Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church's Fall Parent Education Classes is Open Now

Published : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 8:03 PM

L-R bottom row: Pastor Chuck Osburn, Paige Thatcher, Betsy Farhat, Maggie Mason, Dorothy Chen, Sarah Montes Row 2: Charlotte Miller, Lynne Graves, Jan Roberts Row 3: Ashley Barrett, Paige Dunbar, Tracy Tobias, Amanda Baughman Row 4: Anne Bierling, Sloan Walsh, Meg Wade, Barbara Stratte Row 5: Kathy Kovalcik, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Stephanie Ferguson, Darby Pearson Row 6: Vicki Rekedal, Heather Ehrhart, Rebekah Garcia, Carol Van Citters and Jana Van Dyck.

Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Fall Program is now open! Entering its 41st year, Parent Ed offers 16 daytime classes for parents of children 0-18. Daytime classes meet weekly September through May to provide education, support and community. Each class is taught by reputable staff all who have: master level degrees or 20 years of teaching experience (or both!), decades of parenting experience, and a deep love for God. Parent Ed attracts over 500 participants from 22 different cities. Classes fill up fast, so don’t wait to register!

Parents of newborns through age five attend joint Parent-and-Child Classes where both children and adults form lasting friendships as well as receive valuable education from seasoned educators. Spring Infants and Babies classes focus on the first year challenges of eating, sleeping and changing family dynamics– while Toddler and Two-Year Old classes add discussions on discipline, potty training and nurturing the whole child. Parenting 3-4 Year Olds focuses on kindergarten prep, nurturing the whole child, and developing self-regulation. The Family Class allows the parent to bring all children ages 0-5 years—and discusses raising young children as well as creating calm in a multi-child family.

Parents with school-aged children attend Parent-Only Classes to talk over the extra set of challenges that accompany raising elementary, tween and teen children. Parents of Elementary Kids covers the latest in brain research and how it relates to children’s development, learning, behavior and relationships. Parents of Tweens class features large and small group discussion relating to pre-adolescent issues such as peer relationships, family communication, puberty and school adjustments. Parents of High Schoolers makes for a compelling class on adolescent identity, family communication, dating, driving, college preparation and learning to “let go.” Lastly, retuning this year is “Parenting Your Exceptional Child” taught by brain trainer Vicki Rekedal. This class is designed for parents of “outside the box” children in Kindergarten through twelfth grade who are managing exceptional issues like ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, twice expceptional, processing issues, etc.

This year, Parent Ed is excited to offer the new class “GRAND-Parenting” taught by veteran instructor Jan Roberts. This one semester class will provide Information and support for the growing number of grandparents who are helping raise their grandchildren and is open to all grandparents.

Please go to for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada.







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