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.


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?

Thriving 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.

Thriving Parents: Early Childhood Courses

Workshop for parents of children ages 0-5.

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 Lacey Bertram

    Lacey Bertram

    Parent Educator

Upcoming Parent Place Events

  • Mama Meetups: Willson Gym Fun

    October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Hey, single moms! Want to meet other moms and have fun with your kids? Join us at the Willson School for indoor play on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4:30-6:00 PM…

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  • Circle of Security Parenting™

    October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Learn what it means to be the "bigger, stronger, wiser, and kinder" caregiver in your child's life so they can feel emotionally secure in a world with so much uncertainty.…

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  • Thriving Dads: Rocky Creek Farm

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

    Please join us at Rocky Creek Farm for a FREE evening at the pumpkin patch! Dads, father figures, and families of all shapes and sizes are welcome to bring their…

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  • Foster & Adoption Community Support: Pumpkin Painting

    October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us Thursday, Oct. 20th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a fun gathering for foster & adoption families! We'll have kids' activities and a breakout session for parent education. Please bring…

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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.