Sunday, September 21

This seven-hour course is offered in English and includes information on Preventive Health, including immunizations, seat belt safety, preventing infections and injuries, food safety, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), shaken baby syndrome (SBS), and recognizing and reporting child abuse. When combined with the First Aid & CPR 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, September 22

Are you a new employer of a nanny/childcare provider or are you considering hiring one to assist you with your childcare needs? This workshop explores what it means to employ a nanny/childcare provider. What are the rights and responsibilities that go along with this role? How can you develop and maintain a productive and mutually respectful working relationship with your employee? Brought to you by Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, this workshop will be a safe and confidential space to learn from other parents who have employed childcare providers and who are committed to supporting families and workers to ensure that both groups get their needs met. 

Tuesday, September 23

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

Tuesday, September 23

 Join Helen Neville, BS, RNP, for this six-week series focused on children who are distinguished by being "more": more intense, more sensitive, more uncomfortable, and more likely to be overwhelmed. The class will offer insight on how to identify triggers and develop successful strategies for reducing your child's stress, as well as how to lessen the anxieties and frustrations you may be facing as a parent. The series centers on ages nine months to five years.  

Wednesday, September 24

Yoga is an excellent way to regain your shape, strength and energy after giving birth, as well as learn techniques for breath and body awareness. The class includes breathing and centering exercises, yoga poses with and without baby, singing and bonding with your baby, and calming exercises for you and baby. Explore yoga as a tool to help you better handle the demands of motherhood and feel your best. Class is designed for mothers and their pre-crawling babies but all ages are welcome. Sonia Roberts is a certified Yoga teacher with over ten years of teaching experience. She is a graduate of the Piedmont Yoga Studio Advanced Studies Program, YogaWorks Teacher Training and Jane Austin's Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Training. Sonia's teaching style emphasizes body awareness, alignment, breath and the integration of mindfulness. As a lifelong student, Sonia continues to study the many facets of yoga. Her life as a mother has given her an abundance of opportunity for deepening her yoga practice and living in the present. Sonia's Mom & Baby yoga classes are offered in a very comfortable, supportive environment where moms can meet other parents, enjoy special times with their babies, and experience the benefits of yoga. Three more classes of this series remain so come back and join us 10/1-Sleep, 10/8- Baby Massage and 10/15-Stroller Exercises w/ Baby.

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

Repeats every week until Sat Sep 27 2014 except Sat Sep 20 2014.
Saturday, September 13, Saturday, September 27


主講人-王玉鳳 .  透過這兩星期六 的講座,

你將學會用環境評量表, 來改善和設置幼兒优良的學習環境

Facilitated by Yu Fong Wang,  providers will learn to use the assessment scale to create an age appropriate learning environment for young children.


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