Families & Parents

Pre-register for specialty programs: click here

Check our calendar for current classes and workshops. These are self sign-up class series with no eligibility. It is a free service to all families in southern Oregon.

Parenting is hard work! As Southern Oregon’s Parenting Hub, the The Family Connection and The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) were founded to help. Please take advantage of our parenting classes, workshops, and events! Great parenting doesn’t happen in isolation… Let’s get connected!

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Classes Available to You

This series is culturally appropriate for Spanish-speaking clients with an emphasis on accessing affordable healthcare, engaging in your community, and raising healthy children. This series focuses on positive parenting, community involvement, and learning about local resources for families to better their lives. For parents of children ages 0-10

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Sat 17

Free Family Art Classes – Ashland

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Story Time or Activity at B&N – Medford

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Infant Massage Classes – Ashland

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sun 18

Online Parenting Workshop – Anywhere

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Monthly OPEC and The Family Connection newsletters: Click Here
  • OPEC and The Family Connection blog: Click Here
  • Kids In The House: Click Here
    • Kids in the House is the ultimate online source for parenting. Seeking advice on how to handle a situation with your children has never been easier and more effective.
  • PBS Parents: Click Here
    • Find videos and articles on: Children and Media, Raising Boys, Raising Girls, and Expert Parenting Tips and Advice.
  • Download Daily Vroom: Click Here
    • This is a free app that will send you a personalized daily reminder to positively interact with your child. Every activity is free and can be worked into your daily routine. Please try it for a few weeks and let us know how you like it!
  • 211info Local Resources FormClick Here
    • Please use this form to find local childcare, local free preschools, housing assistance, food banks, and other resources for your family.
    • If this form is confusing, you may quick dial 2-1-1 on any phone and be greeted by a caring, empathetic professional to help you find the local resources your family needs.