Supporting parents and caregivers in developing their ability to nurture young children.
Postpartum and Prenatal depression and anxiety is the number 1 complication of pregnancy, yet the most likely to go unrecognized and untreated, resulting in lifelong complications for both mother and child. The Maternal Mental Health Program offers free confidential support for new parents with a Warmline and free support groups. Let us know that you are coming via registration at www.bookeo.com/parenting.
Our Core Program is a Play and Learn Playgroups (PAL) where parents and their children (aged 0-5) attend a weekly 2 hour class with facilitated by a professional parent educator. PAL classes are designed to increase parental resilience, build social connections, share knowledge of parenting and child development, provide concrete support in times of need, and support the development of social and emotional competence in children. Parents who attend PAL classes report feeling more informed, supported, and capable in their role. Enrollment is welcomed at any time via registration at www.bookeo.com/parenting.
Additional classes for parents and children round out the PCMC program. Sunday Art Classes are a popular place for parents to explore and create with their toddlers. Music Classes held on Thursday evenings give families a place to reconnect through song and movement. Exercise classes that incorporate babies and toddlers honor the need for many new mothers to feel good about their bodies while being close to their baby. A monthly class that supports working parents focuses on building community relationships and helping parents incorporate self-care into their life. These additional classes rely on student fees to cover their cost, however fee waivers are offered to any family who needs one. Approximately one-third of all families utilize a fee waiver for these programs. Enrollment is welcomed at any time via registration at www.bookeo.com/parenting.