Spanish Translators Available Upon Request

Free Education Program

Classes with One-on-One Coaching Help

What is our 'Parenting Plus' program?

Parenting Plus is a program designed to increase your confidence as you journey through different stages of pregnancy and parenting.

Join us over a cup of coffee for a variety of topics and one-on-one discussions, using DVD’s and/or other hands-on learning activities to improve understanding and retention, and geared toward exactly what you need. You pick the time and the topic; we provide the guidance and encouragement.

Each session varies, but most are about 1 hour.

The Power of Connecting with Us

  • to give us the chance to get to know our friends better
  • to support our clients with ALL of their needs
  • to eliminate fear and uncertainty in pregnancy & parenting
  • to create relationships that are actually supportive
  • to empower our visitors with everyday skills and knowledge
  • to lay foundations for healthier families
  • to slow down and enjoy each other
  • to expand the client’s network of support

The classes differ from each other in format and the length of time needed. Some classes involve a short video, some use a worksheet, some might ask for reflection or information-gathering at home.

All of them involve discussion questions where we can get to know not just the client and their situation, but hopefully we can work together to eliminate the cause of the stressors in their life. We will work through questions to allow our friends to share their fears and concerns in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

We can assist with public transportation to get to us if needed, if funding is available and you may be able to earn free gift cards for those that qualify, but there are additional parenting tools available for all!

Please text 320.491.7089 for an appointment.


Why is this program for me?

  • No cost & free materials!
  • No stress, one-on-one environment
  • You decide the topics
  • We help pay gas costs
  • Receive helpful items to use at home
  • Learn valuable life skills
  • Hands-on activities make learning fun
  • Your children are welcome — no need for child care
Before I started coming to classes, I didn’t know much at all, being a first-time mom. The classes have helped me so much and make me feel so much better.

Discussion Topics


Going it Alone
Looking at Adoption



Prenatal Health

Smoking and Your Developing Baby
What’s Safe, What Isn’t
FAS & Drugs in Pregnancy
Unborn Addicts
Crystal Meth

First Trimester

Pregnancy--The First Trimester
Prenatal Care
Eating for Two
Ultrasound: Window to the Womb
Your Developing Baby

Second Trimester

Pregnancy--The Second Trimester
Bonding with Your Unborn Baby
Your Changing Body
Your Unborn Baby’s Secret World

Third Trimester

Reducing the Risk of SIDS
Learning to Think
Getting Ready for Baby
Car Seat
Interventions and Labor
Moving Through Labor
Labor: What to Expect
Labor: Infant Care


Interventions and Labor
Moving Through Labor
Labor: What to Expect
Labor: Infant Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care
Eye Contact Means Love
Infant Massage
Crying, Colic, and Sleep
Your Baby Can Sleep

Newborn Safety

Safe from the Start
Emergency 1st Aid: Accidents
Emergency 1st Aid: Illnesses
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Child Abuse/Neglect


Food for Growth: Feeding Your Baby Breastfeeding
Your Healthy Baby (Breast/Bottle Feeding)
Goals & Benefits of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Techniques
Getting Enough Milk
Growth Spurts
Returning to Work

And many More…

Including discipline, parenting, postpartum depression, and child development topics

These classes receive funding from the MDH Positive Alternatives Grant Program.


Car Seat Installation

Do you have your car seat installed correctly?

Car seat safety checks are available to anyone in the community.

The class takes usually about an hour and includes a demonstration of how to safely place your child in your car seat and install the car seat in your vehicle. Then our technicians will guide you as you remove and re-install the seat yourself. Please have the child along that will be using the seat for the best fit.

Only certified technicians do these classes. A Spanish translator is available to assist with these car seat classes and installation.

Please text 320.491.7089 for an appointment.


Red Cross CPR/First Aid

We are blessed to have a volunteer that is certified to teach Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED classes, either for official certification or for just general interest and safety in the home.

(Red Cross charges a fee if the client wants to be certified. This certification is good for day care workers, foster parents, and other professions. It is NOT intended for those in the medical profession.

There is no charge if a client wishes to take this class without being certified.)

We love that we can offer this class so that all homes can be safer!

Please text 320.491.7089 for more information.