Free Parenting Classes & Support

 

pa-parenting-classesFree classes offer parents support & strategies


Parenting isn’t easy, but thanks to Family Stepping Stones, families can get the help they need through several free classes.  All classes will be provided at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, at 18905 Portland Avenue.  To register, call Chelsea Hamilton at 503.496.5764 or email ParentingNowFSS@gmail.com.

Monthly, drop-in classes are available throughout the school year for families with specific information depending on the age of one’s children. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and bring their toughest questions.  Families may attend any or all of these classes.  Free dinner and childcare are always provided.

Beautiful Babies:  This class for parents with children under 18 months meets first Thursdays from September through May.  Topics include child development and milestones, parenting styles, self-care, sleeping, feeding, and playing with your baby.

Terrific Toddlers:  This class for parents with children 18 months to 3 years old meets 2nd Thursdays from September through May. Topics include toilet training, child safety, positive discipline strategies, learning through play, and ways to encourage language and social development.

Growing Up:  This class for parents with children age 3 to 6 meets 3rd Thursdays from September to May.  Topics include school readiness and adjustments, healthy screen time and nutrition, love languages, and positive sibling and peer relationships.

Incredible Infants is a 10-week series for new moms and babies under 8 months. Each week covers new information about milestones in first-year development, how to care for and play with your infant, the importance of self care, sleep issues, and bonding. Space is limited for this series, so to register, call Chelsea Hamilton at 503.496.5764.

Three monthly drop-in classes at 18905 Portland Avenue provide information geared to the age of the child. Free dinner and childcare are always provided.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Other resources:

Healthy Families home visiting
http://healthyfamiliescc.org

Parenting advice & referral to other services
http://211info.org/special-projects/211-family-info

Early Head Start home visiting
http://cccchs.org/early-head-start

Family Education Support Network
http://fesncc.com