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:
Wednesday, June 3: The Summer Parenting Juggle: Making Summer Work For You
Tuesday, June 9: Babysitter Speed Dating
Sunday, July 12: Infant/Child CPR (and Babysitter Meet & Greet)

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)

The Summer Parenting Juggle: Making Summer Work For You
Wednesday, June 3, 7:30-9:30pm
Trying to balance the push and pull of summer schedules, work demands, family vacations, and good ol' summertime play?  For working parents, the transition to summer might not be best described as carefree, but it can still be fun and family-forward!  Come learn ways to mix sunshine and deadlines, childcare transitions and new adventures with Lauren Laitin, founder and principal of Parachute Coaching, a professional coaching firm for working parents.

Babysitter Speed Dating
Tuesday, June 9, 7:30-9:30pm
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!

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 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!


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