First Step Family Support Center

Center-based Activities

Port Angeles Drop-in Center at First Step
Port Angeles Drop-in Center

The Port Angeles Drop-In Center at First Step offers a safe place to find what you need for your family. We have a free clothing and equipment closet, information and referrals, a children’s play area, emergency diapers and formula, access to phones, computers, fax and copier, healthy snacks, and free children’s books.

When: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 by appointment due to COVID-19
Where: First Step Drop-in Center
325 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: Jeanene (360) 457-8355
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Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Port Angeles
Port Angeles Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Babies and toddlers learn through playtime, story time, games, and music activities. Age appropriate learning activities for pre-schoolers are provided through art, music, song and dance, circle and story time, literacy, science, and other activities.

Join these virtual sessions via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/groups/264137657252448

When: TBD
Contact: Krista (360) 640-4003
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Summer Adventure Camp
Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp is a kindergarten-readiness program held during the summer for students entering Kindergarten. Arts and crafts, story time, songs, and games are used to help children prepare for the transition to public education.

When: TBD
Where: First Step Family Support Center or PA School District Classroom
Contact: Elisia (360) 457-8355
Registration: TBD
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Promoting First Relationships

Promoting First Relationships is a free 11 week parenting class that focuses on how important you are in your child’s developing sense of self and well-being. Childcare and a light snack is provided at each class. Peninsula College credit available. Please reach out if you need transportation.

When: TBD
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: TBD
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Tools of the Mind
Tools of the Mind Early Learning Academy

Tools of the Mind, a learning environment and curriculum that helps children become a master of their own behavior by building executive function skills so they can excel in school and life.

When: New schedule to be determined
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: TBD

Perinatal Support Group
Mothering Together Support Group

Are you a new mom? Wondering if it’s supposed to be this hard? Looking to be a part of a community of other parents who get it? Those first weeks & months are so hard…

Anxiety, depression, birth trauma make it even harder… We get it! And we offer new hope that it will get easier. We are a virtual Peer Support Group for mothers during pregnancy and/or the first years of their child’s life. Free to participate.

When: Beginning October 7th Wednesdays from 1-2pm
Where: Offered via Zoom
Contact: Elisia (360) 477-8540 or click here to register.
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Growing Strong Cooking Classes

Growing Strong is a cooking class that teaches the preparation of easy, delicious, and healthy family meals on a budget. Classes are free and open to everyone!

When: TBD
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: Jeanene (360) 808-0287
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Make Parenting a Pleasure

An 8 week group based parent education series that will focus on decreasing parent stress, improving communication, and positive discipline techniques for parents with kids ages 0-6. Classes are free and open to the public!

When: TBD
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: First Step Family Support Center (360) 457-8355
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Fathering in 15

A unique, flexible, convenient resource that will help dads to become the best dads they can be. Fathering in 15 contains 15 topics focused on increasing a dad’s awareness and knowledge about what it takes to be a good dad, and the capacity, or skills, to carry out what he learns, building a dad’s self-worth and building a good man and a good dad.

Dads can complete each topic in only 15 minutes. To receive a certificate for your participation, please contact First Step before beginning the program for details.

When: Any Time!
Where: Fathering in 15 in English / Fathering in 15 in Spanish
Contact: Jeanene (360) 808-0287


Incredible Years Program

The Incredible Years Program is a free 12 week program where parents and their children ages 9 months to 3 years can learn and grow together!

You will learn how to: help your toddlers feel loved and secure, encourage your toddler’s language, social, and emotional development, establish clear and predictable routines, handle separations and reunions, and how to use positive discipline to manage misbehavior!

When: 1st Session: Tuesdays Beginning October 6th from 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm; 2nd Session: January 5, 2021 – March 23, 2021 from 1-3pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Contact: Jeanene at (360) 808-0287 or jeaneneh_fstep@olypen.com
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2nd Session: View/download brochure