Connections: Understanding Your Newborn

This is a five session class for families who are expecting or have newborn infants.  The class covers topics around newborn development, communication, and behavior while teaching parents the benefits and routine of infant massage. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

Primary enrollment: First 5 Humboldt playgroup participants, but open to the general public

How to Enroll: 

As series are announced, the participants at the playgroup sign up to participate or call Beth Heavilin at 445-7087 to find out when and where our next sessions will be hosted.

Population Served: 

Pregnant families, families with newborns, or primary caregivers of newborns

Child's Age: 

Newborn infants

Sponsor Name: 
First 5 Humboldt/Humboldt County Office of Education
Co-sponsor Name: 
Partners who house playgroup are the usual co-sponsors
Contact
Beth Heavilin
Address: 
901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
Phone: 
(707) 445-7087
Fee amount (per class/session): 
No fee
Fee amount (per individual/family): 
No fee
Financial assistance information: 

N/A

Location: 
Arcata
Eureka
Fortuna
McKinleyville

At the location of sponsoring playgroup

Languages Served: 
English
Certificate of Completion: 
Yes
Delivery method

Group didactic learning with parents bringing personal experiences to the topic. Hands-on activity with infants or utilizing a doll for the massage training.

Duration: 
1 hour
Time of Day: 
Mornings (8 a.m. – 11:59 a.m.)

Usually morning, a time that works for participants

Frequency: 
1 time per week for 5 weeks
Class Size: 
Varies
Child care provided: 
Varies, as it is dependent on location
Meal/Snack Provided: 

No