All Classes Under $13 each
Payment Plans & Tuition Assistance Available
IF YOU HAVE A CHILD 0-18, WE HAVE A CLASS FOR YOU!
Offering 13 different courses designed to accommodate any parent with a child between ages 0 to 18!
New Fall Night Series: Parent Express
7 pm to 8:30 pm (Oct 9th-Nov 13th) in Cook Chapel
Host for all 6 sessions: Cary Horne
$50/family if you register online by Sept. 15th — $60/family after Sept. 15th or $10/class at the door.
FREE child care for infants – 12 years (must RSVP to Heather Henry at email@example.com)
Oct. 9 Bonding with Your Tween & Teen – Sloan Walsh & Mary Van Amringe, Parent Education Instructors
Oct. 16 Setting Effective Teen Limits…Without Creating Power Struggles – Jeffrey Prater, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Oct. 23 What Every Parent Should Know About Adolescent Substance Abuse - Leda Siskind, MFT specializing in teen substance abuse
Oct. 30 Understanding Your Child’s Electronic World of Social Networking - Eric Holmstrom & Faith Field, LCPC High School Staff
Nov. 6 Coping with Adolescent Anxiety & Depression – Jeffrey Prater, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Nov. 13 It’s Not all about Grades…Essential Tasks in Maturing Children into Adults – Jan Roberts & Cary Horne, Parent Education Instructors
Click above to watch a video on how Parent Education touches families locally & globally!
Mom of six, Nanette Brown, will be back in action teaching her acclaimed Older Babies class on Tuesdays, as well as a Non-separating Toddler class on both Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Paige Dunbar is excited to be teaching the Infants class & will also TA for the Family class. Mary Van Amringe will be again advising parents in her time-tested Two-Year-Old classes that have been popular for over a decade. Returning educator, Sloan Walsh, will teach our new Upper Elementary class on Wednesdays as well as address family dynamics and brain development in the successful Family Class where you bring all your children! We will again offer the Three/Fours Class (slated on Wednesday afternoons to accommodate all pre-school schedules).
Shining Star award winner and Parent Coach/Columnist, Jan Roberts, will once again be returning to teach her highly regarded Parents of Elementary Kids & Parents of Tweeners. Due to popular demand, beloved educator, Cary Horne, will also be teaching a second Tweeners Class as well as a Parents of Teens class.
NEW! PARENTS OF UPPER ELEMENTARY (GRADES 3-5) This weekly class for parents of 3rd through 5th graders will cover the latest in brain research and how it practically relates to our children’s development, learning, behavior, and relationships. In a spiritually rich environment, participants will learn specific parenting strategies in managing behavior, hectic schedules, homework, and learning challenges–as well as encouraging responsibility and reducing sibling rivalry. Parents will be able to create a strong family culture and identity–while also exploring the adventures and joys of raising boys and girls in the 21st century. Enjoy this educational, encouraging and fun filled class!
LCPC Parent Education has also added both a Discussion Time Only option so parents can attend while their children are in pre-school–as well as affordable childcare during all classes. Class listings and online registration are available by clicking here or by calling 818-790-6708 x 205 for more information or to register on site.
For 34 years LCPC’s Parent Education Program has maintained its legacy of quality education & reputable staff. Approximately 450 parents and children from 22 cities come to campus every week for classes–driving from a 30 miles 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. “The teachers are always spot on with timely topics for my children’s development, my children look forward to it every week, and it’s a highlight of my week as well.”
For more information on Parent Resources click here.
FOR PARENTS OF ALL STAGES
IF YOU HAVE A CHILD AGE 0-18, WE HAVE A CLASS FOR YOU
Come join us on the RACE TO SOMEWHERE!
Join us for the 2012-13 season. You can contact us at the Parent Education office at (818) 790-6708 x 205 for more information.
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 Sandy Ravana in the ministry office at 818-790-6708, x 205.
Welcome From the Director, Anne Bierling
If you have a child between age 0-18, we have a class for you! We have classes for parents (and grandparents) of babies, toddlers, twos and 0-5 year olds in our new Family Class. We also have classes for parents of elementary, tween, and teen children! The staff is excited about the 2012- 2013 school year as we will be offering 14 different classes in our new facilities.
Our program is unique in that in addition to offering 8 “Parent & Child” Classes, we also offer 4 “Parent Only” Classes for parents of elementary, tween and teen children. Additionally, back by popular demand, we hope to offer our winter night series for parents who cannot attend classes during the day. Stay tuned and check out our website regularly.
It is my pleasure to be part of this very special program. As always, 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.
God’s richest blessings,
Anne Sorensen Bierling, MA MFT
Director of Parent Education
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.
What We Offer
Entering its 34th year, the Parent Education program offers something for everyone. 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 caring teachers specially trained in child development.
Teacher assistants, who are also qualified in child development, work closely with the children facilitating confidence and comfort during class and discussion times. 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
We offer weekly morning classes 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 Pre-K though teens. “Parenting is a life long journey. At every age there are challenges and issues. At older ages, kids really need their parents’ guidance, because their mistakes are more costly,” says Jan Roberts, Parent Coach and the teacher of several Parent Education parent only classes.
The parent-only classes were first developed for parents who graduated from the parent-child parenting classes and realized they were facing issues for which they needed help and support. Jan Roberts and Cary Horne teach weekly Parent-Only Classes providing parents the opportunity to learn about parenting children and teens throughout their school-age years.
- Classes are offered mid-September until June.
- Classes meet once a week and are offered during the day.
- For registration information and class availability, please contact the Parent Education office at (818) 790-6708 x 205 or click here.
LCPC Parent Education Global Outreach
For 34 years, LCPC Parent Education has been committed to impacting families both locally (through our Parent Educaton classes) and globally (through the 10% of our total fundraising we donate to selected outreaches around the world). In 2011, we were able to make significant contributions to Wild Hope International, Mending Kids International, Generosity Water and Operation Christmas Child. Click here to view a video of these amazing organizations that LCPC Parent Education supports.
Wild Hope International
Wild Hope is an international missions organization involved in the important work of empowering African women by training them to develop skills and trades. They are taught to make beaded jewelery and ornaments so they can flee lives of poverty and prostitution and suitably provide for their children. Wild Hope also works to provide leadership development, educational assistance, sports programs and discipleship to the people of Tanzania.
Mending Kids International
Mending Kids International provides life-changing surgical care to children worldwide. Over the years, thousands of children have received corrective, transformational surgeries that have given them another chance at a longer, healthier life. Parent Education’s financial support was able to provide four surgeries for children in Africa who otherwise would have gone without much needed medical attention. All four children have had their club feet corrected, which means all the difference for their personal futures. Little Samuel Njenga (in the picture) is one of the children’s whose lives will be forever changed by the wonderful work of Mending Kids.
Nearly a billion people around the world lack access to clean drinking water. Since they began just 3 years ago, Generosity Water has been able to fund 242 water wells and 8 cisterns in 17 countries serving over 100,000 people with clean, safe drinking water. Through the Parent Education’s Generosity Water bottle sales, enough money was raised for the digging of a new well in Tinkong, Ghana. This well will provide clean, fresh water for a village of 750 people for the next 20 years!
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse International, which provides an opportunity to bless a child somewhere around the world by packing a shoebox filled with gifts this Christmas. In the 18 years since OCC began, over 85 million children’s lives in over 130 countries have been touched. Parent Education is so excited to be part of such a wonderful program! Please click on this link to watch the “Power of a Simple Gift” video to see how meaningful this program is to so many.
PARENT EDUCATION NEWS & PAST EVENTS
Thank you to all who faithfully supported the sales of our Generosity Water bottles! With your help, we were able to sponsor the digging of a well in Ghana which will provide fresh water for a village of 750 people over the next 20 years!
More Dads are enrolling in Parent Education! Read about the wonderful dads in our classes in this Valley Sun article.
Congratulations to our second annual “Shining Star,” Jan Roberts!