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Circle of Parenting

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Circle of Parenting

For parents/caregivers and children 0-12 months old  & parents/caregivers who are expecting

* Offered in-person, outdoors *

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 role as a parent of an infant, 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 – understanding your baby’s perspective, finding calm, pleasure, and exploring baby and parent partnership.

This class includes quiet observation time, adult conversation where parents and caregivers can receive peer and facilitator support, and a brief singing time.

Session Details:

April 18, 2022 – June 13, 2022
No class 5/30 (Memorial Day)

Mondays, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Location:  Held outdoors in the flat gated yard next to the Secure Beginnings Center at 555 Mahoney #2, Oak View, CA, 93023.  Enter the large main gate to the Oak View Park and Resource Center, walk back toward the library. We are in the yard to the left.

All participants must complete our COVID waiver upon registration and adhere to COVID guidelines. Families commit to self screening at home for COVID symptoms.

Bring: Blanket, sunhat, water, and snacks if desired.

Session Cost:

$176 full session, scholarships available
$22 single drop in class

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


Renee Mandala and Jessica Donahue

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