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La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Starts 43rd Year with Welcome Tea

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 3:57 pm
Back row L to R: Daniela Kim, Debbie Barsom, Stephanie Ferguson, Grace Lee, Jan Roberts, Paula Giboney, Carrie Kingston, Charlotte Miller, Sloan Walsh, Teresa Chiu, Vicki Rekedal, Jana Van Dyck, Sandy Schaupp. Front Row L to R: Cristina Kelly, Anne Bierling, Amanda Baughman, Katrina Harbers, Jina Khachik. (Photo Credit, Daniel de la Rosa). Courtesy LCPC Parent ED

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC) Parent Education Program kicked off its 43rd year this past week with classes beginning September 14 – 16, 2021. The program continues its legacy of quality education with reputable staff for parents (and grandparents) of children 0-18 years old by offering 16 weekly classes from September to May along with our exciting evening Parent Express program that offers month long classes for parents who cannot attend during the day.

In preparation for the new year, a Welcome Tea for all Staff, Board and Ministry Support Team members was held on September 2nd. This year’s Parent Education team includes well respected staff members Anne Bierling (Director), Amanda Baughman, Nanette Brown, Paula Giboney, Jina Khachik, Daniela Kim, Sarah Montes, Vicki Rekedal, Katy Riddell, Jan Roberts, Sandy Lee Schaupp, Jana Van Dyck, and Sloan Walsh who are all supported by dedicated Board volunteers Debbie Barsom (Board Chair), Teresa Chui, Stephanie Ferguson, Amber Gerhardt-Serrano, Nancy Guyer, Cristina Kelly, Carrie Kingston, Grace Lee, Charlotte Miller, Monica Skeehan, and the Ministry Support Team (MST) made up of Chair Lynne Graves, Debbie Barsom, Melanie Frey, Katrina Harbers, Kathy Kovalcik, and Monica Skeehan.

Entering its 43rd year of helping families thrive, Parent Ed offers 16 daytime classes and a growing slate of evening classes for parents (and grandparents) of children 0-18 years old that provide education, friendship, and sustenance. Daytime classes include Parent-and-Child Classes where both children and adults form lasting friendships as well as receive valuable education from seasoned educators as well as Parent-Only Sessions to talk over the extra set of challenges that accompany raising elementary, tween and teen children. Parent and Child classes include Babies, Non-Separating Toddlers, Two-Year Olds, Preschoolers, and Family Class. Parents with school-aged children attend Parent-Only Classes. Classes include Parents of Elementary Kids, Parents of Tweens, Parents of High Schoolers, Parenting through Learning Differences, Grand-parenting and the new Mindful Parenting, an online only class. Classes meet weekly September through May and attract over 600 participants from 22 different cities. Parent Express Class, The Art of Fatherhood, will meet Wednesday nights in October at Los Gringos. Classes fill up quickly, so register ASAP! 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 follows Covid safe protocol.

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