We offer classes that follow the “Parenting With Love and Logic” programs and utilize their resources. The Love and Logic philosophy was developed by Jim FayDr. Foster Cline and Dr. Charles Fay in Golden, Colorado. You can learn more about this program by visiting the Love and Logic website.

Love and Logic teaches parenting skills that cultivate confidence and good decision making skills in children by offering choices, empathy, and respect while avoiding anger, threats, and warnings. Families First offers this life-changing, easy to learn curriculum FREE of charge to local parents with children, toddler to teens.

Parenting sessions offered for groups.

Classes Offered in Pella:

Meet and Eat Class

Love and Logic: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!®

Fall 2021 Dates-Tuesdays: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Pizza Ranch

Come and learn the basics of Love and Logic or refresh your skills if you have already taken the classes! Everyone is welcome! Great time to meet your spouse for a lunch date and “get on the same page” with parenting your kids.

From 12:00–1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, join us for lunch and to learn the principles of Love and Logic through videos and table discussions.  The sessions are in a relaxed style so feel free to come and go as you need to.  

  • This class focuses on parenting children ages birth to 6 years old.
  • No cost to attend, thanks to our generous supporters!
  • FREE childcare will be available in the nursery of Second Reformed Church from 11:45–1:10 p.m. If you are planning to use childcare, please contact Allison Kerndt (780-5741 or familiesfirst94@gmail.com) to reserve space.
  • FREE pizza lunch for adults at the Pella Pizza Ranch.
  • No registration required for the adult lunch – simply come when you can!




Evening Class

Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Fall 2021 Dates-Thursdays: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21
5:30-7:30 pm
Trinity Reformed Church
  • This class focuses on parenting children of all ages.
  • No cost to attend, thanks to our generous supporters!
  • Free childcare will be provided on-site by Central College and high school students. Register early to reserve space!
  • FREE SUPPER IS PROVIDED for families!
  • Supper will be served from 5:30-6:00pm, and is flexible, so don’t worry if you can’t make it right at 5:30pm.
  • To register, call Allison Kerndt (780-5741), complete the online form, or send an e-mail.