Parent Place

Events, activities, and workshops for Montana families.

Love parenting more.

Get the (free) tools and resources your family needs to thrive. 

What is the Parent Place?

The Parent Place is your family's one-stop shop for free activities, classes and parenting support.

Our Parent Place programs are free and designed to provide parents with unique opportunities to enjoy parenting, enhance their skills as parents and meet other families in the community.


Check out the events calendar for upcoming classes, groups, and programs!

Contact the Parent Place today. Click here or call Thrive at (406) 587-3840.

Check out our blog!

Helping Our Children Develop Emotional Intelligence

July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Check out the Thrive article in the latest edition of Montana Parent! Written By Becky Hodgson- Parent Liaison What if you could give your child gift that would help them have healthy relationships, promote success at school, and lower their stress levels? There is. Helping our children understand emotions is the gift that keeps giving.…

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Healthy Sleep Habits

June 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Hanna Doil, Thrive Parent Educator Healthy sleep habits are important for all of us, especially for our young children. Sleep makes happy babies, and happy babies make happy parents. Babies under 1 year of age need approximately 11-12 hours of sleep, and toddlers need about 10-11.  That’s a lot of ZZ’s! There are many…

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Featured Activities

Dynamite Dads

Free monthly event for dads, father-figures and the kids they love.

Gym Days

Free weekly play event for kids ages 0-5, with locations in Belgrade and Bozeman.

Parenting with Love and Logic - Early Childhood

Workshop for parents of children ages 0-5. $10 suggested workbook fee.

Attentive Parenting

Free six week class focusing on the social-emotional aspect of your child's development and how you can best support them as a parent.

Meet our Parent Place Staff

  • Portrait of Cindy Ballew

    Cindy Ballew

    Parent Programs Manager

  • Portrait of Hanna Doil

    Hanna Doil

    Parent Place Educator

  • Portrait of Jessica Feltner

    Jessica Feltner

    Parent Programs Assistant

Parent Place Success Stories

“The Parent Place has been a tremendous resource. It has been a place where I’ve been able to hear others’ experiences and gain knowledge. My son and I have always felt welcome. It is a safe environment where problems can be discussed openly and real solutions accomplished. What a wonderful program.”

—Single Parent

“I think it is so cool that the Parent Place respects us as dads enough to have our own time and activity. Most other groups are mostly women and that can feel awkward if you are the only man. Here, we are able to relax, meet other dads, and focus on our kids. The staff has helped to answer so many questions for me.”

—Dad of two

I had lost hope about my parenting….but during the Love and Logic session a light bulb went off and I have new hope again.

—Mother of three children

Upcoming Parent Place Events

  • Gym Day Belgrade

    October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    |Recurring Event (See all)
    An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 21, 2016

    Location: Heck/Quaw Cafeteria

    Gym Day is designed for parents and toddlers to have a place to go, socialize, and be able to actively play on cold Montana winter days! The Parent Place provides plenty of riding toys, tunnels, and balls for the kids to play with! The Bozeman and Belgrade School Districts each generously provide a space for…

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  • Thriving Institute: Middle School

    October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Thrive

    Join us for this free one hour class designed to give you the strategies you need to work with your child during this dynamic stage in their development. We'll bring in experts on teen development topics to give you the cutting-edge information you need to help your child succeed.

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Parent Place Sponsors

Thrive as an organization would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.