Introducing 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, awareness & exposure to cultures around the world, 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, April 5
  • Friday, April 19
  • Friday, May 3
  • Friday, May 17
  • Friday, May 31

At the EmPower Place at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center from 4-5:00pm

  • Monday, April 8

Upcoming Parenting Classes

Circle of Security

The next Circle of Security Series will start Wednesday, April 24th.

This series runs 5 sessions and the dates are: April 24th, May 8th, and May 15th, May 22, and May 29 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.

“At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.”  Learn More about course curriculum here

Co-Parenting Classes

Shared Parenting

Look for details regarding an upcoming class soon.

Shared Parenting is a two class series that offers professional guidance to separating and divorcing adults. This class helps mitigate the negative impacts on children by reducing conflict, improving communication, and focusing on children’s needs.

  • What’s Best for the Kids
    Learn methods for coping, what helps kids, how to improve family communication, and maximize quality time with your kids.
  • Communicating with the Other Parent
    Building on the first class, explore how to relate to your co-parent to minimize harm to your kids and learn tips for parenting after divorce.

 

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.

Register and Pay Online

Download & Print a Registration From to Mail in With Payment.