Parent Place

Free events, activities, one-on-one support and workshops for all Montana families.

What can the Parent Place do for me?

Contact the Parent Place now to find out about how we can help you get the (free) tools and resources your family needs to thrive. 

What is the Parent Place?

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.

  • One-on-one parent support
  • Circle of Security classes
  • Thriving Parents courses
  • Thriving Dads monthly group
  • Parents as Teachers™ home visiting program
  • Resource library
  • Parent workshops, Family Fun Nights and other family activities throughout the year
  • Thriving Institute presentations on topics such as "Helping Your Child with Anxiety", taught by community experts

What Does The Parent Place Do?

Thriving Institutes

Workshops for parents of children of all ages, focused on a variety of parenting topics.


Thriving Dads

Free monthly event for dads, uncles, grandparents or any male role model to spend quality time with the child they adore! 

Circle of Security

Free parenting classes focused on strengthening and supporting secure parent-child relationships.

Word Play

Free developmental screenings and early childhood education resources in both Spanish and English for families with kids in their early childhood years.

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Parents received phone or in person support when they contacted the Parent Educator in 2022

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

Meet our Parent Place Staff

  • Portrait of Lacey Bertram

    Lacey Bertram

    Early Childhood Programs Manager

Upcoming Parent Place Events

  • Thriving Dads: LEGO Extravaganza

    June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Calling all dads, uncles, grandparents, and male role models! Join us monthly for a wonderful opportunity to bond with the child you cherish. Let's Build and Create: Unleash Your Imagination…

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  • Conexiones Familiares

    July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    jueves 18 de julio I 10:00-2:00 pm Este es un tiempo y espacio específico para nuestras familias latinas donde podremos: Obtener ayuda para conocer los diferentes recursos de la comunidad…

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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.