Parenting through the toddler years: Five-Week Series
Workshop series for parents/caregivers with children 12-36 months
The toddler years are a time of rapid growth and change. As toddlers gain new abilities and begin to desire more independence, they can also demonstrate challenging behavior-such as tantrums, refusing to cooperate, hitting, and biting—that leave even seasoned caregivers at a loss.
In this five-week series, parents have the opportunity to share more about their unique child, ask questions, and practice evidence-based positive discipline techniques with other parents of toddlers.
Weekly topics include:
Toddler sleep (night weaning, nap regressions, nightmares, transitioning to a toddler bed)
Potty training (when/how to begin, no-pressure strategies, and language/techniques to engage toddlers)
Positive discipline strategies for challenging toddler behaviors like tantrums, refusing to cooperate, hitting, biting and more.
Preventative strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, including floor time, routines and rituals, and self-care for parents
Sensory and art activities (great alternatives to screen time) that will help to focus over- excited toddlers, create calming effects and help organize your child’s developing brain.
Please note that the Parenting Your Toddler Intro course (or the Toddler Transition course) is a prerequisite for the five-week series.
upcoming Series Dates:
Early Childhood Matters is happy to announce our Fall dates for our popular Parenting Through the Toddler Years series and Play n' Learn facilitated playgroup. Both will be held in NoPa at St Cyprian's, 2097 Turk Street (at Lyon) San Francisco, CA 94115 - Click here for a map.
You can attend both the series and playgroup separately, though it's recommended to attend both as the teachings go hand in hand. If you have already taken the Parenting Through the Toddler Years intro workshop, we are also offering the 5-week series. Please see below for more details.
6-week Parenting Through the Toddler Years parenting series (parents only) $300 with optional childcare if available - includes Intro workshop + 5-week series - Tuesdays, Sept 4-Oct 9, 10am-noon REGISTER HERE
Optional childcare (if available) is an additional $90 (includes all six classes) - Please see if there is space for the childcare option if needed upon registration. There will only be eight spots for childcare.
5- week Parenting Through the Toddler Years parenting series (parents only) - Tuesdays, Sept 11-Oct 9 10am-noon - For those that have already taken the intro: $250 REGISTER HERE
Optional childcare if available for an additional $90 (includes all five classes) - Please see if there is space for the childcare option if needed upon registration. There will only be eight spots total for childcare.
Early Childhood Matters will also be offering a special Potty Training 101 class separately. This class is usually part of our Parenting Through the Toddler Years 5-week series over the Summer, just in time to get your child ready for preschool!
Tuesday, July 31, 7:30-9pm @ Recess Urban Recreation
To register: https://www.recessurbanrecreation.com/schedule/
When do I start potty training?
Is the 3-day method best for my child?
Will potty training with m&m’s backfire at all?
How does night-training work?
These may be just a few of your questions when you think about this seemingly daunting task of saying goodbye to diapers!
Recommended for parents of children 14-36 months old.
Enroll: Advance Sign-Ups Required
Cost: $38 single/$58 couple Recess members receive discount (up to 25%) on enrollment!
Join Rebecca Walsh, Director of Early Childhood Matters to learn strategies for supporting your child during potty training. Learn how to use a gentle approach to help guide her through this important development milestone. This course teaches positive methods not based on reward systems that will encourage internal motivation and cooperation from even the youngest child. We will discuss the positives and pitfalls of popular methods including the "three day method" and learn developmentally appropriate techniques based on best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. Rebecca will also share her best tips and tricks from 20-years experience helping to potty train other people's children as well as her own three potty-trained children!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.