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 meet in a small group setting with one of our parent educators while children play in on-site childcare.
WORKSHOPS are FREE and
• include a FREE family meal and light refreshments during each session
• include FREE program materials
• provide FREE on-site child care
• are an investment in your child’s future with benefits that last a lifetime!
Parenting Resource Materials - Books, DVDs and Handouts
The PEC has a wealth of DVD’s and print materials on topics important to parents and caregivers of young children. A select number of materials are also available for loan at any of our parenting class locations throughout the year OR by contacting Janice at PEC by calling 319-377-9839 Ext. 302 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the resources we have available:
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
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
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.