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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. If you can not attend the appropriate age related class due to scheduling conflicts please contact the Parent Education Office at 831-646-6623.
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
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of 1.5-3 years
Monday's: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
This class promotes language development through stories, fingerplays, and story-related art. (Teacher Catherine Broz) Musical Garden/Earth Room
Discovery Time - $75
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of 2.5-5 years
Monday's: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Children discover the wonder of nature, explore science activities, nature crafts, art and storytelling. As the season changes we will plant seeds and seedlings, water, watch them grow and care for them over time.
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember) Moon Room/Garden
Tots in Motion - $75
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of crawling-2 years
Monday's: 2:00 - 4:00 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 Adrianne Gabrio) Multi Purpose Room 
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Strengthening Your “Village” (Evening Parenting Group) - $60
This class is for adults
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Virtual)
(6 weeks 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16)
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.
(Teacher: Chinanit Kershner) 
Young at Art - $75
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of 18mo-3 years
Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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: Kirsten Stember)
Moon Room/Musical Garden
Wee Chant with MaryLee- $60
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of Birth-1 year
Friday's: 1 - 1:45 p.m. 
An enchanting music class that celebrates multicultural songs and lullabies. 
(Teacher: Kirsten Stember) Hybrid/Musical Garden
1-2-3 Sing-with-Me with MaryLee Sunseri - $60
This class is only designed for the specific ages
of 1-3 years
Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
This sing-a-long class is designed to engage the toddler in a variety of musical experiences. (Teacher: Chinanit Kershner) Hybrid/Musical Garden

Registration for Spring 2024 classes begins Wednesday, March 13th!

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: