Family Friendly Activities & Events

DUE TO COVID-19, MOST PARENTING EVENTS ARE ONLINE.

Check out this great list of the best free online learning resources for families stuck at home. 

Ongoing Virtual Programs

Jefferson County Public Library offers virtual programming for adults and kids of all ages. Visit the Events page to learn about these programs and others:

Play & Learn: Adults and their children join this group together to play with others and discuss parenting concerns. Each week, there’s a different activity for adults and young children to do together. Adults are welcome to stay on zoom afterwards to discuss a variety of caregiving topics. Fridays at 10:30 am.

Baby Time: Help the littlest minds develop and grow. Bounce, sing, rhyme and read with your baby!

Toddler Time: Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing, and telling stories together.

Preschool Time: Create a lifelong love of reading with interactive Story Time. Sing, rhyme, and dance together for added fun!


Parenting with Confidence (ongoing online series, begin anytime)

Wednesdays at 9 a.m. to 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 303-695-7996.


Circle of Parents (ongoing support group)

Meets Mondays 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. (English)
Meets Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 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 303-695-7996.

January 2021

Let’s Connect (eight-week series)

January 22 – March 12; Fridays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Let’s Connect is a parenting workshop that strengthens relationships between children and the adults who care for them. Caregivers will have opportunities to practice new skills with their children and receive in session coaching and support.

Parents will learn how 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 and joyful ways to connect with your child everyday

Children will learn how to:

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

To register please call 303-695-7996.


Love and Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun (six-week online series)

January 28 – March 4; Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For parents of children 18 months – 10 years: Make parenting fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic! We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. These concepts are based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic.

This class is free but requires purchase of a $10 book which must be picked up at the Families First Building (2163 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80231).

To register please call 303-695-7996.

February 2021

No Drama Discipline (seven-week online series)

February 3 – March 17, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears without causing a scene. This course focuses on effective strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart. We will also look at brain development and discuss what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at various ages and stages.

This class is free but requires purchase of a $10 book which must be picked up at the Families First Building (2163 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80231).

To register please call 303-695-7996.


Parenting the Challenging Teen (six-week online series) 

February 9 – March 16; Tuesdays at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Learn about teenage development and the incredible changes taking place during this time of life.

To register please call 303-695-7996.


How to Talk to Kids about Race

Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register. 

At a time when racial insensitivity seems to permeate everything from politics to playgroups, engaging our kids constructively on race is crucially important. It’s also easier said than done. How do you approach conversations with your kids about race, culture, equity and inclusion in a way they will understand? This is a unique opportunity to connect with people with different views and talk about equity, diversity and inclusion issues in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.


Building Blocks of Social Emotional Development (three-week series) 

February 22 – March 8;  Mondays at 1:30 to 3 p.m.

For parents and caregivers of children birth to five years. This course focuses on three important skills that preschoolers need in order to have a good foundation of social – emotional development. These foundational building blocks are strong attachment with a caregiver, self control and the ability to have age appropriate initiative and independence.

A booklet will be provided for this class and will need to be picked up at the Families First Building (2163 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80231).

To register please call 303-695-7996.