Parenting Center Workshops

Our Parenting Center provides parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers with support, guidance, and enrichment as they prepare for and raise their young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities.  Email with any workshops topics that you would like to see offered!

Upcoming Workshops:
Sunday, July 12: Infant/Child CPR (and Babysitter Meet & Greet)
Tuesday, July 21: Time Management Tips for Busy Families
Tuesday, August 25: Babysitter Speed Dating

Also check out PACE, a great support group for women with babies ages 2 weeks to 5 months (not offered by the DCJCC, but meeting in our building)

Washington DCJCC Parent Workshops 

(Click on the workshop titles below for detailed descriptions, prices, and registration)

Infant and Child CPR (and Babysitter Meet & Greet) 
Sunday, July 12, 10:00am-1:00pm
Make your family safer, and meet potential babysitters at the same time!  The DCJCC Parenting Center is teaming up with UrbanSitter to bring you a terrific multitasking opportunity.  Learn life-saving skills from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber, then choose to stay for a meet & greet event to enjoy refreshments and meet some of UrbanSitter’s newly CPR-certified local sitters. Everybody wins when parents and caregivers both know these crucial skills!

Time Management Tips for Busy Families
Tuesday, July 21, 7:30pm
Are you a busy parent who needs a few time management tips to help you balance it all? Rashida McKenzie, fellow parent and founder of Queen Bee Concierge, will share some smart strategies and clever shortcuts for when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Topics include establishing manageable routines, preparing quick and delicious meals, taking advantage of technology, and carving out “me time”.  One lucky parent will also win a free personal assistance package (valued at over $150) to help them tackle their to-do list.

Babysitter Speed Dating   

Tuesday, August 25, 7:30pm
At this event, parents will be introduced to UrbanSitter, an online resource that connects parents with babysitters through people they know. After getting a couple of tips on how to find the best babysitter, parents will have the opportunity to interview at least 10 different sitters at 5 minute intervals.  Sips & nibbles will be provided!

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Miriam Szubin
Parenting Center Director
p. (202) 777-3263
f. (202) 518-9420