Sunday, November 2

This eight-hour course is offered in English and includes information on First Aid and CPR. When combined with the Preventative Health class, it meets the state licensing requirement of 15 hours 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.

Monday, November 3

 Julie Johnson, MA, teacher, researcher and certified Parenting Connection instructor, will assist parents in understanding the brain science behind this approach to parenting. In this 6-week series participants will learn the importance of “special time” as well as tools to help them respond to their child’s emotional moments, such as setting limits without saying, “time out.” Learn how to bring ease, warmth, and joy back to your relationships with your children—even on the hard days.   Julie Johnson has been in the field of education for over fifteen years as a teacher, trainer, and researcher.  She has taught humanities and history to secondary students in New York and California, provided professional development for teachers and administrators, and led support groups for adolescents and new parents. In addition to conducting research in schools across the country, Julie is an instructor with Hand in Hand Parenting and conducts classes and consultations for parents throughout the Bay Area. For more information about Julie visit her website at: http://parentchildconnection.com/ 

Wednesday, November 5

Choosing child care for a baby can be difficult emotionally and practically. This workshop will help you understand the options and give support in selecting appropriate care for your baby. Bring your questions and concerns and meet other new and expecting parents. Babies are welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, November 5

This group meets for three consecutive weeks and is a great way for new moms to get support, decrease isolation and make connections with other first time parents. Moms are welcome to drop-in to any session in a series; however, participating in all three has the greatest value. Join Shauna Fithian, social worker, new parent coach, and mom of 2, to share the ups and downs of your transition to motherhood. Pre-crawling babies welcome! More information about Shauna Fithian is available at http://www.newparentcoach.com.

Wednesday, November 5

Meg Zweiback returns to BANANAS to address the questions and concerns of parents of three and four-year olds. Learn how to encourage and preserve the spontaneity and curiosity of this delightful age group.

Thursday, November 6

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) specialists will help you identify and prevent common facility issues with information on when to use an architect and how to hire contractors. Ideas will be shared on how to green your center through recycling, composting, and green cleaning to improve the air quality and environment. They will also present grant and loan opportunities through LIIF.

Monday, November 10

 Julie Johnson, MA, teacher, researcher and certified Parenting Connection instructor, will assist parents in understanding the brain science behind this approach to parenting. In this 6-week series participants will learn the importance of “special time” as well as tools to help them respond to their child’s emotional moments, such as setting limits without saying, “time out.” Learn how to bring ease, warmth, and joy back to your relationships with your children—even on the hard days.   Julie Johnson has been in the field of education for over fifteen years as a teacher, trainer, and researcher.  She has taught humanities and history to secondary students in New York and California, provided professional development for teachers and administrators, and led support groups for adolescents and new parents. In addition to conducting research in schools across the country, Julie is an instructor with Hand in Hand Parenting and conducts classes and consultations for parents throughout the Bay Area. For more information about Julie visit her website at: http://parentchildconnection.com/ 

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