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: 

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
Thursday, October 20: Managing Household Spending

Sunday, October 30: Raising Healthy Eaters: How to Win the Mealtime Wars
Sunday, November 6: Infant/Child CPR
Mondays, November 7-December 19: Beyond the Bump
Tuesday, November 15: Goodnight, Sleep Tight
Tuesdays, November 22-December 13: Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family
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

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 Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Sept. 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, 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.

 
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.
Managing Your Household Spending
Thursday, October 20, 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.
Raising Healthy Eaters:
How to Win the Mealtime Wars

Sunday, October 30, 4:00 pm
Led by Jessica Braider, Health Coach
Do you dread family dinners? Do you find yourself saying “just two more bites?” Are you sick of your kids turning their noses up at the dinner you made? In this workshop we will discuss the reasons behind kid pickiness and we’ll explore ways to make meals (and mealtime) more appealing for your children and yourself.
Infant/Child CPR
Sunday, November 6, 10:00 am
Make your family safer by learning life-saving skills from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber!
Beyond the Bump
7 Mondays, Nov. 7—Dec. 19, 7:15pm
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.

 

Goodnight, Sleep Tight
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30pm
We all need more sleep!  Learn how to develop good sleep habits from the start, and how to address typical challenges that arise in helping children learn to soothe themselves to sleep and stay asleep throughout the night.  Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.

Preparing for Childbirth:
Prenatal Education for the Modern Family

4 Tuesdays, Nov. 22-Dec. 13, 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, 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.

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Contact:

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