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Parents' Place Portal

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Welcome to Parents’ Place, an award-winning Parent Education Program of Pacific Grove Adult Education. Parents’ Place offers a variety of classes held in-person (with several options to join via livestream). Weekly age-related, parent engagement classes for parents/caregivers of children birth-3 years offer parenting topics and discussions suitable for their child’s unique developmental age. Parents/caregivers learn valuable parenting skills and techniques while engaging and connecting with other families in both our age-related and specialty classes. We offer an atmosphere of support where babies and children play and learn in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Groups are facilitated by experienced and credentialed parent educators.
Our Teachers, Our Mission

Our Teachers, Our Mission

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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.
Age-Related Classes:

Age-Related Classes:

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 age-related parenting classes. These classes offer age appropriate activities, weekly parenting questions and topic time, and a chance to connect with other families.
 
Classes are in-person with an option to join online during Parent Education Discussion.
Fees cover materials and supplies.  Parent engagement curriculum and classes are free. 
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Specialty Classes

Specialty Classes

Outdoor Monday Morning Stories - $75
Ages: 1-3 years
Monday's: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
This class promotes language development through stories, fingerplays, and story-related art. 
Outdoor Musical Garden. (Teacher Catherine Broz) Musical Garden/Earth Room
 
Discovery Time - $75
Ages: 2.5 - 5 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. As the season changes we will explore science activities, nature crafts, art and storytelling.
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember) Moon Room/Garden
 
Tots in Motion - $75
Ages: crawling - 2 years
Monday's: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Through free exploration and physical activities, tots will strengthen their gross motor skills, balance, and coordination using age-appropriate equipment. Parents learn ways to promote their child's gross motor skills. (Teacher Catherine Broz) Multi Purpose Room 
 
Learning Through Play: Build The Foundation and be Kinder-Ready 
Ages: 3.5-5 years
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45-2:45 pm
(In person) $200
An enrichment class designed to build the foundation in early childhood for TK/ Kindergarten readiness. Your child Will “thrive by five” with a fun, age-appropriate curriculum facilitated through center-based play that spans all areas of development. Parents volunteer in the classroom once a month. Parent Meeting held virtually once a month with various parenting topics. (Ages 3.5-5 years) (Teacher Catherine Broz) Room 15 
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Strengthening Your “Village” (Evening Parenting Group) - $60
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Virtual)
(6 weeks Oct 5 - Nov 16)
Join this 6 week class to form new connections, offer and receive support, and share experiences on parenting your  18 month - 5 year-old child. Class includes a weekly evening virtual meeting for parents to discuss topics of interest, and access to parenting resources via Google Classroom. This class is for adults  (Teacher: Chinanit Kershner)
 
Young at Art - $75
Ages: 18mo - 3 years
Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Moon Room/Musical Garden
This class is designed for little hands where the focus is on exploration and inspiring creativity. Inspire your little artist with tempera paint, watercolor, glue, collage materials and sensory art activities. Art has a soothing effect, moves, heals, inspires and connects people. (Teacher: K. Stember)
 
Wee Chant with MaryLee- $60
Ages: Birth to 1 year
Friday's: 1 - 1:45 p.m. (Hybrid/Musical Garden)
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. (Hybrid/Musical Garden)
This sing-a-long class is designed to engage the toddler in a variety of musical experiences. (Teacher: Chinanit Kershner)

Registration for Fall 2022 classes begins Tuesday, Sept 6th!

To register for a class online, click the button below!

Or call (831) 646-6623 to register over the phone.

You can also email Diane Cates-Pegis at: dpegis@pgusd.org