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: 

 
Tuesdays, November 22-December 13: Preparing for Childbirth
Thursday, December 8: Back to Work After Parental Leave? How to Create a Mindful Return
Wednesday, December 14: Toilet Training Without Tears: Avoiding the Perils of the Potty
Thursday, January 12: Raising Jewish Children
Thursday, January 26: Screen Sense: Navigating Screen Time for Kids
Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22: Preparing for Childbirth
Sunday, February 5: Safety Day (Infant-Child CPR and/or Pediatric First Aid)
Mondays, February 6-April 3: Beyond the Bump


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)

Preparing for Childbirth:
Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

4 Tuesdays, Nov. 22-Dec. 13, 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.
Back to Work After Parental Leave?
How to Create a Mindful Return

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Come learn practical and effective strategies for planning your return to work after maternity or paternity leave, so that you can ease your concerns about the transition, focus on your baby, and make calm, thoughtful choices. Open to anyone currently expecting a baby, anyone on maternity or paternity leave, or anyone within the first several months of returning to work. Experienced returning parents also welcome!  Led by Lori Mihalich-Levin, founder of Mindful Return

Toilet Training Without Tears: Avoiding the Perils of the Potty
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30pm
Learn how to approach toilet training in a way that is developmentally appropriate and respectful to your child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body, without unnecessary parental stress and anxiety.  The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process. Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.

Raising Jewish Children:
A Workshop for Interfaith Families

Thursday, January 12, 7:30 pm
This workshop will address what interfaith families can do to make Judaism relevant for themselves and their children, and to help their children develop a strong Jewish identity, while at the same time being respectful to the partner with another religion.  Join Dr. Marion Usher, an interfaith family expert, to navigate this complicated process, get concrete ideas and strategies, and address about your concerns.
Screen Sense:
Navigating Screen Time for Kids

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm
Babies today are born into a world of digital devices, and parents have the daunting role of trying to navigate this new reality – specifically, how to make good decisions about their children's screen use. This workshop will describe what the research tells about the impact of digital devices on children's development through age 6, and guidelines for usage based on the science. Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.
Preparing for Childbirth:
Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

4 Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22, 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.
Safety Day: Infant-Child CPR and/or Pediatric First Aid
Sunday, February 5
Infant and Child CPR: 9:30am to 12pm
Pediatric First Aid: 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Make your family safer by learning the basics of Infant and Child CPR and/or First Aid (with a pediatric focus) with American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber!
Beyond the Bump
8 Mondays, Feb 6-April 3, 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.

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Contact:

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