For Parents and Caregivers

2015 Parents Nights Out at The Children’s Playhouse

5:30-8:30 pm on Fridays, February 20th, March 20th, and April 24th.

Kids have a blast with wonderful ASU volunteers while parents enjoy a night out. For children 18 months to age 8. Drop-off begins 5:30 pm and all children must be picked up by 8:30 pm. We will serve a light peanut free snack but children should be fed dinner before they come. Cost for nonmembers is $15 for the first child, $8 per additional sibling; members pay $12 and $6. Please notify us no later than Thursday at 5 pm if you have to cancel. Call 828-263-0011 to sign up if you have any trouble with this form.

Click the appropriate date to sign up for individual PNOs: February 20th, March 20th, and April 24th.

Free Parenting Resources Available at The Children’s Playhouse 

Thanks to a grant from the Appalachian District Health Department , we've added Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) to our resources for parents at The Children’s Playhouse.  We have Triple P Tip Sheets on on many topics parents need and you can browse through these the next time you visit. If you would like to talk through one of the issues listed in the Tip Sheets  or other concerns you have, Kathy is available to meet with you for a free ten minute consultation. The Tip Sheets have good ideas you can try and we can meet again in a week or two to see how they’ve worked for you. To make an appointment, email with Triple P in the subject line. 

Parent Networking

As the kids play, you’ll enjoy the chance to talk with other parents and caregivers over a free cup of coffee (donated by Espresso News) and browse our Family Resource Library. Playhouse staff members are also here to listen and share information.

Lending Library for Parents and Caregivers

Our large lending library covers topics such as toilet training, sleeping, temper tantrums, nutrition, ages and stages, and discipline. You may check out two books at a time for free for two weeks. We are always accepting donations on topics related to parenting, child development, and preschool education.

Play Together Kits

We also have “Play Together kits” which are high quality toys, CDs, books, and art materials that you can check out for free. You do not have to be a Playhouse member to use these resources. Any adult may check out these materials for free!