You are your child’s most important teacher!
The Parent Education Consortium (PEC) is here to support you in this important role. Through free meetings that take place over a six-week period, you will learn about a variety of topics including understanding child development, teaching responsibility and communicating with your kids.
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 expert parent educators. Workshops are completely free and include a family meal and program materials.
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 family meal, program materials, child care and resources.
Parenting Resource Materials
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
Phone: 319-377-9839 Ext. 304
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.