Group Connections

  • Group Connections are one of the four components of the Parents as Teachers program. Families will learn child development information and meet other families with similar aged children. Some group connections are for parents/caregivers and their children to attend together. Other group connections are for parents only to learn more about a specific parenting topic. See below for our current offerings. We hope you will join us at a group connection soon!

    Special Notes Due to COVID

    If you or your guests are not feeling well, experiencing COVID symptoms, are awaiting test results or have been in contact with a confirmed case, you should not attend any of the in-person Group Connections.

Upcoming Group Connections

Parent-Baby Massage Instruction Class

Date
9/22/2022, 1:30-2:30pm
Location
Eureka Early Childhood Center at 442 W. 4th St, Eureka, MO 63025
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Baby & Me, LLC is offering a free parent-baby massage demonstration class as part of the Loving Touch Instructor Training that will be taking place. Learn techniques designed to calm and soothe, while stimulating your baby’s neurological development and promoting bonding. This class will be led by Lynn Barts and those participating in instructor training will be observing. This group connection is recommended for infants less than 9 months old.

Presented by Lynn Barts, Baby & Me, LLC

Meramec Valley Library Storytime

Date
9/23/2022, 10:00-11:00am
Location
St. Louis County Library – Meramec Valley Branch at 1501 San Simeon Way, Fenton, MO 63026
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Enjoy stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. This group connection is intended for children age 5 and under.

Presented by Meghan O'Toole, St. Louis County Library

Bunches of Boxes Daniel Boone Library Story Time

Date
9/24/2022, 10:00-11:00am
Location
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch at 300 Clarkson Rd, Ellisville, MO 63011
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Join us for an in person storytime with stories, songs and activities that explore the endless possibilities of boxes. This storytime is open to children 5 and under.

Presented by Mary Lynn Cady, St. Louis County Library

Vandover Playground Playdate

Date
9/28/2022, 5:00-6:00pm
Location
Vandover Early Childhood at 1900 Hawkins Road Fenton, MO 63026
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Wanting to connect with other families with young children in the district? Come play with us at the Vandover Early Childhood Center playground! Your child will have a chance to socialize with other children and build their motor skills as they climb and play and you can meet other parents too. This group connection is limited to the first 20 families to RSVP.

Presented by Vicky Hickman & Mary Mohre, Rockwood Parent Educators

Baby Signs

Date
10/1/2022, 10:00-11:00am
Location
Eureka Early Childhood Center at 442 W. 4th St, Eureka, MO 63025
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Come learn the whys and how-tos of using baby signs. During this group connection you will begin to learn baby signs and how they enhance language development. This group connection is recommended for children ages 9-18 months.

Presented by Vicky Hickman, Rockwood Parent Educator

Clarkson Valley Playground Playdate

Date
10/4/2022, 5:00-6:00pm
Location
Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center at 2730 Valley Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Wanting to connect with other families with young children in the district? Come play with us at the Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center playground! Your child will have a chance to socialize with other children and build their motor skills as they climb and play and you can meet other parents too. This group connection is limited to the first 20 families to RSVP.

Presented by Catherine Clark & Karen Isaak, Rockwood Parent Educators

Tune Time for 6-12 Month Olds

Date
10/8/2022, 9:00-9:45am
Location
Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center at 2730 Valley Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Looking for a fun way to foster your baby’s development and meet other Rockwood families? Join us for music and movement activities. This group connection is intended for infants 6-12 months old.

Presented by Barbara Rogers, Rockwood Parent Educator

Tune Time for 12-18 Month Olds

Date
10/8/2022, 10:15-11:00am
Location
Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center at 2730 Valley Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Looking for a fun way to foster your baby’s development and meet other Rockwood families? Join us for music and movement activities. This group connection is intended for toddlers 12-18 months old.

Presented by Barbara Rogers, Rockwood Parent Educator

Family Night at The Magic House

Date
10/13/2022, 6:00-8:00pm
Location
The Magic House at 516 S. Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Fee
$5/person over the age of 1 (Registration is with PAT, not The Magic House)
Attendees
The whole family!

The Magic House is opening on a Thursday night exclusively for the Rockwood Parents as Teachers Program! Bring the whole family and your friends to explore the entire Magic House while supporting our program! Free parking is available in the main lot.
Flyer/Form

Presented by Rockwood Parents as Teachers

Solutions For Mealtime Madness

Date
11/3/2022, 8:00-9:00pm
Location
Zoom
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent Only Group Connection

Does meal planning overwhelm you? Are your kids always hungry? Do you live with picky eaters? Come learn ways to make mealtimes more manageable and avoid power struggles around food. This is a parent only group connection.

Presented by Kristin Skyles, Rockwood Parent Educator

Eureka Motor Room Playdate

Date
11/4/2022, 2:00-3:00pm
Location
Eureka Early Childhood Center at 442 W. 4th St, Eureka, MO 63025
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Wanting to connect with other families with young children in the district? Come play with us in the Eureka Early Childhood Center Motor Room! Your child will have a chance to socialize with other children and build their motor skills as they climb and play and you can meet other parents too. This group connection is limited to the first 15 families to RSVP.

Presented by Anne Qualls-Wood and Jen Jacobsmeyer, Rockwood Parent Educators

Are We There Yet?

Date
11/9/2022, 8:00-9:00pm
Location
Zoom
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent Only Group Connection

Dreading that long trip to Grandma’s? Does an hour in the car seem like ten? Why not use this time to have some family fun? Log in to get some great ideas for keeping your little ones content as you travel. This is a parent only group connection.

Presented by Chastity Clark, Rockwood Parent Educator

Meramec Valley Library Storytime

Date
11/29/2022, 10:00-11:00am
Location
St. Louis County Library - Meramec Valley Branch at 1501 San Simeon Way, Fenton, MO 63026
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Enjoy stories, songs and other fun activities to help develop early literacy skills. This group connection is intended for children age 5 and under.

Presented by Meghan O'Toole, St. Louis County Library

Block-a-Palooza

Date
12/2/2022, 9:30-11:00am
Location
Eureka Early Childhood Center at 442 W. 4th Street Eureka, MO 63025
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Join us for an interactive event that uses block play stations to introduce children and their parents to the educational value of blocks. Parents discover how they can help their children with early math and science concepts while as children play with blocks and increase social skills. This group connection is recommended for children 8 months to 5 years old.

Presented by Jen Walton, Rockwood Parent Educator

Cooking with Kids

Date
12/3/2022, 10:00-11:00am
Location
Zoom
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Join us virtually for an opportunity to have some fun in the kitchen with your child. We will provide guidance in helping you and your child to bake some pumpkin muffins as well as mix up a healthy hummus dip. When you register you will receive a list of ingredients, as well as what baking items you will need to have on hand to make this a successful experience. This group connection is recommended for children ages 24 months-5 years old.

Presented by Joan Morris, Retired Rockwood Parent Educator

Introduction to Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Date
12/7/2022, 6:30-8:00pm
Location
Zoom
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent Only Group Connection

Topics include: The Two Rules of Love and Logic®, Delayed or “Anticipatory” Consequences, Using Empathy and Love and Logic® One-Liners to Neutralize Arguing, and how to get more information about Love and Logic®. This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! Facilitators of the Parenting the Love and Logic WayTM curriculum are independent and are not employees of the Love and Logic® Institute. This is a parent only group connection.

Presented by Patti Vernon, Licensed Professional Counselor & Independent Facilitator

Infant Massage

Date
12/12/2022, 6:00-7:00pm
Location
Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center at 2730 Valley Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Fee
No charge
Attendees
Parent/Child Group Connection

Discover the numerous benefits of massage for you and your baby. Learn techniques designed to calm and soothe, while stimulating your baby’s neurological development and promoting bonding. Please have a blanket and lotion handy for massage exercises. This group connection is recommended for infants less than 9 months old.

Presented by Stephanie Kane, Rockwood Parents as Teachers Supervisor

Contact Information

Karen Lamear

SecretaryPAT/SCREENING