Classes

CLASS FAQS

When are the classes held?

Classes are held at each center throughout the week.

Do I have to make an appointment?

To reserve your place, contact the center

Iowa: (563)386-3737

Illinois: (309)797-3636

How much do the classes cost?

Everything we do is completely free, so classes are too!

Can I bring my kids?

Smiling, happy, quiet kids under 6 months of age are welcome to attend class with their parent. 

Detailed descriptions of classes offered can be found at the bottom of the page.

Healthy Pregnancy

4 classes on how to take care of yourself during pregnancy

Topics covered include: 

  • First Trimester and Nutrition (HP#1)
  • Second Trimester, Hazards, and Exercise (HP #2)
  • Third Trimester and Pregnancy Emotions (HP #3)
  • Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care (HP #4)
Baby Basics

4 classes for expectant parents on how to take care of your newborn

Topics covered include:

  • Newborn Appearance, Bonding, Emotional Demands, and Coping w/ Stress (BB #1)
  • Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding, and Diapering (BB #2)
  • Colic, Crying, and Shaken Baby Syndrome (BB #3)
  • Newborn care, Health & Safety – Including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (BB #4)

Be ready for your baby!

Active Parenting

8 classes for parents with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers.

Topics covered include:

  • Stages of Development, Behavior Problems, and Play (AP #1)
  • Preventing Problems, Brain Development, Discipline Techniques, and routines (AP #2)
  • Encouraging Positive Behavior, Choices, Consequences, and Encouragement (AP #3)
  • Preparing for School success, Encouraging Play, Learning, Reading, and Dealing with Childhood Emotions (AP #4)
  • Safety Starts at Home (AP #5)
  • Love and Relationships, and Appropriate Physical Touch (AP #6)
  • Childhood Nutrition (AP #7)
  • Personal Finance and Budgeting (AP #8)

 

24/7 Dad Parenting

Classes taught by men for men – to help you be the best dad you can be!

Topics that are covered include:

  • What it means to be a man
  • Communication
  • The Father’s Role
  • Children’s Growth
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Handling & Expressing Emotions
  • Expectations & Children’s Development
Doctor Dad

Doctor Dads teaches dads practical skills & medical info to keep their child healthy and safe. The 4 sessions cover topics such as how to soothe a crying baby, nutrition, shots, fever & the common cold, germs, cuts & scrapes, and safety in the car, house, and yard.

Practical skills & medical info for dads to keep their child healthy and safe

  • The Well Child: Understanding your child’s style, why your baby might be crying, how to soothe your crying baby, nutrition, shots
  • The Sick Child: Taking your child’s temperature, fever, the common cold, germs, preventing dehydration
  • The Injured Child: Burns, sunburns, drowning, cuts & scrapes, head injuries, poisoning, choking
  • The Safe Child: Safety in the car, house, and yard; gun safety and parental anger
Who is Jesus, really?

8 classes of beginner Bible Study that examines the life and ministry of Jesus through the eyes of a woman.

Nutrition

9 classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach that focus on buying, eating, and living, healthy.

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