For grownups who care about kids
Parents, child care providers, grandparents, educators and other caregivers.

All events

We offer a variety of programs, classes, workshops and events for parents and providers alike.

For information about these events call 608-784-8125, or visit the parent events page or provider events page.

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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Sparta Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Group 3:00 pm
Sparta Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Group @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Are you, or soon to be, a teen mother? Are you trying to balance being a parent, school, and work? Join us the second Tuesday of each month and discover ways to deal with the[...]
Supporting Conversations #3 6:00 pm
Supporting Conversations #3 @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Participants in this training will have the opportunity to explore the role of diversity in their programs as a way to better support  children and families in their programs.    
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Developmentally Appropriate Practice 6:00 pm
Developmentally Appropriate Practice @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Participants in this training will learn about Strengthening Families, a strength-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. The five protective factors that help to strengthen families will be discussed along with next steps to[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
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Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Annual Children’s Festival – 2016 9:00 am
Annual Children’s Festival – 2016 @ Myrick Park, La Crosse
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
It’s time for the annual Children’s Festival! Join us for three full hours of amazing play. Get wet, get blissfully dirty, get creative, make art, play in the mud kitchen, direct your own play… and[...]
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards 6:00 pm
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards provide a common language and guidance for families, professionals and policy makers around early childhood education and care to know and understand developmental expectations for young children. Participants in[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]