La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC) Parent Education is excited to announce a customized mix of IN-PERON outdoor classes and VIRTUAL classes beginning September 15-17th! Because of Covid, Parent Ed has customized each class to ensure participants will still receive the same quality education they have come to expect from LCPC Parent Education! The hope is to return to more in-person class as soon as it is safely possible. Additionally, each Parent-Child class will have access to a special “Covid Survival Corner” packed with activities like cooking, crafts, recreation, wellness, spiritual renewal, and periodic on-campus events led by Heather Henry and Katie Phillips Rector.
Because of Covid, Parent Ed has customized each class to ensure participants will still receive the same quality education they have come to expect from LCPC Parent Education. The hope is to return to more in-person class as soon as it is safely possible! Here is a run-down of fall offerings from LCPC Parent Education.
The Babies Class with seasoned instructor Nanette Brown and assistant Jana Van Dyck will meet IN-PERSON off campus at the Rose Bowl on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 pm. Parents attend with their children utilizing strollers and blankets for an active and educational class.
Non-Separating Toddlers will meet VIRTUALLY on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 with live instruction from Nanette Brown. Weekly videos from teaching assistants Jana Van Dyck and Daniela Kim leading our popular circle time will be available for children to enjoy as well as the COVID Survival Corner for parents.
Parents of Preschoolers, a class for parents of children 2-5 years old, will meet VIRTUALLY on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am. Instructors Katy Riddell and Vicki Rekedal will lead live instruction and facilitate discussion while teaching assistants Jina Khachik and Paula Giboney provide weekly live zoom opportunities with the children for song and story time—as well as the COVID Survival Corner for parents.
Parents of Elementary Kids and Parents of Tweens, both taught by Sloan Walsh, will meet IN-PERSON and VIRTUALLY. Elementary Kids in-person class will meet outside on LCPC campus from 9-10:30 on Thursdays and virtually from 11:15-12:45 pm. Tweens in-person class will meet outside on LCPC campus from 9-10:30 on Wednesdays and virtually from 11:15-12:45 pm.
Parents of High Schoolers will also meet IN-PERSON and VIRTUALLY with time-tested tips from instructor Tracy Tobias. In-person class will meet on campus outside on Thursday mornings from 9-10:30 am and virtually from 11:30-1 pm.
The GRAND-Parenting class will meet IN-PERSON on campus on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11 am with Jan Roberts. All grandparents with grandchildren of any age, whether living near or far, are welcome to join this class!
Lastly, Parent Education offers Parent Express: Parenting your Exceptional Child, a 4-week evening class beginning in September. Meeting VIRTUALLY on Thursday nights from 8-9:30 pm, this class is for any parent with child with different learning profiles including but not limited to ADHD, ASD, twice exceptional, sensory integration issues or difficulty learning from home via zoom. Experienced instructor Vicki Rekedal will offer live instruction and facilitate honest discussions with participants.
Parent Education classes meet weekly September through May and attract over 600 parents and children from 22 different cities. Registration is still open! To learn more about classes or to register, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada.