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Classes 2018-06-20T13:38:44+00:00

Classes

The Family Room’s Before Baby series offers a variety of prenatal classes that give you important information to deliver and bring home your baby with confidence.

Our classes are offered in a series, bundled, and `a la carte, to give you the ability to customize your prenatal education for your needs. From childbirth classes to breastfeeding information and newborn care, these baby classes are designed to empower parents and help you prepare for your bundle of joy.

The Family Room difference: small classes, community, easy to register, comfy space, variety of options, personalized attention

The cost of all Before Baby prenatal classes includes two people. (note: CPR/First Aid is sold individually if not purchasing the Baby Basics Bundle)

Childbirth Prep

From the physiology and stages of labor and delivery, to basic support techniques and more, a childbirth class is an important way to prepare you and your partner for this life-changing event. This class makes sure you understand the basics.

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Childbirth Coping Techniques

Taken as a stand-alone class or as an extension of the childbirth prep class, this class will teach you a variety of techniques to cope with the discomfort of labor and delivery.

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Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not always easy. Understanding important breastfeeding information, like what to expect and where to turn for help, can put you at ease the first time you attempt to nurse and beyond.

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Newborn Care

No, they don’t come with instructions. This hands-on class will provide practical advice on how to care for your newborn through the first few weeks of exhaustion, hormones, and profound joy!

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Infant/Child/Adult CPR & First Aid

Prepare yourself and caregivers for the unthinkable. Learn life-saving skills in our Infant/Child/Adult CPR and First Aid class. Note: following American Heart Association guidelines.

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Baby Basics Bundle
All courses bundled into one!

The 4 most important classes to prepare for your baby’s arrival, bundled for extra savings: Childbirth Prep, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Basics and CPR & First Aid.

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MOMMY & ME


The Family Room’s Mommy & Me program is up-to-date with helpful and practical information for today’s mamas. We cover newborn and baby development, parenting topics, and more. We always leave lots of time for questions. This class is also about you – we don’t leave out the mommy part of mommy & me. Lastly, we always have fun.

Here’s why our Mommy & Me program is special:

  • The group will become your village. You see the same moms every week. You share, bond, grow, connect and go out for coffee or lunch after class. Sometimes, they even become your life long friends.
  • There is a facilitated topic each week that is relevant to the age of the babies’ birth months to nurture attachment and learning with awesome handouts and lots of time for questions.
  • The group is led by a marriage and family therapist with an extensive background in infant and child development. It’s the best of both worlds.
  • The groups are organized by birth month, with generally a two month span, so all the babies are about the same age.
  • We understand that there are many different approaches, philosophies, and ways to do things when it comes to parenting. We will provide research-based curriculum, but want you to trust your gut.

The Basics:

  • The series are 8-weeks long and each class is 90 minutes.
  • Our interactive classes include songs, open discussion and the topic of the week.
  • Don’t see your birth month or looking for a weekend class? Email us with your birth month and we will be sure to contact you when your class is posted or if a Saturday group opens.
  • Session you want to join already started? Yes, you can join late! Email us for more information and we will do our best to get you in.

Mommy & Me : Series 1

March/April Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8-weeks

Date: 5/29/2018 – 7/17/2018 From 9:15 am – 10:45 am

March/April Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Wednesday for 6-weeks

Date: 6/6/2018 – 7/18/2018 From 9:15 am – 10:45 am

March/April Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Wednesday for 6-weeks

Date: 6/6/2018 – 7/18/2018 From 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

May/June Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8-weeks

Date: 7/30/2018 – 9/17/2018 From 9:15 am – 10:45 am

July/August Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8-weeks

Date: 9/4/2018 – 10/23/2018 From 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mommy & Me : Series 2

Jan/Feb Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8-weeks

Date: 5/21/2018 – 7/16/2018 From 11:00 am – 12:30pm

March/April Babies Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8-weeks

Date: 7/24/2018 – 9/11/2018 From 9:15 am – 10:45 am

March/April Babies Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Wednesday for 8-weeks

Date: 7/25/2018 – 9/12/2018 From 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mommy & Me : Series 3

Nov/Dec 2017/Jan/Feb 2018 Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8-weeks

Date: 7/23/2018 – 9/17/2018 From 11:00 am – 12:30pm

Mommy & Me : Series 4

There are no current Series 4 groups.

Mommy & Me : Series 5

April/May/June Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8-weeks

Date: 5/21/2018 – 7/16/2018 From 9:15 am – 10:45 am

July/August/Sept/Oct Mommy & Me with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8-weeks

Date: 6/5/2018 – 7/24/2018 From 11:00am – 12:30pm

In the blink of an eye, your baby becomes a toddler. These years are full of important social, cognitive, and emotional development. It also brings on a new set of expectations, possibilities, and challenges. In this new chapter, we want to continue to support you with workshops and classes that will guide you through this new found independence, help alleviate some of your stresses and support optimal development for your growing child.

Toddler & Me

We expanded our Mommy & Me program to include the next phase: a Toddler & Me series. The Toddler & Me series focuses on the emerging personalities and behaviors of your little tot. In addition to facilitated topics each week, classes also include songs, child-led play and storytime.
Age: 12-24 months

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This is Two

The twos bring with them a reputation for let’s be honest, being terrible but it doesn’t have to be that way! Gaining an understanding of your two-year-old’s behavior from a child development expert, with hands-on learning for you and your little one can help make this time less frustrating for everyone. The cherry on top: there are fun activities for the kids, too!
Age: 2 to 3 years

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Threenager SOS

Life with a three year-old can at times be challenaging and exhausting. Learn about toddler development and ways to navigate certain behaviors- before, during and after they happen. Workshop for parents of 3 year-olds.

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Toddler Parenting Class

This one is just for you! Our Toddler Parenting class is a series for parents to learn from a child development expert and gain strategies for navigating toddlerhood.

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In addition to our Mommy & Me program, we have other important workshops
and fun activities to learn and have fun with your little one.

Preparing for Twins

Don’t let people scare you. With some helpful advice, planning, and a sense of humor, it can be double the fun! And do you really need two of everything?

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Babywearing Consults

Have a carrier, but not sure how to use it? Outgrown your current carrier and need advice on a new one? Meet with Kristina, our babywearing expert, for a one-on-one consult to get all your questions answered.

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Going Back to Work

Going back to work after a baby is yet another change to navigate. Get support with important breastfeeding information and strategies to manage the emotional transition to help you prepare for your new life as a working parent.

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Happy Sleeper

In The Happy Sleeper class, authors and sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, teach parents how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also clear and structured, so babies and develop the self-soothing skills they need to SLEEP!

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Music

The many benefits of music in the lives of babies and kids are well-documented. From brain and language development, to social and emotional benefits, music is an important building block. It also has the amazing ability to bring people together and provide joy.

The Music Room, the Family Room’s exclusive music program, is both an engaging and fun way to connect with your child.

Here’s why The Music Room is special:

  • Music education is tailored to your child’s development and age. The program changes and grows with them. We add more complexity in each stage to continue to build and further develop musicality.
  • We’ve partnered with Encore Music and Performing Arts to develop and lead our music program. We have known Rebecca and her team a long time and are thrilled to welcome them into the family.
  • Our space is a welcoming family-friendly environment designed specifically for babies and young kids classes.

The Basics:

  • The series are 8-weeks and the classes are 45 minutes long.
  • For the summer, we are offering two four-week series, starting at the end of June and again in August.  There will be no classes on July 4th.
  • The cost for the four-week series is $88.

All music demos are currently SOLD OUT!

DEMOS

We’ve divided your little ones into the following groups to adapt the program to their developmental needs:

Prelude (non-crawlers about 8 weeks to 7 months)

Just because your baby isn’t moving yet, it’s not too early to introduce them to a music class.

Experience the color and sounds of music as we sing, giggle, and gently move. Each activity is designed to awaken the senses as we experience the wonder of rhythm and melody in music.

This class gives each caregiver a variety of songs, movements, and melodies to help you communicate through music and play.

Fridays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/22/2018 – 7/13/2018 June/July From 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Date: 6/22/2018 – 7/13/2018 June/July From 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Date: 8/3/2018 – 8/24/2018 August From 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Saturdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 8/4/2018 – 8/25/2018 August From 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Movers and Shakers (about 7 to 14 months)

They are out of your lap and ready to move! Your little one is crawling and toddling, and is excited to experience music in a different way.

Bounce, shake, and sway as we engage the senses, explore simple instruments, and introduce the gathering drum. Babies will begin to babble in short bursts to familiar melodies and even shake along to the beat!

Fridays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/22/2018 – 7/13/2018 June/July From 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Date: 8/3/2018 – 8/24/2018 August From 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Saturdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/23/2018 – 7/14/2018 June/July From 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Date: 8/4/2018 – 8/25/2018 August From 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

The Single Notes (1-year olds)

Your little one is gaining new independence and this class promotes their new physical and pre-language skills.

Baby and caretaker will learn songs, classic childhood rhymes, finger plays, movement, and beautiful lullabies. Learn to play simple rhythmic patterns and echoes at the gathering drum. We will learn songs and dances that will turn into important musical lessons as the little ones grow and discover their musical world!

Fridays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/22/2018 – 7/13/2018 June/July From 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Date: 8/3/2018 – 8/24/2018 August From 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Saturdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/23/2018 – 7/14/2018 June/July From 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Date: 8/4/2018 – 8/25/2018 August From 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Rhythm and Twos (2-year olds)

The twos bring with them an explosion of social skills and fun!

Together we will encourage and explore a variety of instruments, especially designed for little hands. Toddlers are ready to sing short phrases to familiar songs, to put the pieces of rhythm and pitch together, and to explore movement and dance.

These little ones will enjoy marching, walking, dancing, and other physical activity while creating meaningful music.

Fridays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/22/2018 – 7/13/2018 June/July From 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Date: 8/3/2018 – 8/24/2018 August From 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Saturdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/23/2018 – 7/14/2018 June/July From 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Date: 8/4/2018 – 8/25/2018 August From 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Here Comes Treble (3-year olds)

Three-year olds are full of expression – independence, opinions, and emotions. Music is a great outlet for feelings and joy.

Through games and familiar activities, your little one will sing short solos, play echoes on pitched instruments, explore melodies, and have fun with musical creation and expression.

These toddlers will be introduced to the connections between rhyming patterns and note symbols, and will begin to read and play rhythmic notation as a group. They will learn storytelling songs, form, meter, and musical expression as they dance, jump, and twirl!

Fridays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 8/3/2018 – 8/24/2018 August From 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Saturdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/23/2018 – 7/14/2018 June/July From 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Date: 8/4/2018 – 8/25/2018 August From 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Just Your Forte (4-year olds)

Independent music making here we come!

Through echo songs and games, students will play solos, learn to read basic pitch and rhythm notations, and identify changes in music.

They will voice feelings, thoughts, and imagery through creative expression and sounds. Watch kids have fun as they work together to learn, sing, and perform a wide range of music.

Wednesdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 6/20/2018 – 7/18/2018 June/July From 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Date: 8/1/2018 – 8/22/2018 August From 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Duets (a class for siblings)

This mixed-age class is for the family with two!

The class will nurture your baby’s musical exploration, while engaging your toddler’s musical interest and journey.

Come learn interactive songs and musical games that the whole family will love!

Wednesdays with Rebecca Carr

Date: 8/1/2018 – 8/22/2018 August From 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm