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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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Event Venue Date Description Ages
TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Mondays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 15, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 6 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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TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 31, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: October 31st – December 12th, 2018 (6 weeks – No class November 21st) Time: Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:45 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 Class (0 - 6 months) at Evolve Fitness - Thursdays: Nov-Dec 2018 Evolve Fitness
  • November 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Nancy Gair Dates: November 8th – December 20th, 2018 (6 weeks – no class November 22nd) Time: Thursdays 2:00 – 3:15 PM at Evolve Fitness Cambridge Cost: $150 ($25/class)   TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent & (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Mondays: Nov 2018 - Jan 2019 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 26, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: 0 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 classes! (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
TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Mondays: Sept-Oct 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 15, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: Newborn – 6 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…)

Infant Sold Out
Music Together - Fall 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 16, 2018 4:15 pm

TLC is hosting music together classes!  Classes are available for ages 0 – 8 years.  Please visit https://musictogetherofbelmont.com/ for scheduling and registration. (more…)

Infant, Baby, Toddler, Preschool, School-Age Sold Out
On-site Education
  • October 17, 2018 8:30 am

TLC offers workshops at your location! (more…)

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Music & Movement with Jeff Jam - Fall 2018 (Thursdays) The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 18, 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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Play & Parenting Class for MIXED AGES/SIBLINGS - Fall 2018 Fridays The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 19, 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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Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys | FREE Concert
  • October 20, 2018 9:30 am

Bring your babies, toddlers, and preschoolers for this FREE fabulous song and dance party with the talented Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys! This event is co-sponsored by Vote Yes Belmont A School for 7 – 12 and The Loved Child. Come meet other families in the Belmont community working hard to create a great (more…)

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Fall 2018 - FREE Halloween Photographs with BAF Photography The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 24, 2018 3:00 pm

Ghosts, witches, and pumpkins oh my! Halloween is quickly approaching and BAF Photography and The Loved Child are teaming up for free Halloween portraits of your kids. Join us Wednesday, October 24, 2018 for a free Halloween photo of your child in his or her costume. Important information: There are eight slots in each time (more…)

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Fall 2018 Sleep Support Groups for Families with Children 0-4 years The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 25, 2018 11:00 am

Join experienced pediatric sleep consultant and child development specialist, Sarah Kerrigan, as she facilitates a drop-in support group for parents of children 0-4 years. Come share your experiences and struggles around sleep with parents who can relate! Learn from the group, gain the support of others, and gather information on the science behind your child’s (more…)

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Baby Signing Play Family Events - Fall 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 28, 2018 9:30 am

Description: Join developmental expert and Baby Signs educator Maggie Magner for an hour of signing play and practice with your baby. Learn the best strategies and tips to get your baby to sign and communicate more quickly and enjoy some quality playtime too! Signing has been shown to jumpstart verbal speech, is a great way (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 Class (0 - 6 months) - Wednesdays: Nov-Dec 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • October 31, 2018 12:30 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Emily Lindblad Dates: October 31st – December 12th, 2018 (6 weeks – No class November 21st) Time: Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:45 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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Free TLC Sing-a-longs - Jeff Jam, Music with Emily - Fall/Winter 2018-2019 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 7, 2018 4:00 pm

Come sing and dance on Wednesday afternoons after nap time and/or after preschool at The Loved Child! We have a rotating selection of performers – currently Jeff Jam and Music with Emily – each coming approximately once a month.  Come to one event, or all of them!  Children of all ages with a caregiver are most (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) at Evolve Fitness - Thursdays: Nov-Dec 2018 Evolve Fitness
  • November 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Age Range: Newborn – 6 months Instructor: Nancy Gair Dates: November 8th – December 20th, 2018 (6 weeks – no class November 22nd) Time: Thursdays 2:00 – 3:15 PM at Evolve Fitness Cambridge Cost: $150 ($25/class)   TLC New Parenting and Infancy Class description: TLC New Parent & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent & (more…)

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Healthy Nutrition for Families with Babies: Starting Solids, Introducing Allergens, and much more - November, 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 10, 2018 9:30 am

Transitioning to solid foods is an exciting phase for families with babies. This new phase can take up to two years and with it can bring many questions for parents. In this workshop, Danielle Shea Tan, a functional family nutritionist for families at The Loved Child and also from Healthymamas.com, will share helpful ways to help your (more…)

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Baby Print Salt Marsh Pottery Event at The Loved Child - 2018 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 11, 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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Family & Friends CPR: TLC Parent Workshop - 2018-2019 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 15, 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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Newborn Sleep: What to Expect - November 2018 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 18, 2018 4:00 pm

During this one hour workshop, expectant and new parents will learn about the science of infant sleep, from before birth through the first year. Developmentally appropriate sleep patterns and expectations, common milestones, and options to support your baby’s sleep development will also be covered. There will be time reserved at the end for Q and (more…)

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TLC Parenting & Infancy Class (0 - 6 months) - Mondays: Nov 2018 - Jan 2019 The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • November 26, 2018 11:00 am

Age Range: 0 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 classes! (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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Peaceful Parenting: A simple, effective, and relationship-building parenting approach - 2018-2019 Sessions The Loved Child (Belmont)
  • February 4, 2019 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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