PARENTING 101

A pre-natal education program

to equip and empower you

Parenting 101 is a series of classes that are designed to educate and support first-time, expecting parents. Qualified community professionals provide instruction in a safe, comfortable group setting where parents are encouraged to learn, share, and ask questions. The three-stage format is designed to walk anyone through their pregnancy and beyond.

Although the program is split into three parts and is progressive in nature, you can join at any time. The full series is roughly 10 classes with different topics each week. Parenting 101 is offered three times a year. 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

April 27 – June 29, 2022

Location: Zoom

1.

PREGNANCY BASICS

In this cluster of classes, we will address such questions as, “Now that I’m pregnant, what is going to happen to my body? What does my baby look like? What should I eat (or not eat)? Should I exercise? Is it safe to smoke?”

Topics include: Fetal Development; Pregnancy Nutrition

2.

BABY BASICS

“What will labor and delivery be like? Do I want to breastfeed or bottle feed? How do I find a doctor for my baby?”

All these questions are common when preparing to bring a baby into your life. With these three classes, we hope to ease the anxiety of the unknown. We want to make sure you are equipped to enjoy the new arrival into your family.

Topics include: Childbirth and Infant Care; Immunizations: What are they and why does my baby need them?

3.

FAMILY BASICS

Building a strong foundation is important to having a healthy family. You’ll benefit from and be challenged by asking the following questions: “How important is a dad? How do I discipline my child? What do I believe about God and want to pass on to my child?”

Topics include: Loving Discipline and Attachment; The Dad Factor; Household Safety; Kid Friendly Menus

What our past Parenting Class Grads have had to say:

This program has equipped me with more skills on how to be a good father and how to care for my child. I learned a lot from the different classes I attended taht I did not know before and each class was very interesting. 

“This program has made me even more excited about my baby girl. As a new mom, while I was excited when I found out I was pregnant, I instantly became super nervous. This class has made me feel more prepared and ready to take care of my baby. Even the classes that I didn’t know I needed were super helpful. Topics that I never thought of and facts that I didn’t know were brought up that I had no clue about. I am really grateful for this class.”

The program was great! So many wonderful topics covered! I feel more prepared with overall infant care. I enjoyed the classes on household safety, infant care, discipline, and oral health. It was so nice to talk with others and share stories! I’m sad it’s ending!

The parenting class has given me a great education on what to expect from a number of perspectives. I like the fact that the curriculum is bible-led and faith-based and opens with prayer and has a scripture related with each lesson. It has equipped me to be a better parent by introducing aspects of parenthood that I have not considered. This helps me to create a plan that is more ready for the real world of parenthood.

This program has made me feel like I’m a better parent. It motivates me to become a better mother for my son… The people that I met have given me courage to be a young mother. The program was outstanding and becuase of this program, I feel I will be up-to-date on how to best care for my child. 

This program was very helpful to us, especially as first time parents. There was a wealth of information that we were unaware of before taking these classes. Thank you for this class! 

Over the past several pmonths I have really enjoyed the parenting classes. I truly feel that they have helped me prepare for the next step in my life. I’m really thank for the instructors and their positive outlook on life. Everything I have been told/taught in the classes, I will carry on and use in the future. If I could participate in the class again, I would! 

I have learned so many things in this past weeks to educate me on childbirth as well as taking care of my newborn baby. I have thoroughly enjoyed attending every single class and I thank you for this opportunity.

ULTRASOUND SERVICES NOT AVAILABLE ONSITE

The center is not able to provide limited obstetrical ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy onsite right now. We can provide referrals for ultrasound services.

If you think you might be pregnant and need someone to listen to your concerns, discuss what pregnancy means for you and your life, or ask questions as you weigh your pregnancy decision. We are here to help you. Please call 301-776-9996.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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