Community Connections

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.

Upcoming Events

At the Missoula Public Library Story Time from 10:30-11:30am

  • Friday, June 14th
  • Friday, June 28th
  • Friday, July 12th
  • Friday, July 26th

At the Missoula Public Library in Partnership with Missoula Food Bank and Community Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Join us for Blue Blocks Play & Kids Table

  • June 24th
  • July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Community Events

  • Clark Fork Market- June 29th
  • Kids Fest- July 23rd, starting at 10:30 am at Caras Park

Upcoming Parenting Classes

Circle of Security

The next Circle of Security Series will start Tuesday, July 2nd.

This series runs 5 sessions and the dates are: July 2, July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th 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.

Learn More about course curriculum 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 June 26th and 27th at spectrUM from 5:30-8 pm. Please register below!

Register Here Today!

If you have questions about any of our parenting classes, please contact Hannah. 

Addiction Counseling Registration

Addiction Counseling offered from the Counselor Education Department at University Of Montana

This course will provide training in addiction counseling, motivational interviewing, and the application of motivational enhancement techniques in both group and individual treatment modalities. It will examine how to use various therapeutic orientations and tools to address addictions. The course is scheduled to meet online between July 8th and August 16th, 2019 with a cost of $850.  UM graduate students can receive 3 credits and professionals can receive 45 Continuing Ed Clock Hours.

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