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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 similarly 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. We hope you will join us at a group connection soon!

Register for a Group Connection!

When Payment is Necessary

For all fee-based Group Connections, complete the registration below and pay one of two ways:

Online

We accept credit card payments through our Parent Pay Online system.

Please choose the appropriate Group Connection event from the Session drop down list you will see, then enter your child's name.

Mail

Mail your check payment prior to the event with the flyer found on this page to:

Eureka Early Childhood Center
c/o PAT Group Connections
442 W 4th St
Eureka, MO 63025-1804

If sending a check, please make it payable to "Rockwood School District" unless noted otherwise on the event flyer on the Group Connections page. Please note in the memo field of your check the Group Connection event name if you don't send a flyer with the check.

Note

If the Rockwood School District closes due to inclement weather, all in-person home visits will be switched to a phone or virtual visit for the safety of our staff. Any group connections scheduled for that day will be canceled. If it is a weekend group connection, please check your email and our social media pages for updates.

Upcoming Group Connections

Crazy Crawlers & Wacky Walkers
Date Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:00-5:00pm
Location Eureka Early Childhood Center, 442 W. 4th Street, Eureka, 63025
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Enjoy exploring activities for some of our youngest learners. We will have designated areas with activities for children who can sit unsupported, crawlers, new walkers, and more experienced walkers. This parent child group connection is ideal for children ages 6 months-18 months.

Presented by Rockwood Parent Educators

Attention: All Parents of Picky Eaters
Date Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30pm
Location Google Meet
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

We will talk about reasons kids are picky, strategies for overcoming stressful mealtimes and when to seek out extra help. Led in partnership with the Parkway Parents as Teachers program. This group connection is for parents only.

Presented by Aley Babb-Keeble, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist and Co-Owner of Acorn Children’s Therapy LLC

Kids & Technology Book Study
Date Thursday, Feb. 29, 7:00-8:00pm
Location St. Louis Bread Company, 2400 Taylor Road, Wildwood, MO 63005
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Join us to discuss the use of technology and children and connect with others doing their best to navigate parenthood. While we will be using Nicholas Kardaras’ book Glow Kids to guide our discussion, it is not imperative that you read this book prior to attending. This group connection is for parents only.

Presented by Kristin Skyles, Rockwood Parent Educator

Music for Littles
Date Wednesday, March 6, 10:00-10:45am
Location Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center, 2730 Valley Road, Wildwood, 63004
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Did you know that music plays a huge role in brain development, coordination, speech and mental health? Come and enjoy quality time with your little one, while exploring the joys of music. Music educator, Julie Berry, will engage your family in singing songs, using instruments and parachute play. This parent child group connection is ideal for children ages 4 months-36 months. Registration is limited to 15 families.

Presented by Julie Berry, Berry Music STL

Infant Massage
Date Wednesday, March 6, 6:00-7:00pm
Location Vandover Early Childhood Center, 1900 Hawkins Road, Fenton, 63026
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

Friday Family Fun
Date Friday, March 8, 10:00-11:00am
Location Eureka Early Childhood Center, 442 W. 4th Street, Eureka, 63025
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Here is an opportunity for you and your child to come play with us in the Eureka Early Childhood Center PAT Nest. Listen to a story and participate in a story extension activity. There will be time for free play and meeting other parents with young children. This group connection is recommended for children age 5 and under.

Presented by Stephanie Kane, Rockwood Parents as Teachers Supervisor

Stellar Single Parents
Date Monday, March 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Location Eureka Early Childhood Center, 442 W. 4th Street, Eureka, 63025
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Are you a single parent? Wanting to connect with other single parents? You and your child can come play with us in the Eureka Early Childhood Center PAT Nest. Learn about things that make your family stronger and connect with other single parents. This group connection is recommended for children age 5 and under.

Presented by Andrea Guzman and Stephanie Kane, Rockwood Parent Educators

Explore The Little Gym
Date Tuesday, March 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Location The Little Gym, 18 Fenton Plaza, Fenton, MO 63026
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Here is an opportunity for you and your child to enjoy a free class at The Little Gym in Fenton. Explore the gym while giving your child an opportunity to build their gross motor and social emotional skills. This group connection is intended for children age 5 and under. Please register in advance on The Little Gym's website (scroll down for the PAT class).

Register for The Little Gym Event

Presented by The Little Gym

Meramec Valley Library Storytime
Date Friday, March 22, 10:00-11:00am
Location St. Louis County Library - Meramec Valley Branch, 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

Puppet Play
Date Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-5:30pm
Location Vandover Early Childhood Center, 1900 Hawkins Road, Fenton, 63026
Fee No charge
Attendees Parent/Child Group Connection

Does your child enjoy pretend play and stories? Come join us for Puppet Play! We will listen to some familiar tales, play and pretend with puppets, and create your very own puppet to take home and enjoy. This group connection is intended for children 3-5 years old. Registration is limited to 15 families.

Presented by Anne King, Rockwood Parent Educator

Eureka Hills Library Storytime
Date Saturday, March 30, 10:00-11:00am
Location St. Louis County Library - Eureka Hills Branch, 500 Workman Road, Eureka, 63025
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 Colleen Haggerty, St. Louis County Library