Parent and Infant Toddler Relationship Classes

 

 

Recent research has given us new understanding of how a child's brain develops. During the first three years of life, the brain is forming connections that will influence a lifetime of skills and potential.

 

At Walla Walla Community College, we know that a child's earliest experiences and relationships have long-lasting impact on a child's development. We strive to share information with parents that will help them form nurturing, warm, responsive relationships with their young children.

Our classes offer a safe, healthy, and child-friendly environment where parents and children can learn together. Activities such as reading, dancing, singing and music enhance language development. A wide variety of play-based learning centers and art materials are available to promote cognitive and creative development. Small children play together in ways that encourage social and emotional growth. Parents have the opportunity to develop supportive relationships with the instructors and other parents to learn skills that build healthy families. 

Class Information

  • Beautiful, developmentally appropriate room, toys, and equipment with outdoor playground
  • Located @ the Parent Child Center on the WWCC campus
  • Classes are offered in 10-week quarterly sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) for 2 credits
  • Cost is subject to change based upon state legislative action, scholarships are available

Current Class Offerings

  • Wednesdays   9:15-11:15am   parents with children 12-24 months old
  • Thursdays      9:15-11:15am   parents with children 24-36 months old
  • Fridays         9:15-11:15am    parents with children 24-36 months old

 

Fall quarter classes begin the week of September 22nd and run through December 5th
(NO classes the week of November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday)


    Intented Learning Outcomes

    • Participate in a variety of parent education discussions
    • Learn songs, finger plays, and creative activities to share with children
    • Develop age-appropriate expectations for children
    • Participate in guiding children through the socialization process
    • Share the responsibility of bringing healthy snacks and supervise children while eating
    • Learn to value the uniquness of children in the classroom experience

    Course Topics

    • Aggression
    • Early brain development
    • Effects of media
    • Nutrition
    • Security Objects
    • Separation anxiety
    • Social development
    • Toilet trainning
    • and more based upon parent interests and concerns

      For more information please call us @ 509.527.4237 or  e-mail us.