Free events, activities, one-on-one support and workshops for all Montana families.
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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.
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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.”
“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
August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 9, 2017
Location: Bogert Park
Summer Fun in the Park Every two weeks, starting June 28th Bogert Park, Bozeman. Bring your kids along to have fun in the summer sunshine at this family activity series. Enjoy a free lunch and meet other local parents while your kids play and burn off some energy!
August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Randash Auto Center
Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond. This month we’ll be learning all about cars at Randash Auto Center! Dinner is included. With a car on the lift, we'll be learning…
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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.