Family Friendly Activities & Events

Jeffco Public Library wants to hear from you!

JCPL wants to hear from parents, caregivers, educators, and kids about a new Library planned for the southern part of the county. Your recommendations can impact the location and design of the Library and the services it offers.

Join us for one of these interactive Zoom meetings (registration is required):

Jeffco Public Library has virtual events every weekday for children and families.

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The Butterfly Pavilion offers weekly virtual programming focused on the wonderful world of bugs, butterflies, bees and other invertebrates.  

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SPRING 2021

Let’s Connect

A parenting workshop focused on supporting strong relationships between children and the adults who care for them. Caregivers will have opportunities to practice new skills with their children and receive coaching and support. (This class is also offered in Spanish.) 

May 3 – June 28 (eight-week series) | Mondays 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

Parents will learn to:

  • Manage stress related to parenting
  • Talk with your child about feelings in a way they can understand
  • Set healthy limits and respond to challenging behaviors
  • Talk about important family topics and changes with children and teens
  • Develop simple ways to connect with your child every day

Children will learn to: 

  • Identify and share feelings and needs with caregivers
  • Express feelings safely and respectfully
  • Make good choices when feeling strong feelings

To register please call Families First at Shiloh House: 303-695-7996.


No Drama Discipline

This class provides a road map for dealing with tantrums and tears without causing a scene. This course focuses on effective strategies for discipline that help children learn and grow.

April 20 – June 1 (seven-week series) | Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

The course covers brain development and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and effective at various ages and stages.

**This course requires the purchase of a book which needs to be picked at the Families First Building**

To register please call Families First at Shiloh House: 303-695-7996.

ONGOING PROGRAMS (join at any time)

Mama Circle 
Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m. 

All moms welcome during the baby’s first two years!

  • Find hope if you’re feeling overwhelmed
  • Connect with other moms, build confidence, and create a network of support
  • Understand baby blues vs. perinatal depression and anxiety

Email Rayna raynaq@jcmh.org or Tory victoriabe@jcmh.org for information.


Parenting with Confidence 
Wednesdays at 9 – 11 a.m.

Learn skills for effective parenting. Topics include nurture vs. nature, communication, parenting styles, discipline vs. punishment, emotional needs and self esteem. To register please call Families First at Shiloh House: 303-695-7996.


Circle of Parents 
Mondays 6:45 – 8 p.m. (English)
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8 p.m. (Spanish)

This parenting group meets weekly and is an opportunity to connect with other parents, as well as child development experts who can answer your questions and address your concerns. To register please call Families First at Shiloh House: 303-695-7996.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 The Incredible Years® Parent Group — Fall 2021 

Jeffco Public Schools presents this FREE group with the goal of strengthening your relationship with your child while learning strategies to prevent behavior problems and promote children’s social-emotional wellness and school readiness. Open to caregivers who have a child in their custody between the ages of 3 and 6.

The group will meet once a week for 14 weeks in fall 2021. Please contact joyw@jcmh.org or brianaj@jcmh.org if you are interested.

Learn more about The Incredible Years program here.