About TLC: From Pregnancy to Newborn Parenting Classes to Toddlers and Beyond

At The Loved Child (TLC), we know that loving and supportive early relationships provide the foundation for a lifetime of healthy physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. That’s why we set out to offer the best prenatal courses, newborn, baby, and toddler classes, and parenting workshops on newborns to teenagers, that show our dedication and support to children and their parents.

Parents and caregivers are the very center of a child’s universe. It’s a position filled with joy, but at times can be fraught with challenges. The extraordinary journey of parenting need not be made alone! 

 

It takes a village to raise a child, and TLC can be a part of that village for you and your family. Our prenatal classes and newborn classes are a great place to start as you embark on this journey. Additionally, we provide individualized care for those who prefer private consultations.

 

We welcome you to join the open and affirming TLC community. We invite you to grow, learn, and find new friends with your children at your side who will also be growing and learning with you. 

 

Those who take our classes and workshops have a deeply meaningful sense of shared experience. By participating in our online classes, workshops, and private consultations,  you’re also joining a community committed to the well-being of all children and the adults who care for them.

 

The Loved Child offers the following expert-facilitated programming:

 

  • Prenatal Classes 
  • New Parent, Caregiver, and New Mom Classes
  • Newborn Parenting Classes
  • Individual Consultations for Families
  • Parent Workshops & Support Groups (for parents of children from pregnancy – adolescence)
  • Expert Developmental & Parenting Consultation to Childcare & Preschool Programs and Pediatric Practices
  • Corporate Parent Wellness Workshops

 

TLC has the best parent, child, and prenatal classes that Cambridge, Belmont, and all of Greater Boston has to offer. Contact us to learn more, or register for our online classes & workshops on our website.

Jennifer T. Gillette

Director & Founder

Welcome to The Loved Child (TLC)! We all know the classic saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.” The professional team at TLC provides expert support, education, and community for expecting families and those with babies, young children, tweens, and teens. I welcome you to join our village while on your parenting journey in one of our classes, workshops, special events, educational parenting partnerships, or in your place of employment through our innovative TLC Parents@Work services.

 

I have spent over twenty-five years working and learning at the best pediatric hospitals, programs, and businesses in the Boston area. Personally, now that my three sons are immersed in their school work and activities, I have space and energy to give more to my professional passion: supporting parents and their families from the time of expectancy through parenting tweens and teens.

 

I obtained my master’s degree in Child Developmental Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and a bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the College of Wooster. I have spent almost a decade at Isis Parenting where I facilitated parenting groups, provided private parenting consults, and wrote curricula for the Child Development Program. My clinical background includes work with families in Developmental Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct work with families, I have extensive experience training and consulting with professionals in developmental & behavioral child development. My research experience includes managing an investigation in children’s temperament styles at the Brazelton Institute at Children’s Hospital and the Psychology Department at Harvard University, as well as participating in the Healthy Steps for Young Children Program through Johns Hopkins University, The Boston Foundation, and Partners HealthCare.