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 Miriam Szubin at MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org with any workshops topics that you would like to see offered!

Upcoming Workshops: 

Wednesday, July 6: Stress-Free Parenting: How to Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected (to your child)

Sunday, July 17: Infant and Child CPR

Wednesday, July 27: Healthy Lunches in a Snap
Wednesdays, September 7-28: Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

Tuesday, September 20:
Build Your Brand: Reshaping Your Professional Identity After Kids

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

Edlavitch DCJCC Parent Workshops
(Click on the workshop titles below for detailed descriptions, prices, and registration)

Stress-Free Parenting:
How to Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected (to your child)

Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 pm
Parenting is stressful, right?  Do you feel like you are rushing from one thing to the next and always multitasking?  Do you want to stop yelling and to connect with your kids in more positive ways?  Led by two Duke-trained integrative health coaches, the workshop will give you tangible tools, specific strategies, and proven techniques to help manage stress, parent with more patience and presence, and create a more positive relationship with your children.
Infant and Child CPR
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 am
Make your family safer by learning life-saving skills from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber!

 
Healthy Lunches in a Snap
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Do you feel like you are always scrambling to get lunches made? Do you pack the same lunch every single day? Are there daily battles over what goes into the lunchbox? In this workshop you will learn how with a little planning, and almost no effort, you and your kids can be eating quick, easy, and well-balanced lunches that everyone can feel good about! Led by Jessica Braider, Health Coach
  Preparing for Childbirth:
Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

4 Wednesdays, September 7 - September 28, 7:00 pm
Come prepare for your birth, your way!  Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 4-week series covering labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, and common variations and complications.Come Included are practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery. Preparing for Childbirth also includes thorough and judgment-free discussion of all labor and delivery scenarios, including un-medicated births, epidurals and c-sections. Taught by Nicole Bruno, a certified doula and childbirth educator.
  Build Your Brand:
Reshaping Your Professional Identity After Kids

Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm
Are you re-entering the workforce after an extended parental leave?  Gearing up for a career switch as you balance work and family?  If you are thinking about transitioning at work in any way, join us for an interactive discussion on establishing your professional identity and developing yourself into a persuasive and effective brand.  This workshop will provide concrete guidance, including tactics and accountability measures for moving forward with your career vision.

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Contact

Miriam Szubin
Parenting Center Director

P. (202) 777-3263
F. (202) 518-9420