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PARENT EDUCATION COURSES


AVANCE

AVANCE is an Early Childhood Education program for parents and their children 0 - 3 years old. The AVANCE approach imparts parenting knowledge that directly impacts children's development while enabling parents to achieve their own educational and professional goals. AVANCE's renowned Parent-Child Education Program instills a philosophy of nurturing care, wellness, and language development in caregivers as they embrace their role as their child's first teacher and their home as first classroom.

AVANCE classes are held at McDowell and McKinley Elementary schools from January 23rd through May 19th, 2017.  Different parenting topics are discussed at each meeting, including:

Ø  Parenting classes (nutrition, health, discipline, etc.)

Ø  Toy making

Ø  Community resources

Ø  Early education for babies and children

At the end of the semester, parents and children participate in a graduation ceremony.

For more information call Petaluma Adult School at 778-4633 or the McDowell Family Resource Center at 778-4697.

Pasitos/Little Steps

Pasitos is a program for Spanish-speaking parents and their three and four-year-olds who are not attending preschool. The goal of the program is to help prepare children to be successful in school and provide parents with tools that will maximize their impact as the first and most important teacher and primary advocate for their child. Parents are encouraged to form a social network on behalf of their children. Pasitos participants attend weekly playgroup gatherings and monthly workshops.

Pasitos classes are held at McDowell and McKinley Elementary schools from January 23rd through May 19th, 2017. The program is free, weekly, and bilingual in Spanish and English.

For more information call Petaluma Adult School at 778-4633 or the McDowell Family Resource Center at 778-4697.

Parent Co-op Nursery School

Co-op classes are held at the Petaluma Parent Nursery School (PPNS) for children 2.9 - 5 years old. Parents volunteer at the nursery school in addition to paying semester and monthly fees.

Caterpillars (2.9 - 3.9 years) attend school Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:45am. Gymnastics is held on alternate Wednesdays from 9 - 10am.

Butterflies (4 - 5 years) attend school Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:45am. Classtime on Mondays is occasionally extended to 1:30pm. Gymnastics or Butterfly field trip days are held on alternate Wednesdays from 9 - 10am.

For more information visit petalumaparentnurseryschool.org or call the Family Resource Center at 778-4697.

 

Petaluma Adult School - 200 Douglas St. - Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 778-4633 © Petaluma Adult School - 2017