Parents' Place Portal
Welcome to Parents’ Place, 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 with parenting topics and discussions suitable for their child’s unique developmental age, and variety of specialty classes for birth - 5 years. Parents learn valuable parenting skills and techniques, receive and give support, engage and connect with other families. We offer an atmosphere of support where babies and children play and learn in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment.
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 Spring Session age-related parenting classes and connect with other families, share ideas, and learn about this magical stage of life.
For the Spring Session, Parents’ Place is offering several hybrid (via Google Meet) and in-person classes. All Age-Related classes include the following:
- Weekly classes include age-appropriate activities, circle time, and art exploration. Parenting topics with live stream option, and parenting resources via Google Classroom.
- 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)
Fees cover materials and supplies. Parent engagement curriculum and classes are free.
Classes are in-person with an option to join online during Parent Education Discussion.
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. (Teacher Catherine Broz) Musical Garden/Earth Room
Discovery Time - $75
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. As the season changes we will explore science activities, nature crafts, art and storytelling. Siblings welcome!
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember) Moon Room/Garden
Tots in Motion - $75
Ages: crawling - 24 months
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: 4-5 years
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-2:30 pm
(In person) $200An 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 4-5 years) (Teacher Catherine Broz) Lighthouse Classroom
Strengthening Your “Village” (Evening Parenting Group) - $60
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Virtual)
(6 weeks Mar 25 - May 11)
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)
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. Siblings Welcome! (Teacher: K. Stember)
Wee Chant with MaryLee- $60
Ages: Newborn 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)