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Parent Education

Invest in your child's well-being by participating in FREE Parent Education classes taught by certificated instructors with MA's in Early Childhood Education and Marriage and family Counseling. PCC provides a supportive and stimulating environment for parents and children's optimal growth and development.

Topics of discussion include: discipline, nutrition, sleep training, developmental stages, language acquisition, health and safety, family dynamics.

Activities for children include:  music and development, arts and crafts projects, imaginative manipulatives, sand and water play, large and small group activities, gross and fine motor development.

PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES Schedule of Classes vary per semester

PARENT EDUCATION OBSERVATION CLASSES  Parents/caregivers and young children attend classes together in a nursery school setting:  children play while parents observe and record children’s skills, interest, challenges, social interaction and general behavior.  A complete children’s program is integrated into the adult program.   Classes are scheduled based on the ages of the children as of September of the current Fall semester;   Birth – 6months 7-12 months 13-17 months 18-23 months 2 years 3 years Multi-age (2 – 4 years) Family (birth -4 years) Dad’s class

S.T.E.P. - SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING   A curriculum driven class based on the S.T.E.P. principles.  It is designed to help parents learn effective and enjoyable ways to relate to their children.  Children do not participate in these classes which are scheduled in the evening, so that both parents may attend.   These eight-week classes are offered for parents of preschool age children in the spring semester and for parents of school age children in the fall semester.  

COURT MANDATED PARENT EDUCATION   Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate parents who must meet court required hours in Parent Education.  These classes emphasize communication, responsibility, information on the stages of children’s development, as well as supportive strategies for parents.

PARENT EDUCATION DISCUSSION GROUPS   These classes are held for parents to assist in understanding the needs of children.  These classes do not include the children’s program as do the observation classes.  Some of the topics presented are:  stages of the child’s physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development, discipline, building self-esteem.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES:

Registration Procedures:

  1. Returning Students
    1. Go to LancerPoint
    2. Click on Lancer Point log-in and enter user name and password
    3. Select the CEC classes and academics tab
    4. Click on #2 Register for Classes select add/drop classes button
    5. Select a term
    6. Follow the prompts to register for classes


  2. New Students
    1. Go to http://www.pasadena.edu/cec
    2. Click on "Apply Online"
    3. Click on "First time user account creation"
    4. Follow the prompts and create your account with user name and password
    5. Go to LancerPoint
    6. Click on Lancer Point Log-In and enter your user name and password
    7. Click on #2 Register for Classes select add/drop classes button
    8. Select a term
    9. Follow the prompts to register for classes

For more information please call 626-585-3038

Requirements for Classes:

 

Parent Education

The Parent Education department has been serving the needs of Altadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Temple City for the past 79 years by creating a stimulating environment for parents and children's optimal growth and development in order to support the valuable role families play in establishing the foundation of their children's lives. A suggested donation of $50.00 per class per semester is recommended. Donations are tax deductible according to applicable law. Tax ID#95-3434226. Please contribute towards support the Parent Education program.

PARENT EDUCATION LOCATIONS

EDPK EDDIE PARK.  South Pasadena
JACK JACKIE ROBINSON CENTER.  Pasadena
KNOX KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Pasadena
MCCC MOTHERS CLUB COMMUNITY CENTER-PASADENA, Pasadena
PCCH PASADENA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Pasadena
SMMC SIERRA MADRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sierra Madre
TCWP TEMPLE CITY WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Temple City
CSL CHRIST THE SHEPHERD EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN. Altadena
VPC VILLAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ARCADIA, Arcadia

For more information call
(626) 585-3038

Schedule of Parent Education classes - Spring 2014

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Seniors & Disabled Adults Program

The Seniors & Disabled Adults Program serves the community by providing life skills training to disabled adults and mentally stimulating classes to seniors in order to improve the quality of life for these two populations of students. Credentialed instructors provide instruction in an array of classes which include sewing, art, music, current events, lip reading/memory enhancement, and life review/journaling. The training for disabled adults fosters independent living through teaching and maintaining basic skills.

 

 

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Revised June 5, 2014

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