Strength in Families Program|
Free Parenting Education
Three classes with certified early childhood educators, offered for free in partnership with AEYC and Tlingit & Haida Central Council.
Prenatal Parenting - This single session class will focus on the development of movement and sensitivity of your baby while in the womb.
Parenting Your Infant: Birth to Age One -Five parent/baby classes designed to guide you in nurturing and understanding the growth, development, and well-being of your infant. Curriculum includes: the development of movement, the importance of attachment and family, sleep rhythms, cognitive growth and how to help you infant learn, and encouraging the development of language.
Parenting Your Toddler: Ages One to Three -Five parent & child classes designed to help families understand and nurture the healthy development of their toddler. Topics include: the birth of independence, positive discipline & the art of giving choices, routines and rituals, toilet training, and developing language & ‘windows of opportunity’.
One on one support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Includes
home visiting with emphasis on early-bonding, breastfeeding education,
parenting support, and establishing connections with community resources. We have two doulas on staff, and we have a referral network: the Juneau Community Doula Network.
Parenting Support Groups
Two different groups meet each week, one for New Parents (tuesdays 1-2.30pm), and one for Parents of Toddlers (thursdays, 3-4.30pm). Parent-chosen topics
with guest-speakers. Emphasis on education, support, and connecting with other parents in the community. Kids are welcome!
and referrals on a range of community resources, including: WIC, Housing,
and Public Assistance.
This program is funded through the generous support of the Alaska Children's Trust, the United Way of Southeast Alaska, and Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Thank you all!