Parents' Place Portal
Welcome to Parent's Place! We are an award-winning Parent Education Program of Pacific Grove Adult Education. We offer weekly Age-Related classes for Parents/Caregivers of children birth – 3 years offering discussions suitable for their unique developmental age and a variety of specialty classes for birth – 5 years. Fees cover materials and supplies. Parent engagement curriculum and classes are free.
Our Teachers, Our Mission
Our Teachers, Our Mission
Our teachers have Adult Education credentials, most with credentials in early childhood development, all are parents themselves and most are former students of the Parents' Place program!
Our teachers offer a curriculum of Parent Education information that represents many different philosophies and approaches to effective parenting. Our teachers honor all parenting styles, and appreciate and support each parent in their quest to enrich their personal parenting experience.
Are you caring for a young child? Have a newborn at home? Wondering what to do as your baby becomes a toddler? Join one of our weekly virtual parenting classes and connect with other families, share ideas, and learn about this magical stage of life.
For the Fall Session, Parents’ Place is offering several hybrid (via Google Meet) and in-person classes. The cost of Parents’ Place Age-Related classes is $75 and include the following:
- In-person class times with age-appropriate activities, circle time, and art exploration.
- Weekly class meetings, both in-person and virtual with parenting topics, recommended reading, and parenting resources.
- Access to e-learning via Google Classroom.
- Teacher office hours and one-on-one support.
- Age-Related baby classes include a link to MaryLee Sunseri’s “Wee Chant” (Birth – 1 year)
- Age-Related toddler classes include a link to MaryLee Sunseri’s “1-2-3 Sing with Me” (1 – 3 years)
Outdoor Monday Morning Stories - $60
Ages: 1-3 years
Monday's: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This class promotes language development through stories, fingerplays, and story-related art.
Outdoor Musical Garden. Siblings Welcome! (Teacher Catherine Broz)
Discovery Time w/Children's Gardening - $80
Ages: 2.5 - 4 years
Monday's: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Children discover the wonder of nature and learn the cycles of life firsthand in the NEW Children’s Garden! Come plant seeds and seedlings, water, watch them grow, and care for them over time. Gardening fosters environmental awareness, nutritional knowledge, observation skills, locomotor skills, object control skills, and teambuilding. It stimulates all five senses, reduces stress, has a calming effect, and rejuvenates us. As the season changes we will explore science activities, nature crafts, art and storytelling.
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember) Musical Garden/Moon Room
Strengthening Your “Village” (Evening Parenting Group) - $60
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Virtual)
(6 week September 29 - November 10)
Join this 6 week class to form new connections, offer and receive support, and share experiences on parenting your 2.5 - 5 year-old child. Class includes a weekly evening virtual meeting for parents to discuss pertinent topics, and access to e-learning parenting resources via Google Classroom. (Teacher: Chinanit Kershner)
Wiggle Giggle Music and Movement - $60
Ages: 2-5 years
Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Virtual)
Back for Fall Session! Participants will spend the hour with Teacher Catherine and her guitar as she creates a virtual space filled with age-appropriate songs, puppet friends, and a variety of props that encourage laughter and connection, movement and interaction! Siblings are welcome to participate, too! (Teacher: Catherine Brozy w/ Marylee Sunseri)
Wee Chant - $60
Ages: Newborn to 1 year
Friday's: 1 - 1:40 p.m. (Virtual)
An enchanting music class that celebrates multicultural songs and lullabies.
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember)
1-2-3 Sing-with-Me with MaryLee Sunseri - $60
Ages: 1-3 years
Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. (Virtual)
This sing-a-long class is designed to engage the toddler in a variety of musical experiences. (Teacher: Chinanit Kershner)