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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: Siblings Without Rivalry

    Join our six 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. Book is provided with the tuition.
  • 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 wee and 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 This class will meet 90 minutes for a total of 9 weekly classes.  This is a parent only class.
  • Families and Digitial Devices

    NEW:  Online learning for parents.  Every parent has things to learn, and every parent has wisdom to share.  Not every parent, however, can visit the Early Learning Center in person for an ECFE class.  For the first time, you can have easy access to licensed parent educators, practical tips, and the support of fellow parents--from home, on your couch, in your pajamas.  As parents, we understand that it's our job to help kids know how much and what kind of screen time is healthy, however, many of us feel this as a daily struggle.  This course will be presented in a six-week, on-line format with synchronous chat sessions on Thursday evenings.  We'll be using Schoology to present content and a discussion board that are available throughout the week.  Parents/caregivers will sign in from their own device from home.  Material will be available online February 1st.  Chat sessions will be 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 8:15-9:00pm.  
  • Girls and Friendship in Adolescence: Raising Confident Girls with Effective Friendships

    All girls are worthy of friendship, love, support, kindness, safety, well-being, and adults who see and reinforce the best in them.  This course offers a deep dive into some concerning trends within the complex world of today's girls.  Parents and caregivers of girls in grades 6-12 will spend time decoding societal expectations and cultural phenomena that appear to be particularly corrosive to girls' self-esteem and well-being.  Participants will also spend time reflecting on the nature of their girls' friendships and relationship skills with a goal toward supporting their assertive, self-expression and practicing the critical balance of firmness, kindness, and honesty.This course will run 1.5 hours once per month on Mondays.  This is a parent-only class, sibling care is available.
  • 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.
  • Growing Up Workshop - Parents and Sons Connecting

    Growing up can be exciting, exhilarating, confusing and scary--all at the same time!  Join health educators from MyHealth for Teens & Young Adults for a fun and informative three hour workshop that will take some of the mystery out of puberty and the questions out of adolescence.  Prepare to laugh, create, question, learn and grow--TOGETHER!Boys ages 9-12 and their parent or other trusted adult, will engage in fun and thought-provoking activities that help them learn about:  puberty and development in males and females, what is normal (and great!) about growing up, how to have the best parent-child communication possible, and how to maintain or strengthen family bonds.  
  • Host Your Own Parenting Session

    Gather a group of your friends, co-workers, or neighbors and host a Parent Education Session(s) at the location of your choice.  A licensed Parent Educator from the Early Learning Center will come to you.  You determine the date, time, place and topic.  Please register online and a parent educator will contact you for the details.  Please allow a two weeks for prep-time and planning.  
  • Parenting Boys

    As parents, what can we do to raise healthy boys?  How is parenting boys different from parenting girls?  Does our culture support healthy emotional development in boys?  As societal views of gender are changing, how can you teach your son about appropriate behavior and expectations?  According to Michael Thompson, Ph.D, author of Raising Cain:  Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, "by understanding boys better, we can discover effective strategies for raising them and work together to help them feel safe, help them achieve academically, and help them grow into happier, more responsible young men."  This class will explore questions like these and help you to 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.  
  • Parenting Boys - Follow-Up Chats

    This is a follow-up class for parents and caregivers who have completed Parenting Boys.  It will be a discussion class, with the goal of meeting the needs of those present through discussion facilitated by Deb Roberts, Licensed Parent Educator.  Monthly on six Thursdays  10:00-11:30.  Class will meet 12/13, 1/3, 2/28, 3/28, 4/18, 5/16.   Care available for children 6 weeks to 5 years.