What We Offer:

Entering its 39th year, the Parent Education program offers something for all families with children 0-18! Weekly Parent­-Child Classes are for parents and their children ranging in ages from infants to five-years old.  Parent-Only classes are offered for parents of school-age children ranging from K through 12th grade. Discussion Only options are available for select classes for parents who wish to only attend the discussion portion of a parent-child class without their child.

Click on photo above to watch a short video presentation on Parent Education!


For children, it is an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with mom or dad, while exploring a rich and varied environment with children their own age. For parents, there are discussions on pertinent parenting issues led by a staff of experienced, caring teachers specially trained in child development, family counseling, and education.   Teacher assistants, who are also experienced with children, facilitate confidence and comfort–as well as maintaining a stimulating and safe environment.

Parent Ed. is a program that nurtures parents and children in a Christian atmosphere. One of the greatest benefits is the encouragement and support parents receive on their parenting journey

About Our Classes & Instructors:


Mom of seven, Nanette Brown, is back in action teaching her acclaimed Infant Class, Non-separating Toddlers and New Babies (2nd semester only).

Mom of 3, Amanda Baughman, brings her experience of being a certified Doula as well as a BS in Psychology and MA in Cross Cultural Studies to teach the Older Babies Class. 

Amanda is also our Parent Education Program Administrative Assistant. She can be reached at (818) 790-6708, X205 or Amanda@lacanadapc.org. Her Administrative Assistant office hours are:
Tuesday:8-11am; 1:30-2:30pm
Wed-Fri: 8:00am-2:00pm

MFT and mom of three, Heather Ehrhart, will be teaching our time tested Two-Year-Old Class.

Former elementary teacher and mom of three, Paige Dunbar, brings her creativity and teaching experience to the Family Class where you bring all your children (ages 0-5).

Former elementary teacher, literary specialist and mom of three, Sloan Walsh, teaches Parenting 3-4’s as well as Parenting Elementary Kids (for parents of children k-4th grades).

Parent Coach and Parenting Columnist, Jan Roberts, teachers her highly regarded Parents of Tweens (for parents of children 5th-8th grades).

Experienced mom of 3 children in their 20s, Tracy Tobias teaches two sections of Parents of High Schoolers (for parents of children 9th-12th grades).

LCPC Parent Education has also added both a Discussion Time Only option so parents can attend while their children are in pre-school or during work lunch.

Additionally, we will offer a night series for parents who cannot attend classes during the day: Evening Parent Express (for parents of all ages).

For 38 years LCPC’s Parent Education Program has maintained its legacy of quality education & reputable staff!  Approximately 400 parents and children from 22 cities come to campus every week for classes–driving from a 30-mile radius of La Canada. “I’ve been in Parent Ed for 5 years, starting when my daughter was 8 weeks old. It’s nearly impossible to summarize how much I have learned from this program, said Pasadena mom, Jill Longo. Dr. Katrina Harbers from La Crescenta who has been in the program for 15 years, stated: “I have learned to much as mom and a Christian being surrounded by wonderful parents who are going through the same struggles that I am.”  Long time participant Carmen Del Castillo  from La Canada added: “I feel that LCPC Parent Education and the beautiful people in it have touched my life and moved me closer to the person I have always wanted to be.”

For more information on Parent Resources click here.

Come in for a Free Trial Class!

If you have not yet experienced an LCPC Parent Education class and would like to find out more, come in for a free trial class! Contact the Admin. Assistant, 818-790-6708, x205.


Welcome From the Director, Anne Bierling


As I enter my 27th year of administration, education & counseling, I am honored to be part of this very special program that helps families thrive!  As a mom of three teenagers, I am thrilled by all the practical resources we offer.  Please contact me with your ideas and input.

The Parent Education Offices are located on the 1st floor of the Ministry Hub located at the bottom of the campus at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011 (818) 790-6708 x205.

Anne Sorensen Bierling, MA MFT
Director of Parent Education
Email: anne@lacanadapc.org

Mission Statement

The La Canada Parent Education Program is a ministry committed to drawing families to Christ, His Church, and each other.

We strive to encourage loving and effective parenting by teaching concepts of human development, strategies for building stronger families, and an appreciation for the uniqueness of both parent and child.

In addition, we seek to create a warm, caring community of faith within each class which will provide meaningful support and encouragement to parents in their parenting journeys.