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 mszubin@edcjcc.org with any workshops topics that you would like to see offered!

Upcoming Workshops: 

Tuesday, March 7: Parenting without Power Struggles
Tuesday, March 21: Managing Your Household Spending

Mondays, April 24-June 12: Beyond the Bump

Wednesdays, April 26-May 17: Preparing for Childbirth
Sunday, May 7: Infant/Child CPR
Wednesday, May 17: Pathways to Parenthood

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)

Parenting Without Power Struggles
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 pm
"You need to eat four more pieces!" . . . "Bedtime NOW" . . .  "NO!  I do it!"  Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child's growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed.
Managing Your Household Spending
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 pm
Get your household spending under control!  Lori Atwood, RFC, will discuss where and how to cut back without changing your lifestyle drastically. She will also talk about how to save for things that come up every year, like camp, vacations and school fees, and give you specific tools to help you stay on track even if you're not a budget or spreadsheet whiz. 
Beyond the Bump
Mondays, April 24—June 12, 7:15 pm
Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly for seven weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression.  Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D.
Preparing for Childbirth:
Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

4 Wednesdays, April 26-May 17, 7:00 pm
Prepare for your birth, your way!  Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 4-week series covering labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, common variations and complications, practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery, and a 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.
Infant and Child CPR
Sunday, May 7, 10:00 am
Make your family safer by learning life-saving skills from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber!
Pathways to Parenthood
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00pm
(doors open at 6:30)

Thinking about growing your family or looking for support after struggling to conceive? Join us for an informal discussion about different paths to family building. This symposium will include a fertility doctor, an adoption expert, a mental health provider, a rabbi, a legal expert with experience facilitating egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, and more!   Before and after the panel, there will be time for informal connecting and community building.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish -- are all warmly welcomed.  Come prepared to ask questions -- and plug in for support.
Co-presented with GLOE, in partnership with The Red Stone, the Tinina Q Cade Foundation, and Shady Grove Fertility

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Contact:

Miriam Szubin
Director of the Parenting Center
mszubin@edcjcc.org
p. (202) 777-3263
f. (202) 518-9420