Please join us for our Fall 2018 Parenting & Infancy classes.  We offer 6-week classes for Infancy I (Newborn – 3 months), 6-week classes for Infancy II (3 months – 6 months), as well as 4-week combined Infancy I & II classes.

Class Description

The Loved Child’s Parenting & Infancy Classes provide a warm and supportive group experience in which participants (mothers and fathers) can rely on expert guidance, evidence-based information, shared parenting moments, sympathy, and humor to help develop increased comfort and confidence in parenting.  Infants don’t come with instruction manuals, and there is no single “right” way to parent. Instead, new parents need to be encouraged to trust their instincts and to be sensitive to and respectful of each infant’s individual temperament style and unique needs. These classes provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, confidential space for parents to ask all of their questions, express any fears, and discuss the challenges (and delights!) that come with the addition of a child to the family.

Each class offers every parent a chance to check in with the ups and downs of the previous week, to learn about the phases of infant development (fine & gross motor skills, language, attachment, and others), to examine practical baby-care skills, and even to practice infant massage.  Parents will support one another as they explore different strategies for coping with the challenges of feeding their baby (and themselves!); sleep; changes in personal relationships and family dynamics; employment; and child care; all with due emphasis on self-care and maintaining a healthy perspective.

As with all of TLC’s classes, every family will receive the semester’s TLC Book on the first day, to be enjoyed at home and shared weekly in class. Progressively we will incorporate and rehearse gentle activity songs and rhymes that the babies all come to anticipate and enjoy! These new songs are easily taken home and shared with all caregivers, reinforcing the invaluable lesson that repetition is a major facet of infant learning.

While there is an agenda and suggested curriculum (e.g. a dedicated TLC Parent Topic and TLC Developmental Focus) for each class, there is also ample opportunity to raise the most pressing topics or to steer the conversation in any direction the group wishes. Families will receive the weekly TLC Newsletter before each class highlighting that week’s Parent Topic, Developmental Focus, and Take Home Idea. We actively encourage parents and babies to meet up outside of class and facilitate this with suggestions for places to go. We hope these classes will form the foundation for a wonderful, ongoing support system for all participants – and perhaps a venue in which to make lifelong friends!

Parenting & Infancy Classes

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: September 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 5, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: September 5th – 26th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the same (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class (3 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: September 12th – October 17th, 2018 (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 12:45 – 2:00 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class (0 - 3 months) - Mondays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 17, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Julie Krathen Dates: September 17th – October 29th, 2018 (6 weeks – no class October 8th) Time: Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: October 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 3, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: October 3rd – 24th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the same (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class (0 - 3 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: October 31st – December 12th, 2018 (6 weeks – No class November 21st) Time: Wednesdays 12:45 – 2:00 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class (3 - 6 months) - Mondays: Nov 2018 - Jan 2019 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 26, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Julie Krathen Dates: November 26th, 2018 – January 14th, 2018 (6 weeks – no classes December 24th, 31st) Time: Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant (more…)

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: November 28th – December 19th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the (more…)

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Other Programming

Below are other events open to infants and/or their caregivers.

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Event Venue Date Description Ages
Summer 2018 Music & Movement with Jeff Jam - Thursdays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Age range: 0-5 years Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: June 7th – August 23rd, 2018 (10 weeks – no class July 5th, July 26th) Time: Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Cost: Three options available.  $22/class for 6 weeks.  $20/class for 8 weeks.  $18/class for 10 weeks.  If you select the 6 or 8-week option, you are welcome to (more…)

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Family & Friends CPR: TLC Parent Workshop - Summer 2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 16, 2018 6:00 pm

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students (more…)

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Peaceful Parenting: A simple, effective, and relationship-building parenting approach - 2018-2019 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • August 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Today’s parents are inundated with often conflicting advice for how to change, “fix”, and control their children’s behavior. Many parents of young children are confused and overwhelmed by the myriad strategies for effective discipline, including time-outs, time-ins, counting to three, ignoring bad behavior, using star charts to reward good behavior, and guiding behavior through the (more…)

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: September 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 5, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: September 5th – 26th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the same (more…)

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Zumbini - Kalino Finds the Music - Early Fall 2018 (Tuesdays) The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 11, 2018 12:30 pm

Age range: 0 – 4 years with a caregiver Instructor: Sheri Park Dates: September 11th – October 23rd (7 weeks) Time: Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Cost: $20/class | $35 family package fee | $20 discount for early registration (ends August 20th, 2018) Zumbini® is a fun, engaging, educational, and effective music and movement program for children in (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class (3 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: September 12th – October 17th, 2018 (6 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 12:45 – 2:00 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum (more…)

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Music & Movement with Jeff Jam - Fall 2018 (Thursdays) The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Age range: 0-5 years Instructor: Jeff Jam Dates: September 13th – December 6th, 2018 (12 weeks – no class November 22nd) Time: Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 PM Cost: $20/class, $18/class with early registration (ends August 20th, 2018) Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! (more…)

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Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC: Parent Workshop at Magpie Kids Magpie Kids
  • September 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Sibling rivalry is unavoidable and inevitable but the good news is there are proven and evidence-based solutions parents can implement to make an enormous difference in sibling relationships. Participants will learn simple and concrete strategies for minimizing conflicts and suggestions how to foster loving and life-long relationships between siblings. This workshop is appropriate for families (more…)

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Baby Print Salt Marsh Pottery Event at The Loved Child - 2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 16, 2018 10:15 am

We do those wonderfully soft pastel baby hands and feet ceramic tiles you may have seen displayed in your friends homes. We know a fair amount about babies and never tire of them!  The pottery has been running for 47 years making floral and sea-life pieces.  About 25 years ago we were asked to try (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class (0 - 3 months) - Mondays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 17, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Julie Krathen Dates: September 17th – October 29th, 2018 (6 weeks – no class October 8th) Time: Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, (more…)

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Family & Friends CPR: TLC Parent Workshop - 2018-2019 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 17, 2018 6:00 pm

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students (more…)

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Play & Parenting Class for MIXED AGES/SIBLINGS - Fall 2018 Fridays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • September 21, 2018 9:30 am

Age range: Walking – 48 Months, Siblings 0-5 years Instructor: Jennifer Gillette Dates: September 21st, 2018 – January 18th, 2019 (16 weeks – no classes November 23rd, December 28th) Time: Fridays, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Cost: $27/class, $25/class with early-bird registration (ends August 20th, 11:59PM Eastern Time) Description: Please see the main Play & Parenting Classes page (more…)

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: October 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 3, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: October 3rd – 24th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the same (more…)

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Zumbini - Hili and the Dance - Late Fall 2018 (Tuesdays) The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 30, 2018 12:30 pm

Age range: 0 – 4 years with a caregiver Instructor: Sheri Park Dates: November 13th – December 18th (6 weeks) Time: Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Cost: $20/class | $35 family package fee | $20 discount for early registration (ends August 20th, 2018) Zumbini® is a fun, engaging, educational, and effective music and movement program for children in (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy I Class (0 - 3 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 3 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: October 31st – December 12th, 2018 (6 weeks – No class November 21st) Time: Wednesdays 12:45 – 2:00 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy II Class (3 - 6 months) - Mondays: Nov 2018 - Jan 2019 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 26, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: 3 months – 6 months Instructor: Julie Krathen Dates: November 26th, 2018 – January 14th, 2018 (6 weeks – no classes December 24th, 31st) Time: Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Cost: $150 ($25/class)     TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant (more…)

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4-week TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Diane Lopes Dates: November 28th – December 19th, 2018 (4 weeks) Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 PM Cost: $100 4-weeks ($25/class) Short on time and availability?  This 4-week class for infants with a loving parent or caregiver is a shorter version of our 6-week class!  Other than that, it follows the (more…)

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Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC - 2018-2019 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • December 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Sibling rivalry is unavoidable and inevitable but the good news is there are proven and evidence-based solutions parents can implement to make an enormous difference in sibling relationships. Participants will learn simple and concrete strategies for minimizing conflicts and suggestions how to foster loving and life-long relationships between siblings. This workshop is appropriate for families (more…)

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Individual Parent Consultations
  • December 31, 2018 11:00 am

Before registering here, please fill out the form at https://thelovedchild.net/consultations/ so that we can arrange a date and time.   (more…)

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Birthday Party The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • December 31, 2018 11:00 am

It’s a birthday party!

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