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La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Classes Registration to Open May 19th

Published on Monday, May 17, 2021 | 12:05 pm
 
Front row: (Left to right) Paige, Thatcher, Jan Roberts, Tracy Tobias, Betty Bredemann, Cathy Steward, Cristina Kelly, Adri Law, Stephanie Ginn, Paula Giboney, Charlotte Miller. Back row: (Left to right) Lynne Graves, Stephanie Ferguson, Monika Skeehan, Katy Riddell, Daniela Kim, Ann Bierling, Vicki Rekedal, Jana Van Dyck , Katrina Harbors, Sloane Walsh, Amanda Baughman.

Registration for La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Fall Program beginning on May 19th!

For over four decades, Parent Ed has been making a difference and they are excited to announce they will resume IN-PERSON classes in the Fall. Parent Ed will offer 14 daytime classes for parents of children 0-18 years old and grandparents that provide education, friendship, and sustenance. Daytime classes meet weekly September through May. Each class is taught by reputable and caring staff who have countless years of teaching experience, 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!

Many parents begin coming when their children are infants and stay with the program until their children are grown or off to college. The parents grow with each other as they journey through parenthood, always having someone to talk to who understands what they are going through. Parents get to know each other on a deeper level.

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. The Babies Class focuses on first year challenges of eating, sleeping and changing family dynamics– while Non-separating Toddler and Parents of Twos classes add topics on discipline, potty training and nurturing the whole child. Parents of Preschoolers (3-5 Year Olds) focuses on kindergarten prep, nurturing the whole child, and developing self-regulation.

Parents with school-aged children attend Parent-Only Classes to discuss newer 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. The 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 delves into issues such as adolescent identity, family communication, dating, driving, college preparation and learning to “let go.” Parent Ed is also excited to offer “Parenting through Learning Differences. This class is designed for parents of children who need support, encouragement and resources for parenting an exceptional child (ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum, learning disabilities, twice exceptional or other learning differences). Finally, back by popular demand, the GRAND-Parenting class provides a rich source of information to give insight into effective grand-parenting as well as offer support for the grand-parenting journey.

Please go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada.

In the spirit of mixing business with pleasure, the LCPC Parent Education board, ministry support team and staff recently met at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Ashley Barrett for a year-end party and Board meeting. After a year of remote meetings and planning, the evening was filled with good food, fellowship, reflection, planning and prayer in anticipation of the wonderful year ahead.

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