The Parent Education Consortium (PEC) provides parenting workshops and resources to any parent of a young child (0-5 years old) as well as group presentations to caregivers, educators and community members on a wide variety of topics related to parenting practices and healthy development.
Parenting Young Children Workshops*
These workshops are designed for the parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten age children (birth-5 years old). Parents and children meet in a small group setting with our parent educators.
WORKSHOPS are FREE and
• include FREE program materials and light refresjments
• special sessions may offer FREE family meals and FREE childcare!
Parenting Resource Materials
The PEC has a wealth of handouts available on a variety of topics related to child and family development. Below is a sampling of handouts readily available. Many handout topics are not listed. Please contact the PEC office at 319-377-9839 to order handouts, or to request information on topics not listed below.
Parenthood and Marriage
Divorced Parents, Single Parents and Step Families
Parenting Young Children
Group Presentations/ Lunch - n - Learn At Worksites
In order to keep parents, caregivers, educators and community members abreast of current trends in the field of parent education, the PEC coordinates and delivers presentations in the community on a wide variety of topics related to parenting practices and healthy family development.
The PEC staff has a variety of topics readily available for presentation. Specific requests for customized community education sessions will be considered on a case by case basis. To schedule a presentation please contact the Parent Education Consortium.
It is through the use of Linn County Community Empowerment funds that the PEC is able to provide these services to parents and caregivers of young children in our community.
* All workshops are offered contingent upon minimum enrollment requirements. PEC reserves the right to cancel or postpone low-enrollment workshops when necessary.
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The Parent Education Consortium is located at:
ISU Linn County Extension
383 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Coordination and Outreach Facilitator
Phone: 319-377-9839 Ext. 302
Cell phone: 319-540-2426
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Organized play groups for young children (0-5 years old) and the people who take care of them. Groups are FREE, and occur every week with a different topic each week. No registration required. Join us at any Play & Learn location - find a location near you!
Our Mission Statement: The Parent Education Consortium (PEC) is an organization committed to increasing the capacity of the community to provide on-going parenting education, professional development, and access to resources in order to facilitate the development of caring, competent, healthy children.