Early Childhood Parenting Center Located at:
1440 Harvard Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Early Childhood
Spread The Word: Visit Our Facebook Page:
Parenting Groups:
Family

Promoting Parenting Skills

The Early Childhood Parenting Center offers different types of parenting groups, with the goal of promoting parenting skills. All groups are led by professional experts trained in early childhood development. An exceptionally high staff-to-participant ratio allows for individualized attention. Groups meet once a week, in an informal, nurturing and educational environment for play and discussion.




Promoting Parenting Skills

Choose the group that is right for you and call us for class times and fees. Please
Contact Us at (310) 281-9770
about our parenting groups and classes .

The infant groups focus on the early adjustment to parenthood. This is an excellent way to enhance the development of your new child in a supportive setting.

In the toddler groups, the children play together and are supervised by early childhood staff while the parents sit nearby talking together with the group leaders.

Parents without their children meet with professional leaders in a group setting to talk and learn how to be the best parent they can be. Groups meet either during the day or the evening.


Read what our parents say about our parenting groups >>

Articles:
>> Your New Baby
>> Choosing a Pediatrician
>> Toilet Training
>> The Security Blanket
>> The Hospital Visit
>> Head Banging
>> Enjoy Eating
>> Over Eating
>> Sleeping Well
>> Sleep Disruptions
>> Medical Emergency
>> Separation
>> Temper Tantrums
>> Sibling Rivalry

Los Angeles Parenting Groups and Classes:


INFANT GROUPS:

The infant groups focus on the early adjustment to parenthood. This is an excellent way to enhance the development of your new child in a supportive setting.

Groups of eight to ten parents and their infants (birth to 1 year) meet in an informal setting to discuss topics such as recovery from pregnancy and birth, postpartum feelings, integrating the baby into your family, breast and bottle feeding, establishing good sleep patterns, returning to work, finding good child care, baby’s motor, cognitive, and emotional development, and transition to toddlerhood.

Online Pre-Registration Form >>


TODDLER GROUPS:

In the toddler groups, the children play together and are supervised by early childhood staff while the parents sit nearby talking together with the group leaders. Toddlers are within visual range and easy access at all times. The staff helps children develop early socialization skills while beginning the discovery of independence from their parent. Groups have eight to ten toddlers and their parents. Groups are put together according to the toddler’s age.

Some of the topics addressed in these groups are: separation, temper tantrums, sleep disruptions, beginning toilet training, travel, balancing the toddler's need for dependence and independence, and how to manage eating issues.

Online Pre-Registration Form >>


PARENTING SKILLS GROUP:

Parents without their children meet with professional leaders in a group setting to talk and learn how to be the best parent they can be. Groups meet either during the day or the evening.

This is the perfect group to continue learning parenting skills, after your child completes the toddler program. All parents are welcome, even if this is your first group with us.

Online Pre-Registration Form >>



Read what our parents say about our parenting groups >>
Early Childhood Parenting Center  /  1440 Harvard Street  /  Santa Monica, CA 90404  /  Phone: (310) 281-9770  / Los Angeles Parenting Classes and Groups