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ONLINE Toddler & Preschooler Sign Language - Green Series
Jan 24, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021
 

When your little one graduates from our Baby Sign Language Playgroups, Toddler & Preschooler Sign Language will take Happy Baby Signs to a new level - just for toddlers and preschoolers! Your child will have a blast learning American Sign Language (ASL) with singing, dancing, story time, and action-packed games. Whereas the baby sign language series are named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue, the Toddler series are divided into three series named after the secondary colors: Orange, Green, and Purple.

For more info on the benefits of signing with older children, please see Happy Baby Sign's website at: www.happybabysigns.com/toddlers.html

 

   
Orange Series
  1. Let’s Eat
  2. More than a Rainbow of Colors
  3. On The Farm
  4. We Are Family
  5. Things That Go!
  6. What are You Wearing? 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
Green Series
  1. Move and Groove
  2. What Are You Feeling?
  3. Splish! Splash!
  4. Sleepyhead
  5. It's Potty Time!
  6. What A Zoo 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
Purple Series
  1. Opposites
  2. Manners
  3. Going Buggy
  4. In The Forest
  5. Let's Go Outside
  6. Happy Birthday 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 24, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
11:00 - 11:45am
$170.00
5 Sessions
$50.00
per Session
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Menopause Workshop Series Virtual
Jan 24, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
 

Each session will provide embodied wisdom based on YOUR unique menopause journey. Marti and her team of experts will offer holistic remedies and practices to incorporate into your daily life. You will have the option to work privately with any of these Menopause experts during or after the workshop series.

Schedule:
January 24: Opening Circle: Your Menopause Story Matters: Marti Foster
January 31: Reclaim Your Sensuality/Movement with Music Practice: Michelle Cordero Myers
February 7: Ayurveda For A Radiant Menopause: Talya Lutzker
February 14: Cool Those Hot Flashes/Yoga & Breath: Marti Foster
February 21: Nourishing Food For Menopause: Lorena Martinez & Closing Circle: Marti Foster


You are going to learn ways to perceive and flow through Peri Menopause and Menopause that will transform your relationship with yourself and your family.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 24, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 4:30pm
$475.00
8 Sessions
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Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth Virtual
Jan 24, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
 

Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth

   
Birthing Naturally classes provide objective and non-judgmental class instruction on the foundation of evidence-based research. They prepare the expectant person and partner by encouraging them to feel empowered, make informed decisions based on education and scientific research, trust in one’s body, and surrender to the natural unfolding of labor and birth. Classes are taught with a light-hearted, caring, and evidence-based approach. Incorporated with simple and thorough techniques that enable the birthing person to channel one’s strength, confidence, and relaxed disposition when preparing for labor and birth.
 
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What you will learn

Students will learn practical tools and techniques that help minimize discomfort and encourage the smooth progression of labor and birth while sustaining confidence in one’s abilities to labor and deliver with beauty and strength. At the end of each class, students will practice a different relaxation technique. Students will practice the various physical, mental, and emotional types of relaxation with the support and guidance from their partners. Birthing partners will also learn how to actively support the expectant person during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.

Follow this link to view the full course curriculum: Birthing Naturally Class Curriculum
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 24, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
6:30 - 9:00pm
$169.00
1 Session
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Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor Virtual
Jan 31, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
     

Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor

Comfort Measurer for an Easier Labor is great practice for the real work of labor and should be included in each family's plans for childbirth preparation. This class will provide tools to help make labor easier to work through. It's a mindful approach to preparing for labor. Whether you are aiming for an unmedicated birth or expect to have an epidural, learning numerous tools will give you options as you navigate the challenges of labor.

What you will learn

Comfort measures covered, in the context of keeping your labor moving efficiently:
  • Useful movements/ positions
  • Massage
  • Vocalization
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization
  • Use of birth ball
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • And More!
  •  
Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move! This is an active class!

It is highly recommended that couples take a childbirth prep class prior to taking Comfort Measures as the class does not cover theoretical topics such as stages of labor or typical hospital protocols. Couples who are expecting their second or subsequent child may find this a useful class, especially if they are unable to attend our Childbirth Prep Refresher class.

Please note: due to the intimate nature of childbirth classes, children are not permitted to attend.
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 31, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:00 - 1:00pm
$139.00
1 Session
$0.00
per Session
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Birth After Cesarean Virtual
Feb 6, 2021 - Feb 6, 2021
 

Join others who have experienced a planned or unplanned surgical birth and who wish to learn ways to increase the possibility of giving birth vaginally for their next child. This class is a labor and birth refresher and appropriate if:

  • You wish to attempt a TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean) to achieve a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
  • You are planning a repeat surgical birth.
  •  
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 6, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$0.00
1 Session
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Sustainable Diapering Class Virtual
Feb 9, 2021 - Feb 9, 2021
 

Did you know that the average newborn baby will go through 60-80 diapers in one week? In total your child will be in diapers from minimum 0-3 years of age and send 5,500 diapers to landfills that will not break down for 500 plus years? Most people do not even come in contact with this information until they are about to have their own baby. In our Sustainable Diapering Class we will give you the tools you will need to make the best informed decision regarding diapering your baby.

Join panelists Sara Comden and Katie Comfort of EarthBaby, the SF Bay Area's compostable diapering service, as they discuss the different diapering options you can choose:

  • (EC) Elimination communication
  • cloth diapers
  • disposable plastic diapers
  • compostable diapers
  •  


You will become aware of the pros and cons to each of these approaches, the history of diapering, and the impact each method has on the environment.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 9, 2021
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
$119.00
1 Session
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Baby Care Virtual
Feb 14, 2021 - Feb 14, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 14, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$0.00
1 Session
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Postpartum Doula Support Group Virtual
Feb 17, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021
 

Are you a Postpartum Doula or thinking about becoming one? Come join us for a monthly gathering to share experiences and knowledge in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 17, 2021
Days
Wed
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$89.00
1 Session
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Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
Feb 20, 2021 - Feb 20, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 20, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$75.00
1 Session
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After Your Baby's Birth Virtual
Feb 27, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
 

After Your Baby's Birth

Wondering what life will look like after your baby arrives? Concerned about how you'll get enough sleep or find time to eat and shower? Worried that your relationship with your partner will suffer after your baby arrives? This course covers all the information you need to survive and thrive during the fourth semester. We'll cover everything from what life with a baby is really going to look like (along with the scientific reasons why!) to the tips and tricks new parents wish they had to survive those early weeks. This class is a must for every expecting couple.
   

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • What to expect in the first hours and weeks with your baby
  • Sleep (for you and baby!)
  • Selfcare
  • Your Relationship
  • Resources Available To You
  • Going back to work
  • Creating your postpartum plan
  •  
 
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 27, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 12:30pm
$65.00
1 Session
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ONLINE Intro to Baby Sign Language Virtual
Feb 27, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
 
Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
   

What you will learn

Happy Baby Signs' Introductory Workshop introduces basic baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for expectant parents and parents with hearing babies who range in age from birth to 18 months old. The workshop is an hour and a half long during which information on the latest research on the benefits of signing with babies will be discussed. Parents are taught useful tips on how to train their babies to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate these signs into your every day routine and jump-start your child's verbal skills. This is a great way to see what infant signing is all about without a major commitment. Please join us with or without your baby!
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
$139.00
1 Session
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Childbirth Prep Refresher Virtual
Feb 27, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
 

Childbirth Prep Refresher

How wonderful! You're having another baby! Our Childbirth Prep Refresher is an opportunity to revisit the labor and birth process from an experienced perspective.

What will you learn

Curriculum is shaped by the needs of the students, and is likely to include the following topics:
  • stages of labor and how they might be different this time around
  • comfort measures for labor such as breathing and relaxation
  • revisiting previous birth experience to address things you would like to do the same or differently
  • common labor protocols and medical interventions vs. solutions
  •  
There may also be an opportunity to discuss introducing your older child to his or her new sibling.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Feb 27, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$169.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - BLUE SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
Mar 6, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
 

Baby Sign Language Playgroup

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
 
This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 6, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
Date
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
$169.00
6 Sessions
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ONLINE - YELLOW SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
Mar 6, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
 

Baby Sign Language Playgroup

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
 
This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 6, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
Date
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
$79.00
1 Session
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Partner Support Prep Virtual
Mar 14, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
 

Partner Support Prep

Join experienced birth professionals Catherine or Tracie for this online class to learn the best way to support your partner through labor, delivery and the early postpartum period. This class is truly one of a kind and offered with the support partner specifically in mind. We strongly recommend that support partners have taken a childbirth preparation class prior to taking this class as it will build onto basic information learned in a childbirth preparation class or series. Birthing partners are welcome to join us, but our focus will be on the perspective of the supporting partner. Come join us in learning how to apply support techniques through the entire pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum journey to help create the best experience for your family.

What you will learn

  • Emotional and physical needs during late pregnancy
  • The birthing partner’s departure from work/non-birthing partner’s postpartum leave expectations
  • The signs and stages of labor and how to apply comfort measures at each stage of labor
  • Hands on comfort measures and strategies for labor
  • How to effectively utilize your care team (OB/Midwife/Doula)
  • Your support roles and responsibilities during labor
  • When to call the care provider and/or leave for the hospital
  • Questions to ask about interventions
  • What to expect during homebirth, birth center, and hospital stays and discharge
  • Planning for a successful postpartum as a non-birthing person
  • How best to support the birthing person in the immediate postpartum - bonding, feeding, healing, emotional expectations
  • Realistic postpartum expectations- sleep, nursing/feeding, healing, time management, & postpartum intimacy
  • Navigating family and friend visits
  • Community resources for you and your partner
  • Couples communication
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 14, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:00 - 12:00pm
$119.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Baby Care Virtual
Mar 14, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 14, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$79.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Infant Development Virtual
Mar 14, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
 

Infant Development

Unsure how to encourage your child in their development? Let us help you understand what's going on with your child's development in the first year.

We'll break everything down by month with tips for engaging your child and making sure they're on track. Don't worry, we'll leave the parenting choices to you! Primarily focused on the first year of life, this class will take you from the first cry to the first steps. Covering milestones in every area from movement to speech. You'll leave the class confident about what your child should be doing and where the future is taking you both.
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 14, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$0.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Postpartum Doula Support Group Virtual
Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021
 

Are you a Postpartum Doula or thinking about becoming one? Come join us for a monthly gathering to share experiences and knowledge in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 15, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
Mar 21, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 21, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$139.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Adult, Child and Infant CPR Virtual
Mar 25, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021
 
Do you know what to do if ... ? Prepare yourself to be the best you can be in an emergency situation involving your child, spouse, neighbor, or acquaintance who needs your help. Participants earn two-year certification at completion of course, meeting the requirements of most workplaces, clubs, sports organizations, etc.

ATTN: Due to current social distancing restrictions, a separate in-person class will be arranged later on this year to perform the skills test to earn your certification card. You will be emailed once the class is arranged. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in the meantime!

Note: Many infant/child CPR courses in the area are for general knowledge only and do not offer certification.

What you will learn

Learn how to use the Automated External Defibrillator! Practice mannequins will be provided, as well as written information and a book for each participant. Information and instruction will also be provided for:
  • Rescue breathing
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding and shock
  •  
Kindly note, class may end up to 30 minutes early or run up to 30 minutes late depending on questions and requested practice time.
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 25, 2021
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
$169.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor Virtual
Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
     

Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor

Comfort Measurer for an Easier Labor is great practice for the real work of labor and should be included in each family's plans for childbirth preparation. This class will provide tools to help make labor easier to work through. It's a mindful approach to preparing for labor. Whether you are aiming for an unmedicated birth or expect to have an epidural, learning numerous tools will give you options as you navigate the challenges of labor.

What you will learn

Comfort measures covered, in the context of keeping your labor moving efficiently:
  • Useful movements/ positions
  • Massage
  • Vocalization
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization
  • Use of birth ball
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • And More!
  •  
Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move! This is an active class!

It is highly recommended that couples take a childbirth prep class prior to taking Comfort Measures as the class does not cover theoretical topics such as stages of labor or typical hospital protocols. Couples who are expecting their second or subsequent child may find this a useful class, especially if they are unable to attend our Childbirth Prep Refresher class.

Please note: due to the intimate nature of childbirth classes, children are not permitted to attend.
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 27, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 1:00pm
$390.00
3 Sessions
Enroll Now
Childbirth Prep Series - 3 weeks Virtual
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021
 
The Childbirth Prep Series derives tools and techniques from a broad and diverse range of sources covering all the core topics of any comprehensive childbirth preparation class. This series is known to have a great balance between theory and practice allowing you to arrive at the day of your birth knowledgeable and confident, outfitted with a vast variety of labor support tools. Couples tell us they especially appreciate the practical approach that goes beyond what is typically covered in basic books or classes.

What you will learn

Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Positions of comfort
  • Partner support
  • Visualization
  • Options regarding labor variations
  • Pain management
  • Informed consent
  • Complications and medical interventions
  •  
Visual aids and films add a true view of labor and delivery with its many variations and personal coping techniques. A small group size allows for more individual attention and time to discuss topics of concern. You will come away with a clear understanding of labor on the physical as well as emotional level.
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$175.00
9 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - Toddler & Preschooler Sign Language - Purple Series
Mar 28, 2021 - May 23, 2021
 

When your little one graduates from our Baby Sign Language Playgroups, Toddler & Preschooler Sign Language will take Happy Baby Signs to a new level - just for toddlers and preschoolers! Your child will have a blast learning American Sign Language (ASL) with singing, dancing, story time, and action-packed games. Whereas the baby sign language series are named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue, the Toddler series are divided into three series named after the secondary colors: Orange, Green, and Purple.

For more info on the benefits of signing with older children, please see Happy Baby Sign's website at: www.happybabysigns.com/toddlers.html

 

   
Orange Series
  1. Let’s Eat
  2. More than a Rainbow of Colors
  3. On The Farm
  4. We Are Family
  5. Things That Go!
  6. What are You Wearing? 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
Green Series
  1. Move and Groove
  2. What Are You Feeling?
  3. Splish! Splash!
  4. Sleepyhead
  5. It's Potty Time!
  6. What A Zoo 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
Purple Series
  1. Opposites
  2. Manners
  3. Going Buggy
  4. In The Forest
  5. Let's Go Outside
  6. Happy Birthday 
  7. Seasonal Surprise
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 28, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
11:00 - 11:45am
$475.00
8 Sessions
Enroll Now
Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth Virtual
Mar 28, 2021 - May 16, 2021
 

Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth

   
Birthing Naturally classes provide objective and non-judgmental class instruction on the foundation of evidence-based research. They prepare the expectant person and partner by encouraging them to feel empowered, make informed decisions based on education and scientific research, trust in one’s body, and surrender to the natural unfolding of labor and birth. Classes are taught with a light-hearted, caring, and evidence-based approach. Incorporated with simple and thorough techniques that enable the birthing person to channel one’s strength, confidence, and relaxed disposition when preparing for labor and birth.
 
Picture
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What you will learn

Students will learn practical tools and techniques that help minimize discomfort and encourage the smooth progression of labor and birth while sustaining confidence in one’s abilities to labor and deliver with beauty and strength. At the end of each class, students will practice a different relaxation technique. Students will practice the various physical, mental, and emotional types of relaxation with the support and guidance from their partners. Birthing partners will also learn how to actively support the expectant person during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.

Follow this link to view the full course curriculum: Birthing Naturally Class Curriculum
  
Schedule
Date
Mar 28, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
6:30 - 9:00pm
$119.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Baby Care Virtual
Apr 11, 2021 - Apr 11, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 11, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$0.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Postpartum Doula Support Group Virtual
Apr 15, 2021 - Apr 15, 2021
 

Are you a Postpartum Doula or thinking about becoming one? Come join us for a monthly gathering to share experiences and knowledge in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 15, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$770.00
$855.00
5 Sessions
Enroll Now
In Harmony Yoga Teacher Training Virtual
Apr 16, 2021 - May 2, 2021
 

This program is designed to give you the tools to safely and effectively lead prenatal and postnatal yoga classes with knowledge and confidence. You will learn sequencing and teaching skills, anatomy and physiology, restorative yoga, community building, pranayama, mindfulness, meditation and more.

Along with the expertise of the lead teachers, each weekend we have a guest speaker addressing fundamental aspects of the prenatal and postpartum periods to better support mamas physically, mentally, emotionally and practically.

After completing both modules you are eligible to attain a full 85-hour Prenatal Certification through Yoga Alliance.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 16, 2021
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Apr 18, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 1, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 2, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
Apr 24, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 24, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$139.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Childbirth Prep Refresher Virtual
Apr 24, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
 

Childbirth Prep Refresher

How wonderful! You're having another baby! Our Childbirth Prep Refresher is an opportunity to revisit the labor and birth process from an experienced perspective.

What will you learn

Curriculum is shaped by the needs of the students, and is likely to include the following topics:
  • stages of labor and how they might be different this time around
  • comfort measures for labor such as breathing and relaxation
  • revisiting previous birth experience to address things you would like to do the same or differently
  • common labor protocols and medical interventions vs. solutions
  •  
There may also be an opportunity to discuss introducing your older child to his or her new sibling.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 24, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$65.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
ONLINE Intro to Baby Sign Language Virtual
May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021
 
Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
   

What you will learn

Happy Baby Signs' Introductory Workshop introduces basic baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for expectant parents and parents with hearing babies who range in age from birth to 18 months old. The workshop is an hour and a half long during which information on the latest research on the benefits of signing with babies will be discussed. Parents are taught useful tips on how to train their babies to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate these signs into your every day routine and jump-start your child's verbal skills. This is a great way to see what infant signing is all about without a major commitment. Please join us with or without your baby!
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 1, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
$169.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor Virtual
May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021
     

Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor

Comfort Measurer for an Easier Labor is great practice for the real work of labor and should be included in each family's plans for childbirth preparation. This class will provide tools to help make labor easier to work through. It's a mindful approach to preparing for labor. Whether you are aiming for an unmedicated birth or expect to have an epidural, learning numerous tools will give you options as you navigate the challenges of labor.

What you will learn

Comfort measures covered, in the context of keeping your labor moving efficiently:
  • Useful movements/ positions
  • Massage
  • Vocalization
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization
  • Use of birth ball
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • And More!
  •  
Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move! This is an active class!

It is highly recommended that couples take a childbirth prep class prior to taking Comfort Measures as the class does not cover theoretical topics such as stages of labor or typical hospital protocols. Couples who are expecting their second or subsequent child may find this a useful class, especially if they are unable to attend our Childbirth Prep Refresher class.

Please note: due to the intimate nature of childbirth classes, children are not permitted to attend.
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 1, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$79.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Partner Support Prep Virtual
May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021
 

Partner Support Prep

Join experienced birth professionals Catherine or Tracie for this online class to learn the best way to support your partner through labor, delivery and the early postpartum period. This class is truly one of a kind and offered with the support partner specifically in mind. We strongly recommend that support partners have taken a childbirth preparation class prior to taking this class as it will build onto basic information learned in a childbirth preparation class or series. Birthing partners are welcome to join us, but our focus will be on the perspective of the supporting partner. Come join us in learning how to apply support techniques through the entire pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum journey to help create the best experience for your family.

What you will learn

  • Emotional and physical needs during late pregnancy
  • The birthing partner’s departure from work/non-birthing partner’s postpartum leave expectations
  • The signs and stages of labor and how to apply comfort measures at each stage of labor
  • Hands on comfort measures and strategies for labor
  • How to effectively utilize your care team (OB/Midwife/Doula)
  • Your support roles and responsibilities during labor
  • When to call the care provider and/or leave for the hospital
  • Questions to ask about interventions
  • What to expect during homebirth, birth center, and hospital stays and discharge
  • Planning for a successful postpartum as a non-birthing person
  • How best to support the birthing person in the immediate postpartum - bonding, feeding, healing, emotional expectations
  • Realistic postpartum expectations- sleep, nursing/feeding, healing, time management, & postpartum intimacy
  • Navigating family and friend visits
  • Community resources for you and your partner
  • Couples communication
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 8, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$169.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - BLUE SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
May 8, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
 

Baby Sign Language Playgroup

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
 
This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).
  
Schedule
Date
May 8, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:15 - 11:15am
$169.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - RED SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
May 8, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
 

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.

 

This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).

New 2020 Themes ~ RED, YELLOW, BLUE
In the past we've offered two Playgroup Series named Boom and Zoom. Parents have been asking us to add a third series for years. So, ....drum roll.... In 2020 we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our program and offering three different playgroup series.

RED SERIES (Similar to our old Boom Series) 
Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Red
Day #2 Colors and Clothing
Day #3 Animals on the Farm
Day #4 Bathtime Signs
Day #5 Weather Signs
Day #6 Family Signs and Series Review

  
Schedule
Date
May 8, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:15 - 11:15am
$139.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Adult, Child and Infant CPR Virtual
May 13, 2021 - May 13, 2021
 
Do you know what to do if ... ? Prepare yourself to be the best you can be in an emergency situation involving your child, spouse, neighbor, or acquaintance who needs your help. Participants earn two-year certification at completion of course, meeting the requirements of most workplaces, clubs, sports organizations, etc.

ATTN: Due to current social distancing restrictions, a separate in-person class will be arranged later on this year to perform the skills test to earn your certification card. You will be emailed once the class is arranged. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in the meantime!

Note: Many infant/child CPR courses in the area are for general knowledge only and do not offer certification.

What you will learn

Learn how to use the Automated External Defibrillator! Practice mannequins will be provided, as well as written information and a book for each participant. Information and instruction will also be provided for:
  • Rescue breathing
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding and shock
  •  
Kindly note, class may end up to 30 minutes early or run up to 30 minutes late depending on questions and requested practice time.
  
Schedule
Date
May 13, 2021
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
$770.00
$855.00
5 Sessions
Enroll Now
In Harmony Yoga Teacher Training Virtual
May 14, 2021 - May 23, 2021
 

This program is designed to give you the tools to safely and effectively lead prenatal and postnatal yoga classes with knowledge and confidence. You will learn sequencing and teaching skills, anatomy and physiology, restorative yoga, community building, pranayama, mindfulness, meditation and more.

Along with the expertise of the lead teachers, each weekend we have a guest speaker addressing fundamental aspects of the prenatal and postpartum periods to better support mamas physically, mentally, emotionally and practically.

After completing both modules you are eligible to attain a full 85-hour Prenatal Certification through Yoga Alliance.

  
Schedule
Date
May 14, 2021
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
May 15, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 16, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 22, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 23, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 6:00pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 15, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$119.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Baby Care Virtual
May 16, 2021 - May 16, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 16, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$0.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Postpartum Doula Support Group Virtual
May 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021
 

Are you a Postpartum Doula or thinking about becoming one? Come join us for a monthly gathering to share experiences and knowledge in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

  
Schedule
Date
May 17, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$225.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Childbirth Prep Intensive Virtual
May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021
 

Childbirth Prep Intensive

Blossom believes it is to your advantage to take a comprehensive birth class that meets over the course of a few weeks or more. However, we recognize that life circumstances may get in the way of doing so for many expectant families. To meet the needs of these families, we offer our Childbirth Prep Intensive on one Sunday.

What you will learn

In this six-hour class, we will provide an overview of the stages of labor, what to expect when birthing in the hospital with regards to common protocols and interventions, and have a short labor practice. Some couples may find that they would benefit from extra time spent on coping techniques for labor and may wish to sign up for our Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor as well.
  
Schedule
Date
May 22, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 6:00pm
$139.00
1 Session
$0.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Birth After Cesarean Virtual
May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021
 

Join others who have experienced a planned or unplanned surgical birth and who wish to learn ways to increase the possibility of giving birth vaginally for their next child. This class is a labor and birth refresher and appropriate if:

  • You wish to attempt a TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean) to achieve a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
  • You are planning a repeat surgical birth.
  •  
  
Schedule
Date
May 22, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$475.00
8 Sessions
Enroll Now
Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth Virtual
Jun 6, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
 

Birthing Naturally: Partner Supported Childbirth

   
Birthing Naturally classes provide objective and non-judgmental class instruction on the foundation of evidence-based research. They prepare the expectant person and partner by encouraging them to feel empowered, make informed decisions based on education and scientific research, trust in one’s body, and surrender to the natural unfolding of labor and birth. Classes are taught with a light-hearted, caring, and evidence-based approach. Incorporated with simple and thorough techniques that enable the birthing person to channel one’s strength, confidence, and relaxed disposition when preparing for labor and birth.
 
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What you will learn

Students will learn practical tools and techniques that help minimize discomfort and encourage the smooth progression of labor and birth while sustaining confidence in one’s abilities to labor and deliver with beauty and strength. At the end of each class, students will practice a different relaxation technique. Students will practice the various physical, mental, and emotional types of relaxation with the support and guidance from their partners. Birthing partners will also learn how to actively support the expectant person during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.

Follow this link to view the full course curriculum: Birthing Naturally Class Curriculum
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 6, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
6:30 - 9:00pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
Jun 13, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 13, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:30 - 12:30pm
$390.00
3 Sessions
Enroll Now
Childbirth Prep Series - 3 weeks Virtual
Jun 13, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
 
The Childbirth Prep Series derives tools and techniques from a broad and diverse range of sources covering all the core topics of any comprehensive childbirth preparation class. This series is known to have a great balance between theory and practice allowing you to arrive at the day of your birth knowledgeable and confident, outfitted with a vast variety of labor support tools. Couples tell us they especially appreciate the practical approach that goes beyond what is typically covered in basic books or classes.

What you will learn

Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Positions of comfort
  • Partner support
  • Visualization
  • Options regarding labor variations
  • Pain management
  • Informed consent
  • Complications and medical interventions
  •  
Visual aids and films add a true view of labor and delivery with its many variations and personal coping techniques. A small group size allows for more individual attention and time to discuss topics of concern. You will come away with a clear understanding of labor on the physical as well as emotional level.
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 13, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 6:00pm
$65.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
ONLINE Intro to Baby Sign Language Virtual
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
 
Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
   

What you will learn

Happy Baby Signs' Introductory Workshop introduces basic baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for expectant parents and parents with hearing babies who range in age from birth to 18 months old. The workshop is an hour and a half long during which information on the latest research on the benefits of signing with babies will be discussed. Parents are taught useful tips on how to train their babies to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate these signs into your every day routine and jump-start your child's verbal skills. This is a great way to see what infant signing is all about without a major commitment. Please join us with or without your baby!
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 26, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
$169.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor Virtual
Jun 27, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
     

Comfort Measures for an Easier Labor

Comfort Measurer for an Easier Labor is great practice for the real work of labor and should be included in each family's plans for childbirth preparation. This class will provide tools to help make labor easier to work through. It's a mindful approach to preparing for labor. Whether you are aiming for an unmedicated birth or expect to have an epidural, learning numerous tools will give you options as you navigate the challenges of labor.

What you will learn

Comfort measures covered, in the context of keeping your labor moving efficiently:
  • Useful movements/ positions
  • Massage
  • Vocalization
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Visualization
  • Use of birth ball
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • And More!
  •  
Please come dressed comfortably and ready to move! This is an active class!

It is highly recommended that couples take a childbirth prep class prior to taking Comfort Measures as the class does not cover theoretical topics such as stages of labor or typical hospital protocols. Couples who are expecting their second or subsequent child may find this a useful class, especially if they are unable to attend our Childbirth Prep Refresher class.

Please note: due to the intimate nature of childbirth classes, children are not permitted to attend.
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 27, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
9:00 - 1:00pm
$119.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Baby Care Virtual
Jun 27, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 27, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$169.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - RED SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
Jul 10, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
 

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.

 

This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).

New 2020 Themes ~ RED, YELLOW, BLUE
In the past we've offered two Playgroup Series named Boom and Zoom. Parents have been asking us to add a third series for years. So, ....drum roll.... In 2020 we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our program and offering three different playgroup series.

RED SERIES (Similar to our old Boom Series) 
Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Red
Day #2 Colors and Clothing
Day #3 Animals on the Farm
Day #4 Bathtime Signs
Day #5 Weather Signs
Day #6 Family Signs and Series Review

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 10, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:15 - 11:15am
Date
Jul 24, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:15 - 11:15am
$169.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
ONLINE - YELLOW SERIES - Baby Sign Language Playgroup
Jul 10, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
 

Baby Sign Language Playgroup

Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
 
This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.

Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 10, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
Date
Jul 24, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
$139.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Adult, Child and Infant CPR Virtual
Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
 
Do you know what to do if ... ? Prepare yourself to be the best you can be in an emergency situation involving your child, spouse, neighbor, or acquaintance who needs your help. Participants earn two-year certification at completion of course, meeting the requirements of most workplaces, clubs, sports organizations, etc.

ATTN: Due to current social distancing restrictions, a separate in-person class will be arranged later on this year to perform the skills test to earn your certification card. You will be emailed once the class is arranged. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in the meantime!

Note: Many infant/child CPR courses in the area are for general knowledge only and do not offer certification.

What you will learn

Learn how to use the Automated External Defibrillator! Practice mannequins will be provided, as well as written information and a book for each participant. Information and instruction will also be provided for:
  • Rescue breathing
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding and shock
  •  
Kindly note, class may end up to 30 minutes early or run up to 30 minutes late depending on questions and requested practice time.
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 15, 2021
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
$119.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Baby Care Virtual
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
 
The transition from pregnancy to parenthood can be magical, exciting, and difficult all at once. Though most of this journey will be guided by intuition and love, basic knowledge of your baby's needs will help ensure a smooth adjustment for both of you.

What you will learn

This class covers issues relevant to you and your newborn. Our small group size allows for demonstration and practice, as well as a pace conducive to discussion of individual needs.

Topics include:
  • Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
  • Eating and sleeping patterns
  • Baby essentials - what you really need
  • Dressing - what and how
  • Cord and circumcision care
  • Diapering
  • Bathing
  • When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
  • Readying your home
  • Traveling with baby, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 17, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 1:30pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Basics Virtual
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
 

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner - there are steps and rhythms that each person knows, and now these new partners must learn to work together.

In Breastfeeding Basics, participants receive practical information and support to enhance their breastfeeding experience and help them anticipate and overcome common stumbling blocks that new nursing mothers often encounter.

What you will learn

Topics include:
  • Nipple preparation
  • Engorgement
  • Storing and heating breast milk
  • Blocked ducts and breast lumps
  • Positions of comfort
  • Going back to work, and more
  •  
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jul 17, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 1:00pm