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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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Tickets

11 available
Childbirth Prep, January 13, 2019$135.00

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10 available
Childbirth Prep, February 10, 2019$135.00

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12 available
Childbirth Prep, March 3, 2019$135.00

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12 available
Childbirth Prep, April 14, 2019$135.00

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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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10 available
Childbirth Coping Techniques, January 13, 2019$95.00

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12 available
Childbirth Coping Techniques, February 10, 2019$95.00

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12 available
Childbirth Coping Techniques, March 3, 2019$95.00

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12 available
Childbirth Coping Techniques, April 14, 2019$95.00

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9 available
Childbirth Coping Techniques, Dec. 12$95.00

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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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13 available
Breastfeeding Basics, January 12, 2019$95.00

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14 available
Breastfeeding Basics, February 9, 2019$95.00

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14 available
Breastfeeding Basics, March 23, 2019$95.00

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14 available
Breastfeeding Basics, April 27, 2019$95.00

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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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13 available
Newborn Care, January 19, 2019$95.00

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13 available
Newborn Care, February 20, 2019$95.00

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14 available
Newborn Care, March 16, 2019$95.00

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14 available
Newborn Care, April 17, 2019$95.00

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10 available
Newborn Care, Nov. 28th$95.00

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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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Tickets

14 available
CPR/First Aid, January 20, 2019 (1 person)$70.00

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14 available
CPR/First Aid, February 17 (1 person)$70.00

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14 available
CPR/First Aid, March 24, 2019 (1 person)$70.00

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14 available
CPR/First Aid, April 28, 2019 (1 person)$70.00

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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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Tickets

Unlimited available
Baby Basics Bundle$385.00

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99982 available
Basics Bundle + Coping Techniques$455.00

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MOMMY & ME/PARENT & ME


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

Here’s why our Mommy & Me and Parent & 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.
  • We have developed lots of great topics, but are flexible to meet the needs of each group.
  • Our interactive classes include songs, open discussion and the topic of the week.
  • Don’t see your birth month? Email us with your birth month and we will be sure to contact you when your class is posted.
  • 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

Topics to include: safety, tummy time, sleep, babywearing, cognitive surge, transitions, including back to work, and more

September/October Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Thursday for 6 weeks

Date: 11/29/2018 – 01/17/2019 From: 09:15 am – 10:45 am

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September/October Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Wednesday for 8 weeks

Date: 11/14/2018 – 01/16/2019 From: 09:15 am – 10:45 am

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November/December Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8 weeks

Date: 01/15/2019 – 03/05/2019 From: 09:15 am – 10:45 am

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January/February Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8 weeks

Date: 03/11/2019 – 04/29/2019 From: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Out of stock!Mommy & Me : Series 1 - September/October Babies (8-weeks) Wednesday$280.00
6 available
Mommy & Me : Series 1 - November/December Babies (8-weeks) Tuesday$280.00

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12 available
January/February 2019 Babies, Mommy & Me, Series 1$280.00

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5 available
Sept/Oct Babies$210.00

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Parent & Me: Series 2

Topics to include: teething, food series, sleep series, attachment, temperament, and more

July/August Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8 weeks

Date: 11/06/2018 – 01/15/2019 From: 11:00 am – 12:30 am

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Out of stock!Mommy & Me: Series 2, July/August Babies$320.00
Out of stock!July/August Mommy & Me, Half Session$160.00

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Parent & Me: Series 3

Topics to include: language series, baby proofing, screen time, limit setting series, evolving motherhood, and more

July/August with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Tuesday for 8 weeks

Date: 01/22/2019 – 03/12/2019 From: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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May/June Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8 weeks

Date: 03/12/2018 – 02/04/2109 From: 09:15 am – 10:45 am

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13 available
July/August Babies, Series 3$320.00

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May/June Babies, Series 3$320.00

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Parent & Me: Series 4

Topics to include: a series on preschool, finger foods, praise (from Nurture Shock), independent exploration, and more

Dec 2017/Jan, Feb 2018 Babies with Kim-Lan Dovan
held every Monday for 8 weeks

Date: 11/05/2018 – 01/14/2019 From: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Date: 11/28/2018 – 01/23/2019 From: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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4 available
December, January, February Babies Mommy & Me$320.00

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March/April Babies, Series 4$320.00

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Parent & Me: Series 5

Topics to include: weaning/milk/transitioning to a cup, gender, sexuality and safety, pre-tantrums, parenthood reflection, and more

There are no current Series 5 groups.

Parent & Me: Weekend

Topics to include: independent exploration, finger foods, types of play, praise, screen time, and more

Attend a class during Free Class Week to learn more!

Babies 4-to-12 months with April Trettel
8-week series held every Sunday

Date: 01/20/2019 – 03/10/2019 From: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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7 available
Parent & Me: Weekend Winter Series$320.00

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Second Time Mommy & Me

Topics: Safety with two, mom guilt, self-care, sibling adjustment, sleep, feedings/meal time, fostering positive sibling relationships, and more

There is not currently a class.

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 newfound 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 story time.
Age: 12-36 months

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14 available
Toddler & Me Series Toddler and Me (14-24 Months)$320.00

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Out of stock!Toddler & Me, Oct-Dec 2018$280.00
6 available
Toddler & Me, 9:15 am, Series 3$320.00

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10 available
Toddler & Me, 10:45am, Series 1$320.00

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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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Tickets

14 available
This is Two Weekend$320.00

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13 available
This is Two, Oct through Dec$280.00

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Toddler Parenting Workshop Series

This one is just for you! Our Toddler Parenting Workshop Series covers a variety of topics to help you gain insight and strategies for navigating toddlerhood. The series is led by a child development expert and leaves plenty of time for questions and real-life scenarios.

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14 available
Toddler Parenting Class$320.00

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12 available
Toddler Parenting Series (4 classes)$160.00

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12 available
Toddler Parenting Series (6 classes)$240.00

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14 available
Toddler Parenting Series (8 classes)$300.00

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Music

Learn more about The Family Room’s exclusive music program tailored for different age groups and developmental abilities.

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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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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 children.

The Basics:

  • The series are 10 weeks and the classes are 45 minutes long.
  • The cost for a 10-week series is $220.
  • See make-up class policy below.

The Classes:

We’ve divided your little ones into the following groups to adapt the program to their developmental needs. Please use as a guide — you know your child best!

Prelude (Non-Crawlers):  This class gives each caregiver a variety of songs, movements, and melodies to communicate through music and play.

Movers & Shakers (about 7-to-14 months):  Bounce, sway, and giggle as we engage the senses, explore instruments, and introduce the gathering drum.

Single Notes (1-year-olds): Kids and caretakers will have fun while learning musical lessons as the little ones discover their musical world!

Rhythm & Twos (2-year-olds): Older toddlers are ready to sing short phrases, put rhythm and pitch together, plus explore movement and dance.

Here Comes Treble (3- and 4-year-olds): Young musicians start to make important musical connections (all while having fun!).

Attend a class during Free Class Week to learn more! 

Winter 2019

Winter 2019 Schedule

Our winter series will begin the week of January 14th and be held until the week of March 18. Classes are held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Thursday Classes

Prelude + Movers & Shakers (2-to-14 months) at 3:30 pm with Veronika Luu

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Single Notes + Rhythm & Twos (1- and 2-year-olds) at 4:30 pm with Veronika Luu

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Friday Classes

Single Notes + Rhythm & Twos (1- and 2-year-olds) at 9:30 am with Rebecca Carr

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Prelude + Movers & Shakers (2-to-14 months) at 10:30 am with Rebecca Carr

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Saturday Classes

Single Notes (1-year-olds) at 9:30 am with Rebecca Carr

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Rhythm & Twos (2-year-olds) at 10:30 am with Rebecca Carr

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Movers & Shakers (7-to-14 months) at 11:30 am with Rebecca Carr

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Here Comes Treble (3- and 4-year-olds) at 12:30 pm with Rebecca Carr

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Tickets

8 available
Prelude + Movers & Shakers on Thursday$220.00

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10 available
Single Notes + Rhythm & Twos on Thursday$220.00

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5 available
Single Notes + Rhythm & Twos, Friday$220.00

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10 available
Prelude + Movers & Shakers, Friday$220.00

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7 available
Single Notes, Saturday$220.00

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9 available
Rhythm & Twos, Saturday$220.00

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8 available
Movers & Shakers, Saturday$220.00

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10 available
Here Comes Treble, Saturday$220.00

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Make-Up Class Policy

Students are allowed one make-up class per series. You may speak directly with the instructor to arrange attendance in another class during the same series dates. Class sizes are limited, so arrangements must be made with your instructor ahead of time. In addition, there will be mixed-age weekend make-up classes added to the end of each series which you can attend.

Messy Play/Art

Children learn about the world around them through their senses, in fact they rely on them. The desire to engage with sensory discovery comes naturally to little ones – that is why babies put everything in their mouths!

Sensory play is any hands-on activity that gives little ones the opportunity to safely discover and explore using a combination of their senses, including touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. In our messy play/art classes, they will explore and use their senses in a new, meaningful way.

Research has shown that messy play is an important part of early childhood development providing lots of opportunities to develop and learn. Some of the benefits of sensory play include:

  • Stimulates brain development by exposing children to new sensations and experiences
  • Supports language development by giving little ones new ways to talk about their world
  • Fosters positive interactions and social learning through observation of how peers engage with an activity
  • Builds self-confidence and awareness as they interact with materials in a creative and spontaneous way
  • Supports fine motor skills as they manipulate materials in different ways
  • Helps regulate internal discomfort by providing tools for managing frustration and a strategy for calming down
  • Promotes scientific process opportunities through creating, investigating, exploring, and problem solving

The Basics:

  • Led by early childhood educators, a variety of sensory activities will be offered each week for the little ones to enjoy — from different tactile experiences, to messy art projects, and creative discovery.
  • Each class also will include songs and a story, plus tips on how to incorporate sensory play at home.
  • The series are 8 weeks.  All classes are 45 minutes long.
  • The cost for the 8-week series is $220 (includes a materials fee).

Attend a class during Free Class Week to learn more. 

We will explore. We will create. And we will definitely get messy.

Messy Play/Art: Mixed Age

Messy Play/Art: Mixed Age Approximately 1-to-3 year-olds

Messy Play/Art: Mixed Age with Cheryl Elffers
held every Saturday for 8 weeks

Date: 01/19/2019 – 03/09/2019 From 09:30 am – 10:15 am

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Messy Play/Art: Mixed Age with Cheryl Elffers
held every Saturday for 8 weeks

Date: 01/19/2019 – 03/09/2019 From 10:30 am – 11:15 am

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10 available
Messy Play/Art: Mixed Age on Wed., Nov/Dec$165.00

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8 available
Messy Play/Art, Mixed Age, Saturdays at 9:30 am$165.00

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8 available
Messy Play/Art, 9:30 am Saturday, Winter Series$220.00

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5 available
Messy Play/Art, 10:30 am Saturday, Winter Series$220.00

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