Classes

 

During this quickly changing COVID-19 situation, we are working hard to be here for you and to respect your health and safety. Classes are scheduled to resume in early June. 

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.

Pregnancy Resources Classes are scheduled to resume in early June.

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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