Infant & Pre-Birth

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Live and Learn with Your Baby

Your baby is born learning! Come join other parents and their babies as you prepare your child for a lifetime of learning. Learn how to support your child’s emotional, physical, and intellectual development through songs, activities, and group discussions. All while building a community of support and lifelong friends for you and your child. Class meets for 2-hours one day a week, for 10 weeks. Families can join at anytime if space is available. In Albany & Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>

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Live and Learn with Your Child – for Teen Parents

Offered by special arrangement with school districts for pregnant and parenting teen moms and dads. This class includes some parent-child time and some parent-only instruction. Class focuses on understanding child development, learning effective parenting skills, stress management and building a support network. Class can be designed to meet the needs of the school district and can be offered for credit. LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with Your Children

Benton County parents through age 26 and their young children (infant to 3-years-old) learn and play together.  Discuss ways to support your child’s growth and development and the challenges of parenting.   Sort through parenting ideas and information so that you can become the parent you want to be.  Meets for 2-hours one day a week, for ten weeks.  Families can join at anytime if space is available. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>
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Live and Learn with Your Wobbler

For parents and their beginning walkers, approximately 9 mos. to 18 mos.  Participate with your “wobbler” in songs and games, meet other parents in the community, and discuss the latest ideas about how to support the expanding growth of your child’s first year. Parents with babies this age may also take the Live and Learn with Baby class.  If your baby is a competent walker, sign-up for Live and Learn with Toddlers/Twos or Parents and Toddlers Together. Meets for 2-hours one day a week, for ten weeks. Families can join at anytime if space is available. LEARN MORE >>
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Sign with Your Baby

Learn how to teach your infant (up to 16 mos.) to communicate with you using sign language.  Eight week class for parents and babies. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE >>
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Birth Boot Camp

Birth Boot Camp is committed to training couples in natural birth and breastfeeding through accessible, contemporary education. You’ll learn to work together to bring your baby into this world as a team. Birth Boot Camp is a 10-week course designed for parents desiring a natural childbirth. In Corvallis. LEARN MORE>>

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Little Acorns Parent Child Class

Little Acorns Parent Child Class offers a nurturing, smaller parenting group that provides developmentally appropriate socializing opportunities for a mixed age group of children, ages 6 months to 3-years. Articles and teacher-led discussion on the topics of child development and parenting with a Waldorf-perspective are also an important part of the 6- or 10-week sessions. LEARN MORE >>
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Make Parenting A Pleasure

Identify your strengths as a parent, take better care of yourself and discover new ways to make parenting easier. Develop a better understanding of your child’s behavior. Learn ways to discipline that fit your child’s age. Class uses activities and video clips and there is plenty of time to talk with other parents. Usually offered as 10 sessions over 10-weeks. Taught in English; also available in Spanish as: Haga de la Paternidad un Placer. LEARN MORE >>
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Haga de la Paternidad un Placer

Culturally adapted from Make Parenting A Pleasure for Spanish speaking families, see description above. LEARN MORE >>
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Mother and Baby Drop-in Groups

Free drop-in groups for women and families to come together, meet, support each other, share stories, concerns, and ideas around parenting with focus on support of breastfeeding and early parenting.  LEARN MORE>>

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Nurturing Parenting

Build skills to nurture your child better through empathy and positive communication. Learn about stages of child development so you know why your child behaves the way she does. Explore what types of discipline will work best at different ages, including alternatives to spanking. Course includes ten sessions, each on a different topic, based on the philosophy of nurturing parenting. Sessions can be delivered as a series or as individual workshops. Available in Spanish as Crianza con Cariño.   LEARN MORE>>

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Nurturing Skills for Families

Start class with a questionnaire to assess your parenting beliefs and strengths. Working with participants, the instructor then chooses lessons to meet the group’s needs. Topics include developing expectations based on your child’s age, building empathy and positive communication, understanding discipline, rewards and punishments, alternatives to spanking, deciding when parents should be in charge and when to support your child’s growing independence, and more. Classes are usually 10 sessions.  Class is sometimes offered just for parents; sometimes it includes a group in which children learn the same ideas through guided activities. Available in Spanish as El Programa de Crianza con Cariño para Padres y Sus NiñosLEARN MORE>>

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Samaritan Health Services – Childbirth Prep/Family Classes

Samaritan Health Services has classes to help support expectant and new parents.  Classes range from Childbirth Prep courses to Boot Camp For New Dad to Mommy Connections and more!  LEARN MORE>>

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