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Toddler & Me 2021-12-09T11:40:02-07:00

toddler + me

Toddlers are gaining independence, pushing boundaries, mastering new skills, and growing by leaps and bounds. We are here to support you during this time of new challenges, exciting growth. 

Our Toddler & Me series for little ones 12 to 36 months offers fun activities to keep busy toddlers engaged with a dedicated toddler teaching assistant, plus a parenting topic discussion led by a child development expert for the adults. 

YOU GET

an assistant to engage the toddlers & a child development expert to answer all your questions

a new topic each week with research-based handouts

support from the same parents you see every week

modeling of how to navigate tricky situations in real time

toddler socialization 

fun circle and song time! 

What happens in class?

open play with the support of a toddler assistant engaging with the children, including a craft activity, plus song time AND a facilitated topic discussion with a toddler parent educator

The basics

The series are 8-weeks long and each class is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The fee for a series is $384. Session you want to join already started or sold out? Email us for more information.

Location

Classes in San Marino are held in the outdoor area of The Family Room. Classes in Toluca Lake are held in a large room indoors.

TOPICS

exploring new food, tantrums, navigating media with a toddler, listening strategies, toilet training, first friendships, raising a resilient child, sleep transitions, toddler brain, play based learning, language development, teaching gratitude, tips to reduce whining and interrupting, celebrating differences and inclusion, consequences: time in or time out out, playdate tips, power struggles, and MORE!

faqs

What if I miss a class?
You will still get the handout and are welcome to ask questions the following week during open discussion.

What if I am late to class or need to leave early?
Still join! We love seeing you for however long you can make it.

Can both parents attend?
Registration covers one parent.  Occasional guests are welcome at most classes. Prior notice is needed to ensure adequate space. Caregivers can alternate weeks. For weekend classes, there is an option for both parents to attend.

online parenting group

We are bringing The Family Room to your living room with our parenting group for toddler parents.

Consider this group your monthly parenting check-in. The group gives parents the tools you need to trouble-shoot parenting challenges and research-based information on how to foster important development. Led by Gia Blount, an experienced child development expert and parent educator, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, problem solve issues, gain peer support, learn and connect.

The best part? All your questions answered from the comfort of your couch.

The virtual group will be held using Zoom, so no more missing classes because your partner is working late, your little one is not feeling well, or you just don’t have the energy to get out of the house.

Topics to explore: toddler brain, tantrums, food struggles, promoting independence, discipline, guilt, and so much more.

For parents of toddlers ages 1-to-3-years-old

Interested, but have a little one a different age?
Let us know! We are happy to offer additional groups based on need.

Have a bunch of friends and want to start your own group?
Talk to us about your group. We will need a minimum of 6 people.

Series Duration: 6- month series

Meeting: once a month

Cost: $312 for 6 months
Educator: Gia Gambaro Blount
When: Thursday evenings from 8 pm to 9 pm
Dates: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16

what people are saying

“Participating in toddler and me has been so helpful for me as a parent. It has helped me feel so much more competent and has helped lower my parent anxiety tremendously. Thank you for the valuable services you provide!”

“Both my son and I look forward to Toddler & Me class every week!”
“We are sooooooo grateful for Gia’s help and support. Feels life changing already!”