New Direction Women’s Center Classes
New Direction Women’s Center offers multiple classes for both men and women. Through these classes, we hope to prepare our clients for both the challenges and rewards of parenthood and ensure everyone involved has the knowledge and skills to succeed once their child arrives. Topics include fetal development, changes to the body during pregnancy, coping with morning sickness, labor and delivery, fatherhood, the baby’s first year, the toddler years, and beyond.
Life Skills Classes
In order to support the health and strength of growing families, we offer Life Skills classes, which include a library of videos, print resources, and live classroom interaction.
We also provide informational resources on:
- Smoking during pregnancy
- Stress management
- Financial planning
- Nutrition & exercise
- Filing for child support
- Referrals for community services
- Many other issues important to expectant and new mothers
Baby Care and Parenting Classes
In our newborn to six months classes, attendees will learn skills regarding the following:
- Going it alone
- What’s safe, what isn’t
- Bonding with your unborn baby
- Understanding your baby’s cry
- Unborn baby’s secret world
- Newborn care
- Car seat safety
Toddlers: 1-2 years:
In our toddlers classes, attendees will learn skills regarding the following:
- Talk, play, music & reading
- Discipline – teaching limits with love
- Food for growth
- Happiest baby on the block
- Returning to work
- Life with toddler
- 12 to 15 months: temper tantrums
- The terrible twos
- Bedtime struggles
Earn While You Learn
Our education classes include an Earn While You Learn program. Each class you attend is worth a set amount of “Baby Bucks” that you can use to purchase items like diapers, clothes, and much more in our baby store.
Earn While You Learn is designed with individuals like you in mind. Through this program, you will learn important skills for caring for your child, and parenting techniques you can put to use both now and in the future.
If you are interested in any of our classes, please contact us today!