Play & Parenting

Parenting & Infancy (0-6 months)

TLC New Parenting & Infancy Classes are unique and unlike all other parent/infant classes! The enjoyable, educational, and evidence-based weekly curriculum EQUALLY supports the typical developmental process for both the new mother/father AND the infant(s). Each class includes a Parent Topic relevant to new parents, and a weekly focus on an area of infant development, and/or infant behavior. Families enrolled in the New Parent & Infancy class receive the TLC Weekly Newsletter with parent-friendly resources in preparation for the Parent Topic, Infant Development/Behavior Focus, and ideas for play & activities at home.

 

To promote early literacy, every family enrolled in the class, receives an age-appropriate board book to be shared in class weekly and daily at home. All classes are facilitated by a Masters-level trained Instructor.

Play & Parenting

The Loved Child offers a variety of unique weekly Developmental Play & Parenting Classes from the newborn period through the preschool years, where each class is designed to equally support both the children’s learning through play and to provide expert-lead parenting support.  Classes are organized with an optimal balance between group structured play, self-directed open-choice play, and an organized moment for caregivers to receive individual or group support around typical parenting concerns.

Supporting the abundant research on the importance of early literacy opportunities and the value of repetition in early learning, every TLC child, beginning with the Infant Class, is given a developmentally appropriate TLC Class Book to bring home for daily reading and to experience weekly at class Book Time.

 

Each weekly TLC class has a Developmental FocusParent Topic, and Group Developmental Activity–  an activity to highlight the weekly area of development (water play, arts & crafts, sensory play, musical movement etc.).  In advance of each class, families receive the TLC Weekly Newsletter with evidence-based resources supporting the developmental focus (for example, creative, fine/gross motor, cognitive, language, social/emotional, & nature development),  in addition to family-friendly articles on common parenting topics such as Sleep Challenges, Mealtime Struggles, Positive Discipline, and Toilet Training.   Home Ideas follow at the end of the week, which often include links to creative and trusted blog sites with activities specific to the reviewed area of development.  All these resources, often with adorable pictures from class, are also available on facebook.com/thelovedchild.

 

Classes available:

  • Play & Parenting Class for BABIES (5 Months – Walking)
  • Play & Parenting Class for ONES/TWOS (Walking – 36 Months)
  • Play & Parenting Class for MIXED AGES (Walking – 48 Months)
  • Play & Parenting Class for SIBLINGS/MIXED AGES (0-48 Months)

 

Spring 2019 classes run from February 5th –  June 7th.

If you wish to join an existing class, please contact us at info@thelovedchild.net.

 

Summer 2019 classes run from June 24th –  August 16th.

You may sign-up for 6 or 8 weeks for our flexible Summer schedule. Registration is open now!