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  • Beyond ECFE

    Beyond ECFE:Come to class and learn new parenting skills as your child grows from Elementary through High School years. Beyond ECFE Classes are taught by licensed Parent Educators, meeting once per month. Group discussion allows parents to share their challenges, experience and wisdom. Come and visit with other parents about communication skills and styles, social networking, beginning Kindergarten, chores, allowance, puberty, friendships and much more based on the interest of those in the class! Classes offered are: Parenting Your Kindergartner (PE-K), Parenting Your 1st & 2nd Grader (PE-1-2), Parenting Your 3rd through 5th Grader (PE-3-5), Parenting Your 6th through 8th Grader (PE-6-8), Parenting Your High Schooler (PE-HS).
  • Book Study: How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

    Join our eight week book study class for parents, caregivers and adults.  This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships and it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.  Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.  The book is not included in the the tuition.  Sibling care is available.  
  • Book Study: Siblings Without Rivalry

    Join our eight week book study class for parents, caregivers and adults.  This wise, groundbreaking book gives parents the practical tools they need to cope with the joys of their special relationship.  With humor and understanding--much gained from raising their own children--Faber and Mazlish explain how and when to intervene in fights, provide suggestions on how to help children channel their hostility into creative outlets, and demonstrate how to treat children unequally and still be fair.  Updated to incorporate fresh thoughts after years of conducting workshops for parents and professionals, this edition also includes a new afterword.. The ELC does not provide the book.
  • Book Study: Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood

    All girls are worthy of friendship, love, support, kindness, safety, well-being, and adults who will reinforce the best in them.  This course is for parents and caregivers of girls in grades 6-12 who wish to support girl's healthy transition toward adulthood.  Parents/ caregivers will support one another and learn ideas for parenting girls supportively as they traverse each of the seven areas of typical development (Damour, 2016) from girlhood to young adulthood. Parting with Childhood Joining a New Tribe Harnessing Emotions Contending with Adult Authority Planning for the Future Entering the Romantic World Caring for Herself Participants are responsible for getting their own book for this class. This class will meet 90 minutes for a total of 9 weekly classes.  This is a parent only class.
  • Book Study: No-Drama Discipline

    Join our eight week book study for parents and adult caregivers of children ages 0-18. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline; The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions and tears -- without causing a scene. Co-authored by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson authors of Whole Brain Child.The ELC does not provide the book for the  class. 
  • Book Study: Whole Brain Child

    Join our eight week book study class for parents and adult caregivers of children ages 0-18.  The Whole Brain Child; 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive; in this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The book is not provided by the ELC.
  • Girls and Friendships in Elementary School

    All girls are worthy of friendship, love, support, kindness, safety, well-being, and adults who see and reinforce the best in them.  This course is for parents and caregivers of girls in grades K-5 who wish to support girls' healthy friendship skills.  Whether your girl is lonely, aggressive, or a bystander (or at times all three!), this class can provide some helpful insights.  Parents/caregivers will support one another and learn more about: Typical elementary-age social and emotional development Cliques, social pressure, "relational aggression" and bullying Specific tactics for coaching a girl through friendship challenges This course will run 1.5 hours once weekly for eight weeks.  This is a parent-only class, sibling care is available.
  • Girls and Friendships in Elementary School - Follow-Up Chats

    This is a follow-up class for parents and caregivers of girls in grades PreK - 5 who have completed Girls and Friendships in Elementary School.    See class section for dates and times.  Sibling care available.
  • Parenting Adolescent Girls

    Adolescent girls manage daily demands and expectations from family, school, community, media and their own dynamic selves. Day by day, girls naturally experience a myriad of highs and lows, successes and setbacks. This learning can be uncomfortable, painful, and on occasions, dangerous. Parents and caregivers of adolescent girls will talk about:  Some specific common and typical bumps and pitfalls for girls, and ideas for how to anticipate and manage them. The challenges of effectively supporting girls as they become skilled in their world. The art of balancing supportive care while encouraging autonomy and self-efficacy. When to step in with a comment, help, or all out rescue, and when to resist that urge. Typical adolescent development, including tools for discerning what is "normal" (if challenging) vs. a red flag. This course will run 1.5 hours once per month on Thursdays. This is a parent-only class, sibling care is available.
  • Parenting Boys

    What can we do to raise healthy boys? How is parenting boys different from parenting girls? As societal views of gender are changing, how can you teach your son about appropriate behavior and expectations? This class will explore questions like these so that you can formulate a plan for helping your son grow into a man you will like and admire.This class is for parents of boys of all ages. The facilitator will be Deb Roberts. Licensed Parent Educator and parent of four young adult sons.