Saturday, February 8, 2014

Classes at Welcome Baby

Here's a great post from Zion about classes offered at Welcome Baby.  For more information about what else this great Durham resource offers, check out this previous post from Amy!

This week I attended my first class through Welcome Baby. If you've never heard of Welcome Baby,  I would encourage you to visit their website at or sign up for the monthly Newsletter to find out about all the great programs they offer.

The class I am attending is called Incredible Years, a parenting curriculum for 3-5 years olds. Although my educational background is in child development,  I know that this class will be beneficial in helping me parent my 3 year old twins (Don't tell anyone ...but sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed.)

What it is:  Incredible Years -14 week class on parenting 3-5 year olds hosted by Welcome Baby at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Durham.

What I like: Since Welcome Baby is grant funded all of their programs are FREE to anyone who is interested.  They offer classes in English and Spanish and are trained in Incredible Years curriculum which is based on 25 years of research .  This class has dinner provided weekly for the adults and children. Let me not forget to mention they provide childcare while parents are in class and offer transportation to and from class. If you wanted to be a part, there is virtually NO REASON you could not attend.

What I would change: classes are offered on a first come first serve you might not get a spot if you wait too long to apply.

Website and important information:

Address: 721 Foster St., Durham, 27701


(Papa John's pizza was the provided dinner for the night with cookies and drinks.)

(Our two incredible facilitators-Carmen and Patricia)

(Childcare manager Ms. Raquel who has been doing childcare for Welcome Baby for 10 years and is employed at a five-star childcare facility in RTP.  In the background you can also see the playroom the kids are kept in.)


j and s (but mainly s) said...

This is good to know! I am starting the Incredible Years 1-3 in a few weeks!

Zion T. said...

I am sure you will really enjoy the class. I started last week and I am enjoying it so far.

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