Tuesday, April 22

 Join Helen Neville, BS, RNP, to learn how temperament affects children’s behavior and how to best live and work with inborn traits. This 6-week series (April 15-May 20) focuses on children ages 9 months to 5 years. To register call Kaiser at 752-6150. The fee for this class is $40 for Kaiser members and $55 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Registration to attend this series closes after the second week. To register for free, on-site child care, call BANANAS at 658-7353. 

Repeats every week every Wednesday 3 times .
Wednesday, April 9, Wednesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 23

Facilitated by Eric Peterson, MA, these three sessions will provide a place to freely discuss your experiences as a dad, get information on parenting issues and gain support from other fathers. Dinner and free onsite child care provided. 

Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the last Thursday 7 times .
Thursday, April 24, Thursday, May 29, Thursday, June 26, Thursday, July 31, Thursday, August 28, Thursday, September 25, Thursday, October 30

Getting licensed? Or thinking about it? Come meet with BANANAS’ staff and other providers to share your experiences, questions and concerns about becoming a family child care provider and get your business started. Note: To obtain a family child care license, you must attend a Community Care Licensing (CCL) orientation.  Pre-register and pre-pay the $25 fee to attend the CCL orientation by calling CCL at 510-622-2602 or going to www.ccld.ca.gov

Saturday, April 26

Discover new ways to engage young children's imaginations and nurture early literacy by pairing multicultural storytelling with the arts.  You will leave this fun, highly interactive workshop with a full basket of delights: fingerplays, songs, language games, movement activities, drama and storytelling techniques that will make your storytime a success.

Sunday, April 27

This 15-hour course is offered in English in 2 sessions. It includes CPR, First Aid and Preventive Health and meets the State Licensing requirement to operate or work in a child care program.  Pre-registration and payment is required. Call us for registration forms and information about classes in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese at 510-658-7353.

Wednesday, April 30

Dr. Erica Reischer will discuss what current research tells us about how to raise happy, compassionate and confident children. For more information about Dr. Erica Reischer, local psychologist, mom and parent coach visit, www.DrEricaR.com.

Friday, May 2

This class covers information about the basic care needs of newborns from the delivery room to the 1st 3 months at home. Topics covered include: bathing, umbilical cords, burping, pediatrics and medicine, swaddling, colic, crying baby, basic skin care, jaundice and much more! Facilitated by Barbara Fritz, a Public Health Nurse with Alameda County and more than 20 years as a Neonatal/Intensive Care Nursery Nurse, your questions and concerns are sure to be addressed! This class is the first of a series so your welcome to come back for the next five classes, which have a different presenter each time: 5/9-Baby Massage, 5/16- Baby Language & Brain development, 5/23-Yoga with Baby, 5/30- Sleep and 6/6-Stroller Exercises w/ Baby.


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