We are thrilled the next chapter for Families First Children’s Museum includes a move to the new Missoula Public Library AND a name change to Families First Learning Lab. Through our time spent with families, we have recognized a common theme: the heart of our work involves strengthening family relationships to build resilient communities. Families First Learning Lab captures the spirit of an organization that is welcoming to all families, inspires hands on learning, and strengthens family relationships through education, connection, play, and partnerships. To learn more, check out our rebranding piece.
As we enthusiastically plan for our new home in the Missoula Public Library, our team has been working on creative ways we can stay connected with the families we love to serve. We are rolling out a new FREE program, Community Connections, to bring the museum experience to you! Community Connections consists of mini interactive exhibits for children that pop-up at partner organizations and events throughout our community. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social-emotional development, cultural expression and imaginative & dramatic play. We are thrilled about the opportunity to reconnect and provide valuable opportunities to share our mission of learning through play.
Check back frequently here and be sure to like us on Facebook for details about upcoming locations and activities taking place in the community. If you are interested in partnering with us for an activity or have questions about Community Connections, please email Katie.
At the Missoula Public Library Story Time from 10:30-11:30 am
- Friday, September 20
- Friday, September 27th- Montana Animals & Hibernation
- Friday, October 11th- Grocery Store
- Friday, October 18th- Art with a Purpose Activity to be on display at our October 25th event
At spectrUM Discovery Area, Discovery Bench from 10:30-12:00
- October 2nd
- October 9th
- October 16th
- October 23rd
- October 30th
- Safe Kids Fair at Community Medical Center- September 22nd, 12-3 pm
Upcoming Parenting Classes
Circle of Security
The next Circle of Security Series will start Tuesday, October, 1st.
This series runs 5 sessions and the dates are: October 1st, October 8th, October 15th, October 22nd, and October 29th from 5:30-7 p.m. at spectrUM Discovery Area
It is necessary for participants to attend all 5 sessions in order to receive a certification of course completion.
If you are interested in learning more or registering click here.
Children in Between
Children in between is a new curriculum that presents skills training using best practices in adult education and behavior modeling. It focuses on teaching anger control and respectful communication to parents as a means of ending loyalty conflicts and lowering risk for children of divorce and/or separation.
Our next series will be September 23rd & 24th at spectrUM Discovery Area from 5:30-8 pm. Please register below!
If you have questions about any of our parenting classes, please contact Hannah.