Parenting through the Toddler years: Introductory Workshop

Workshop for parents/caregivers with children 12-36 months

The first three years of life are when your child's most dramatic brain development occurs. During these early years, parents have the profound opportunity to nurture their child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development through connected, responsive parenting.  This workshop seeks to support parents of toddlers by offering a glimpse into their child's rapidly developing brain, an overview of typical developmental milestones, and guidelines for setting developmentally appropriate expectations (“When is my son old enough to know how to share his toys?” “Why does my daughter run away when I tell her to sit down?”). We will practice evidence-based positive discipline strategies to navigate challenging toddler behaviors and set appropriate limits, while maintaining a strong connection with your child through the toddler years.

This workshop leads to an in-depth, five-week Parenting Through the Toddler Years series.


Upcoming Sessions:

  • Wednesday, November 7, 7-9pm (Kaiser: Mission Bay campus): 7-9pm - Note: This course is named "Guiding Your Toddler" at Kaiser. Please note: You do NOT need to be a Kaiser member to participate. For more information and to register, call the Kaiser Health Education Department at (415) 833-3450 or email

Early Childhood Matters is happy to announce our Fall dates for our popular Parenting Through the Toddler Years series that follows this intro and our Play n' Learn facilitated playgroup. Both will be held in NoPa at St Cyprian's, 2097 Turk Street (at Lyon) San Francisco, CA 94115

The Five-Week Series is for participants who have already taken our Parenting Through the Toddler Years intro course. This evening series begins on Sept 11 and runs each Tues until Oct 9, 7:30-9:30pm. More details here.

Also offered in a morning session, Tuesdays, Oct 23-Nov 27 (skip 11/20 for Thanksgiving), 10am-noon (optional childcare). 

“Your positive parenting suggestions work like a charm! We’ve already experienced less crying and fewer tantrums with our newly honed skills. Many thanks and we hope to participate again soon!”
— -Laura, parent participant