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
Year-round except holidays
Where: First Step Drop-in Center
325 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: Erin or Carmen (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.

When: Wednesdays 9:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m
September 11th to November 27th
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
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: Franklin Elementary – 2505 S Washington St, Port Angeles
Contact: Carmen (360)457-8355
Registration: You can register in person at our Drop In Center, Mon-Thurs 1-4pm.
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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: Krista (360) 457-8355
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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: Krista (360) 640-4003

Perinatal Support Group
Perinatal Support Group

A Peer Support Group for mothers who are facing emotional challenges during pregnancy and/or the first years of their child’s life. Free to participate. Childcare is available.

Port Angeles
When: Every Thursday October 17th to December 26th from 10:00am to 11:30am.
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: Helen (360) 457-8355
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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: October 21, November 4 & 25, December 9 & 23, January 6 & 20
Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 East 6th Street, Port Angeles
Contact: Jeanene (360) 808-0287
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