Saturday, October 25

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3) and ASQ-Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) are two parent-administered developmental screening tools used to identify any potential developmental concerns during the first five years of a child’s life. Through this workshop providers will learn how to administer these tools and interpret the results. Participants will also learn how to support parents in the use of these tools and how to respectfully and effectively communicate with them about their child’s development. NOTE: The ASQ-SE will be offered on September 25 from 9am-12:30pm, in order to attend this session you must attend ASQ-3 on September 18.  Pre-registration required:  Bananas 510-658-7353 or online at www.bananasinc.org/calendar.

Wednesday, October 29

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.

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

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.

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