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Circle of Parenting

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Circle of Parenting

For expecting parents and caregivers with babies under 6 months of age*

*In order to maintain social distancing, we cannot accommodate older siblings.
Adapted for COVID-19 transmission prevention

DATES: October – November session has concluded. Stay tuned for updates on offerings in the new year

Pregnancy and new babies bring profound transitions to families. 
COVID mandates have made pregnancy and early parenting more complex. 

You are not alone! Questions may arise about a baby’s crying, need for holding, feeding and sleeping. Explore your new role as a parent, how it feels, and what you need, while in the company of other parents and professionals. Join our group to learn about infant development, becoming a parent, and you and your baby’s journey toward a secure beginning.

Together we’ll build skills in observing and learning about your baby– learning a baby’s perspective while finding calm, exploring baby and parent partnerships, attachment cues and trust.

 This class includes an adult quiet observation, an adult conversation time where parents and caregivers can receive peer and facilitator support, and ends with a short singing time all together.

Session Details:

2021 dates: to be determined based on COVID protocol

Foster Park, 37 Casitas Vista Rd. Ventura, CA 93001*

Register for one week or all four
Drop in/ register on site also available

Online Registration open until 8am the day of the class. After 8am, drop-in is still available. Please call or text Darcy at Mothers Guild (805) 570-1595 if you need help finding us the morning of the class.

All participants will sign and follow guidelines on our liability waiver upon registration.

Bring $2 cash for parking fee, mask, chair or blanket, water
Parking scholarship available upon request
Free parking outside Foster park

*When you arrive at Foster Park, you will be greeted by the parking attendant.
Proceeding into the park after the parking stand, there is a blue swingset on the right.  
A few hundred feet down, there is a large barbecue grill on your left.  
Just after that there is a small stone building on the left.
We will meet on the lawn in front of that building, about 1,000 feet into the park.

Session Cost:

Suggested Donation $10 per gathering

Contact us at 805-646-7559 x3 or with any questions.


Darcy Wronkiewicz, Mothers Guild, IBCLC, CD(DONA), Lactation Consultant & Renee Mandala, Secure Beginnings Executive Director

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