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?

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.

PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

How Can I Find Out More?

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

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

What Does The Parent Place Do?

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.

Circle of Security

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

Thriving Institutes

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

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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 Cindy Ballew

    Cindy Ballew

    Parent Programs Manager

  • Portrait of Morgan Olsson

    Morgan Olsson

    Parent Educator

Upcoming Parent Place Events

  • Gym Days – Belgrade

    November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Wednesdays Times: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Location: Heck-Quaw Gym, 308 N. Broadway, Belgrade, MT The gym is located near the corner…

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  • Dynamite Dads: Museum of the Rockies

    November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is designed for dads, uncles, grandfathers, or male role models to spend time with the children they adore while enjoying a free activity and a free meal! This month, we’ll be exploring MOR’s exhibits including their exhibition on amazing butterflies and playing in the Children’s Discovery Center. Register Here!  

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  • Gym Days – Bozeman

    November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Thursdays Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Willson Gym, 404 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT

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  • Gym Days – Belgrade

    December 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Wednesdays Times: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Location: Heck-Quaw Gym, 308 N. Broadway, Belgrade, MT The gym is located near the corner…

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  • Gym Days – Bozeman

    December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Thursdays Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Willson Gym, 404 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT

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  • Gym Days – Belgrade

    December 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Wednesdays Times: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Location: Heck-Quaw Gym, 308 N. Broadway, Belgrade, MT The gym is located near the corner…

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  • Gym Days – Bozeman

    December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Thursdays Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Willson Gym, 404 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT

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  • Gym Days – Belgrade

    December 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

    Join us for tricycles, bouncy balls, and lots of space to run around at our free Gym Days!  Gym Days provides a place for parents and toddlers to socialize and actively play. Dates: Wednesdays Times: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Location: Heck-Quaw Gym, 308 N. Broadway, Belgrade, MT The gym is located near the corner…

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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.