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 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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    Weekly

    Gym Days is a free, weekly event designed for parents and toddlers to have a place to go, socialize and 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 use one…

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  • Gym Days: Bozeman

    November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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    Weekly

    Gym Days is a free, weekly event designed for parents and toddlers to have a place to go, socialize and 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 use one…

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  • Dynamite Dads December: Lone Mountain

    December 15

    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! This month Dynamite Dads is on a Saturday afternoon at Lone Mountain Gymnastics & Swim School! We'll be swimming and completing an obstacle course. Snacks will be provided. Registration is…

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  • Thriving Parents: Early Childhood Love & Logic®

    January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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    An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 4, 2019

    Join Thrive's Parent Educator and other local parents for a 5-week course giving parents the opportunity to learn practical skills to use in their homes right away for issues like: bedtime, potty training, and parenting your tiny (but mighty!) toddler. The Thriving Parents: Love and Logic® approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting…

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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.