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.

PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

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!

Are All Of Your Barbies Blonde? Helping your children develop a sense of race.

February 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Are All Of Your Barbies Blonde? Helping your children develop a sense of race.

Written by Jai Anderson, Parent Educator at Thrive Current events in our country make it clear that race is a topic that stirs up a lot of thought and emotion.  Do you ever wonder what you can do to help tackle such enormous challenges?  Sydney Smith reminds us, “It is the greatest of all mistakes…

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Thrive talks mentoring and parenting tips with Rob Watson

January 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Thrive talks mentoring and parenting tips with Rob Watson

Written by Anna Redbond, Thrive’s Communications Coordinator. January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the celebration, Thrive interviewed Bozeman School District Superintendent, Rob Watson, to discuss mentoring, role models and his one piece of golden parenting advice. Was there anyone who was a mentor or role model for you growing up? My parents were…

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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

    Family Support Worker

  • 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

    March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    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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  • Gym Day Bozeman

    March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    Location: Willson School

    Gym Day is a free event 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…

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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.