PARENT CRAFT NIGHT 2/7, 7:30PM
The new year is a great time to reflect, start fresh and set intentions for the year to come. Take a break from your busy week and join Recess for a fun night of crafting, while creating a vision board to reflect the priorities you want to focus on, and the life you want to pursue.
Do you want to change careers, but not sure what path to pursue? Ready to mix things up in your marriage, or take the next step in your business? Want more quality time with your family, or to plan a family trip? A vision board can help provide clarity and inspire you to take action. NOTE: this is a adult only event.
Annie from Annie Nogg Coaching will provide direction & support throughout the vision board creation process.
$15 pp. Sign up at https://gal.re/wMGJXV3dDS
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT 101, 3/6 7:30pm
Everything you need to know about nourishing your child's creative, confident mind in the first year of life!
You've probably heard that your child's brain develops most in the first three years of life, but did you know that more than one million neural connections form per second during this time? During these early years, parents have the amazing opportunity to nurture their child’s growth and development through connected, responsive caregiving. Join Rebecca Walsh, founder and director of Early Childhood Matters, to learn more about the following topics:
· From Routine to Ritual: creating opportunities for bonding, learning, and growth through everyday caregiving tasks like diaper changes, bath time, and feeding times.
· Language development milestones and strategies to encourage language development in the first year of life
· Ideas for playtime activities, Floor Time, and parental engagement strategies to develop the architecture of your child's brain and build connections for lifelong skills like problem solving, self-control, and emotional intelligence.
Babies in arms (pre-crawlers) welcome to attend. Sign up at: https://gal.re/d447mHJlpS
INFANT SLEEP WORKSHOP 3/9, 10am-Noon
Dr. Angelique Millette will help parents of babies 0–12 months better understand the sleep needs of their little one. She will cover the importance of routine, when to start a sleep routine, two sleep methods, sleeping arrangements, and more. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to solving infant sleep issues using a wide range of sleep methods and tools adaptive to multiple sleep arrangements, parenting styles, cultural/social styles, and sleep issues. A Q&A will be held at the end of the session.
• Baby (0–12 months) sleep needs
• Importance of routines in sleep habits and patterns
• Developmental milestones, when they occur, what to do
• Guidelines on prevention of SIDS
• Sleep methods: no/low cry, sleep training
• Sleeping arrangements: co-sleeping, room-sharing, crib-sleeping
• Feeding at night and dropping night feeds
About Dr. Angelique Millette
She is a parent educator, pediatric sleep consultant, family sleep researcher, lactation educator. She specializes in family sleep solutions and how parents can meet their own sleep needs while helping their young ones meet theirs.
NEWBORN CARE 3/9, 1-5pm
THE TODDLER TRANSITION 3/19, 7:30pm, 9-18 mo
Your baby is becoming a toddler-how exciting (and exhausting!). Don’t fear the toddler transition!
Join Early Childhood Matters to learn more about this period of dramatic child development. Learn more about your child’s rapidly developing brain, and find out what is behind the often unexpected challenges that may arise in toddlerhood (mealtime struggles, tantrums, hitting/biting, shyness and more). Practice positive discipline strategies that nurture connection, communication, and curiosity in your emerging toddler, while planting the seeds for emotional intelligence right from the start.
“This class saved me as I entered a stage I was not really prepared for! I still use the strategies and language we learned in class with my older child, and now with my second child who is 14 months.”
— - Lia, parent of 14 and 27 month old