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Benefits of Membership

Socialization
 
Members enjoy socializing with other parents and children in an inviting playroom filled with age appropriate toys/activities, as well as a shaded outdoor play yard and sandbox. Our "drop-in” provides quality playtime for parents (and grandparents) with their children.
 
Parental Guidance
 
Members have access to clinical social workers, an early childhood educatorand nurse to discuss parenting issues. The staff's role is to guide and coach parents through practical suggestions and help with the ordinary stresses of raising children from birth through adolescence.

The following topics are commonly discussed:

  • Adolescence
  • Self esteem
  • Adoption
  • Setting limits
  • Ages & stages
  • Sexual curiosity
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Single parenting
  • Anger
  • Sleep issues
  • Discipline
  • Stepfamilies
  • Divorce and family stress
  • Toddler tantrums
  • Feeding issues
  • Toilet training
  • Infant care & concerns
  • Juggling work & family
  • Parental frustrations
Library
 
The center maintains an extensive library of parenting books and videos that may be checked out by members only. Just for fun, children's videos are also available for check out.
 
Classes & Activities
 
Members receive discounts on class fees. We also offer "members-only” programs and activities. Please see our seasonal calendar of classes and activities.

Parenting Center Mailings

Seasonal calendar of classes and programs emailed three times a year to members. Monthly communications as well as special events during the year. Click here for the Spring 2014 schedule.

Active Membership

  • Members-only programs
  • Members-only morning classes
  • Daily drop-in at The Parenting Center with children 3 years old and under
  • Resource library privileges
  • Reduced fees for classes
  • The Parenting Center mailings
  • Access to The Parenting Center's professional staff
  • Installment payments and scholarships available
  • Membership fee $100

Associate Membership

  • Designed for full-time working parents or parents of school-age children
  • Access to The Parenting Center's professional staff
  • Reduced fees for evening classes
  • Resource library privileges
  • The Parenting Center mailings
  • Membership fee $50

Circle of Friends

  • Members-only morning classes
  • Members-only programs
  • One free Parent-Infant course
  • Reduced fees for classes
  • Daily drop-in at The Parenting Center with children 3 years and under
  • Access to The Parenting Center's professional staff
  • Resource library privileges
  • The Parenting Center mailings
  • Support the center programs and scholarship fund
  • Tax deduction
  • Membership fee $200

 

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