PARENT & CHILD CLASSES

NEW BABIES (Second Semester Only – 15 Weeks)
Wednesday, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m., Instructor: Nanette Brown; TA-Jana Van Dyck

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This class is for parents and their children born from 8/8/17 to 12/31/17. The children remain with their parents at all times. For parents, a caring teacher with child development training, leads discussions on parenting issues as well as provides informative hand-outs. It is a place to ask questions, share experiences, and build friendships. Some of the topics that will be discussed include sleep issues, nutrition, baby proofing, car seat safety, separation issues, discipline, building self esteem, family traditions and co-parenting.


BABIES
Thursday, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.,  Instructor: Nanette Brown; TA – Jana Van Dyck

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This class is for parents and their children born from 3/1/17 to 8/7/17. The children remain in the same room as their parents at all times and enjoy playtime as well as circle time with their parents. Parents glean relevant parenting information through discussion and hand-outs while also gaining peer support and special friendships. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:  sleep issues, nutrition, baby proofing, car seat safety, separation issues, discipline, building self esteem, family traditions and co-parenting.


OLDER BABIES
Tuesday, 11:30am-1:30pm., Instructor:  Amanda Baughman; TA – Jana Van Dyck

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This class is for parents and their children born from 10/16/16 to 2/28/17. The children remain in the same room as their parents.     For parents, a caring teacher who is specially trained in child development, leads discussions on parenting issues as well as provides informative hand-outs. It is a place to ask questions, share experiences and build friendships. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: sleep issues, nutrition, baby proofing, separation issues, discipline, building self esteem, family traditions and co-parenting.


NON-SEPARATING TODDLERS
Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Instructor: Nanette Brown; TA’s – Jana VanDyck, Sophia Kennelly

*CLASS FULL. You can be added to waitlist by registering below.

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Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Instructor: Nanette Brown; TA – Jana Van Dyck

*CLASS FULL. You can be added to waitlist by registering below.

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This class is for parents and their children born from 12/2/15 to 10/15/16. The children remain in the same room as their parents. For parents, it is an excellent chance to observe their children in a group setting. A caring teacher, who is specially trained in child development, leads discussions on parenting issues as well as provides informative hand-outs. It is a place to ask questions, share experiences, and build friendships. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: toddler development, toddlers and sleep, nurturing your parenting relationships, reading to toddlers, the hurried child, balancing discipline and the toddler’s independence/autonomy. For children, this is a time each week for undivided attention from mom or dad as well as an opportunity to explore a rich and varied environment with other children their own age. The Teacher Assistant works closely with the children in a caring and creative manner, facilitating confidence and comfort during class and discussion times. Children also enjoy free play, seasonal crafts, and outdoor playtime.
NON-SEPARATING TODDLERS (Wednesday DISCUSSION ONLY)

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NON-SEPARATING TODDLERS (Thursday DISCUSSION ONLY)

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Discussion Only for parents with children born from 12/2/15 to 10/15/16.  Parents can attend 1 hour of parent education, fellowship and food.


TWO YEAR OLDS
Tuesday, 9:15-11:15am, Instructor: Heather Ehrhart; TA- Nicole Ravana, Jina Khackik

CANCELLED*

Wednesday Morning, 9:15 – 11:15 a.m., Instructor: Heather Ehrhart;  TA- Nicole Ravana, Jina Khackik

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Wednesday Afternoon, 12 noon- 2p.m., Instructor: Heather Earhart; TA- Nicole Ravana, Jina Khackik

We are excited to add a new AFTERNOON TWOS class from 12 to 2pm! This class is for everyone—and may also bless parents who work mornings or who have the option of  extended lun.

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This class is for parents and their children born from 12/2/14 to 12/1/15.   For parents, it is an excellent chance to observe their children in a group setting. A caring teacher, who is specially trained in child development, leads discussions on parenting issues as well as  provides informative hand-outs. It is a place to ask questions, share experiences, and build friendships. Some of the topics that will be discussed are autonomy, communicating with twos, parenting styles, two’s and food, the five love languages, and preschool selection. For children, this is a time each week for undivided attention from mom or dad as well as an opportunity to explore a rich and varied environment with other children their own age. A wonderful Teacher Assistant, works closely with the children in a caring and creative manner, facilitating confidence and comfort during class and discussion times. Children also enjoy free play, seasonal crafts, and outdoor playtime.

 

TWO-YEAR-OLDS Wednesday Morning  (DISCUSSION ONLY)
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Discussion time for parents with children born from 12/2/14 to 12/1/15. Parents can attend 1 hour of parent education, fellowship and food.


PARENTING 3-4’s

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Instructor: Sloan Walsh; TA- Paige Thatcher, Jana DeGange, Jina Khackik

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This class is for parents with children born between 12/2/13 and 12/1/14. Children will enjoy creative craft projects, song and story time, opportunities for indoor and outdoor imaginative play, and creating new friendships. An experienced Parent Education teacher leads discussions about raising your preschooler using “Whole Brained, Whole Hearted” parenting strategies. Topics include preparing your child for Kindergarten, raising an emotionally intelligent child, mindful parenting and raising happy children who thrive. The annual Christmas Pageant, Easter egg hunt, scrapbook project with photos, art projects and fun adult crafts and art journaling will be a cherished memory of this sweet season of life together. Teacher Assistants works closely with the children in a caring and creative manner to facilitate confidence and comfort during class and discussion times. Parents separate for discussion time.

PARENTING 3-4’s (DISCUSSION ONLY)

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Discussion Only for parents with children born from 12/2/12 to 12/1/14. Parents can attend 1 hour of parent education, fellowship and food.


FAMILY CLASS (0-5)

Friday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Instructor: TBD; TA- Paige Thatcher, Jina Khackik, Jana Van Dyck
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This class is for parents and their children born from 12/1/12 to 8/8/17. This energetic, fun-filled class provides experiential art activities, creative sensory play, art and science activities, and exploration of food and cooking for children 0-5. Created with the whole family in mind and combining the latest research, discussion topics focus on themes such as sibling rivalry and bonding, parenting relationships, creating peaceful, faith-filled homes, and embracing our imperfections. Non-ambulating babies are welcome in discussion room and must be worn.
FAMILY CLASS (DISCUSSION ONLY)

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Discussion Only for parents with children born from 12/1/12 to 8/8/17. Parents can attend 1 hour of parent education, fellowship and food.


CHILDCARE

Childcare will be available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. It is available for siblings of children attending Parent and Child class or children of adults attending Parent Only classes. You must register for childcare before classes begin. It costs $150/child/semester. You can register here.

Drop in with prior approval: Contact heather@lacanadapc.org

$20 for 1 child/2 hours or $25 for 2.5 hrs; $25 for 2 children /2 hrs; $30 for 3 children/2 hrs


PARENTS ONLY CLASSES

PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY KIDS
Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor: Sloan Walsh

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This weekly class for parents of  Kindergarten through 4th grades 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, building emotional intelligence, dealing with peer relationships and sibling rivalry from a Whole Brained, Whole Hearted parenting approach. We will also cover early literacy and learning, homework, balancing extracurricular activities and hectic schedules and discuss the growing use of technology in our children’s lives today. Parents will gain ideas for creating a strong family culture and identity-while also exploring the adventures and joys of raising children in the 21st century. We invite you to join us each Wednesday morning for this research based, educational, and encouraging class!


PARENTS OF TWEENS
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Instructor: Jan Roberts

*CLASS FULL. You can be added to waitlist by registering below.

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This class for parents of tweens (grades 5th-8th) will provide a weekly forum for relevant child development information, parenting resources, peer support, and family fun ideas. Parents will learn through large and small group discussions regarding pre-adolescent issues such as: peer relationships, new patterns of family communication, physical and intellectual changes, dealing with the tween “attitude”, and media guidelines. Parents will learn how to adjust family traditions, and add more fun holiday ideas, to maintain connection with their tween.

 


PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLERS, (9th-12th)
Thursday – Morning, 9:30 – 11:15 a.m., Instructor: Tracy Tobias

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Thursday – Afternoon, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m., Instructor: Tracy Tobias

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This lively class creates an opportunity for support and sharing concerns while addressing issues facing teens – mind, body and soul.  Topics will include: understanding the teen brain, mental health (stress, anxiety, self control, anger), peer influences, communication, the influence of technology and media, college prep, spiritual growth, homework hassles and driving.  Special attention will be on the topics of letting go and raising independent teens who thrive and are resilient; as well as the importance of real presence in parenting teens.


PARENTING YOUR EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 
Wednesday, 12:30-2:30, Instructor: Sloan Walsh

*May be available 2nd semester*

Parenting your Exceptional Child is a class for parents of K-8th grades who need encouragement, support, education and resources for parenting their exceptional child (ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum, Gifted, etc.).  Parents will have the opportunity to meet weekly with an experienced Parent Education teacher and collaborate with other parents facing the same challenges in raising a child with exceptional needs, gifts and/or circumstances. Discussion topics will include: Parenting Methods for Raising an Exceptional Child, Supporting Learning and Managing School Challenges, Raising Happy Kids Who Thrive and Understanding Ways to Support Your Child’s Developing Mind.


PARENT EXPRESS

PARENTS OF TWEENS- EVENING

Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25; 7:00-8:30 pm, Instructor: Paige Dunbar

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“Parenting Your Tween” is a 4 week class for parents of 5th-8th grade children who seek encouragement, support, resources and a deeper understanding of what the tween years are all about. Parents will meet weekly with the Parent Ed instructor to collaborate with other parents facing the same challenges in parenting their child through this crucial developmental stage. Some of the discussion topics that will be covered include: The Tween Brain and Physical Development, Creating a Sense of Belonging at Home and School and How to Effectively Maintain Boundaries.

$80 per family for the class. Only one registration per family is required.