTING

POWER PARENTING is now ONLINE! Joins us from 6-8pm on Tuesday, April 14 on Zoom or by phone! WORKSHOP INFO HERE

Parenting in the time of COVID-19. Stuck at home with kids going up the wall!?! We’ll talk and share strategies to help you and the kids get through this challenging time. We’ll also cover how to help your kids with the anxiety and questions they have about the disease and what it means for their family and loved ones. GET ZOOM INFO HERE!


Currently, Family Support Center has POSTPONED THE ONSITE POWER PARENTING WORKSHOPS that are usually offered  in partnership with the Hands on Children's Museum on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00pm. These WORKSHOPS WILL NOW BE ONLINE Based on the internationally acclaimed, Nurturing Parenting Program, each class is lead by a professional parent educator, topic varies. These fun and informative classes are open to all parents. Drop your kiddos ages 3+ off for 1.5 hours of FREE supervised museum fun, while you take a break and share the joys and challenges of parenting with other moms, dads, & caregivers. There is a $10 fee for children under 3 but you are welcome to bring them to class with your or ask for a about a scholarship when you call to register.

DROP-IN BREASTFEEDING GROUP

NOW ONLINE!!!  Every Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm on Zoom. Join us on Zoom or over the phone.

Event log-in information can be found HERE!

We meet every week to discuss a variety of topics related to parenting and breastfeeding. There is no sign-up, membership requirement or cost! A person experienced in helping breastfeeding families is always available at meetings to answer your questions. This is a safe space for breastfeeding families to gather for support, discussion and to share information. Children are welcome, drop in at any time!

This group is hosted in partnership with South Sound Breastfeeding Network. For more information about this group or for help, support, or questions about breastfeeding, contact Linda or call her at 360-754-9297 x213.

DROP-IN BABY GROUP

This is a free drop-in group for newborns to 1-year-olds and their caregiver.  

Every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 AM at Pear Blossom Place (837 7th Ave SE, Olympia, corner of Pear & 7th)

Join Linda Sisson to learn and discuss topics such as:

  • Development
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Temperament
  • Sleeping, eating, and pooping
  • Signs of Autism
  • Security and attachment
  • Baby sign language
  • Brain growth
  • Behavior
  • Health and wellness

For questions, contact Linda Sisson at 360-754-9297 x213

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups

Every Tuesday from 10:00AM – 11:30AM at Family Support Center's Office. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group is for parents and caregivers with children birth to 5 years of age. At this 1.5 hour playgroup session, you and your children will join a facilitator to engage, play, read, sing, and have snack together! This group is free and offers fun activities that help young children prepare for success in school and life. Activities include: music, arts and crafts, storytelling, block play, free books, and lots of playing!

This group is hosted in partnership with Child Care Action Council.  To pre-register and for more information about the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Group, please contact Fran (fran@ccacwa.org) or call her 360-786-8907 x111.