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Ages 0-5

TIPS & TOOLS, PRENATAL TO 5

Prenatal Development: Click here for videos on prenatal substance use and the impact.  Fetal Development Brochure

MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy. Sign up at http://text4baby.org/

ZERO TO THREE: Early development articles on topics such as: challenging behaviors, brain development, nutrition, play, sleep, and temper tantrums. Click here for the Zero to Three website.

Baby Brain Map: Using this interactive tool, find out how a baby’s brain develops during the early years what you can do to enrich a very young child’s development. Click here for the brain map.

First Candle’s Safe Sleep video shares lifesaving information to help parents and caregivers protect their babies from SIDS, suffocation and accidents during sleep. Available in both English and Spanish. To view click here.

Healthy From the Start:  Offers parents information on how feeding skills unfold over the first three years.  Explores how feeding is much more than about food—it is a chance to bond with children and nurture their social-emotional skills.  Strategies for dealing with “picky eaters”.  Click here to view.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Click here to view these developmental milestones. Early recognition of developmental disabilities is key for parents. Watch a video on  early developmental milestones here. Learn more about typical and atypical behaviors on Autism Speaks.

CDC Parent Portal: A wealth of information from across all of CDC, including safety at home,  immunization schedules, and how to handle common parenting challenges at all ages and stages. Click here for the Parent Portal.

A Guide to Raising Connected Children: Based on the latest neuroscience research, this guide contains sections for newborns to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, and 3 to 4 years old. Link to download the Guide.

What Do I Say Now? Video and Tips for Parents-Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safely

ADULT SCHOOL PARENT PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

The Parent Participation Program enhances parenting skills through classroom discussion, interaction and observation. Parent and child (age 0-6) attend class once a week. Curriculum includes teacher-led discussions on parenting techniques and strategies for creating a healthy family environment. Parents share their challenges and successes while children enjoy age-appropriate play indoors and outdoors, circle time, and songs. Interacting with other parents and children while participating in the classroom environment gives parents a greater understanding of the needs and abilities of their children.

Parent participation instructors hold California teaching credentials.

Please visit parentparticipation.org for a complete list of parenting classes and online registration.

Classes:            

  • Infants
  • Cookin’ & Bookin’
  • Young Ones & Young Toddlers
  • Fizzle Pop 1-2-3
  • Older Toddlers
  • Kids in the Garden
  • Two and Three Year Olds
  • Strolling to Fitness
  • Preschoolers
  • Tiny Hikers

Dates: A year round program. Families may join a class at any time on a space available basis.
Times: Morning and afternoon, times vary.
Locations: Classes available in San Luis Obispo, Los Osos and Morro Bay.
Tuition: Classes run for 10 weeks and price ranges from $67-$90. Scholarships are available for families in need.
Eligibility Requirements: Parents, grandparents or caretakers in a parenting role attend with the child age 0-6.
Contact: San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie Street, Room H2, SLO, (805) 549-1222.
Register: online https://register.asapconnected.com, over the phone or in person.

ALPHA PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT

San Luis Obispo A.L.P.H.A., Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing support, practical assistance during pregnancy through a child’s second year, and education on pregnancy and early parenting throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Alpha provides an important safety net for local women, their infants and families during pregnancy and for two years after birth. Alpha’s free services include classes and support groups as well as necessary items for pregnancy and early child care. We are actively involved in community public health initiatives supporting education on healthy pregnancies. Alpha is committed to strengthening families and providing a healthy and safe start to San Luis Obispo County’s infants. By linking families to health, education, child care, and other resources, Alpha helps brighten the futures of parents and their children in San Luis Obispo County.

For more information, visit www.sloalpha.org, or call Pauline Perez, Family Resource Specialist, at  805-541-3367.

San Luis Obispo ALPHA, Inc., es una organización sin fines de lucro que ofrece apoyo, ayuda práctica durante el embarazo y hasta dos años después del nacimiento del bebé, y educación sobre el embarazo y la maternidad temprana en todas partes del condado de San Luis Obispo.

ALPHA les proporciona un sistema importante de ayuda a las mujeres locales, sus bebés y su familia durante el embarazo y hasta dos años después del parto. Los servicios gratuitos de ALPHA incluyen clases, grupos de apoyo, y artículos necesarios durante el embarazo y para el cuidado infantil. Participamos activamente en las iniciativas de salud pública en la comunidad que apoyan la educación sobre el embarazo saludable. ALPHA se compromete a fortalecer a las familias y proporcionarles un comienzo seguro y saludable a los bebés del condado de San Luis Obispo. Con vínculos entre las familias y la salud, la educación, el cuidado de niños y otros recursos, ALPHA mejora el futuro de los padres y sus hijos en el condado de San Luis Obispo. 

BABY’S FIRST BREATH

The Baby’s First Breath Program is specifically designed to help pregnant and postpartum women with children (0-5) in San Luis Obispo quit and stay off tobacco. The program offers individual assistance to help mothers quit smoking.
Phone: (805) 781 5564

BIRTH AND BABY CLASSES, SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Sierra Vista offers a variety of education classes to help prepare you, your coach and your family for the birth of your new baby. These classes are designed to help you feel more confident about what to expect with childbirth and parenting.  Pre-registration is required for all classes and tours.

For upcoming class schedules and to register, call 1.800.483.6387 or visit http://www.sierravistaregional.com/en-US/ourServices/medicalServices/Pages/BirthBabyClasses.aspx

BIRTH AND BABY RESOURCE NETWORK

The Birth and Baby Resource Network is a non-profit, community based, volunteer organization that helps educate, empower and support childbearing women and their families during pregnancy, birth and early parenting. For a current list of free monthly events, classes, and to learn more about the lending library, visit the website at:
http://www.bbrn.org/

Find the resource guide at: http://bbrnresourceguide.weebly.com/

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

BREASTFEEDING WARMLINE, FRENCH HOSPITAL
Telephone consultation, in English and Spanish, is available from a professional lactation consultant who will answer questions regarding milk supply, sore nipples, breast infections, fussy babies, working and breastfeeding, obstacles that prevent successful nursing and other concerns you may have. Call (805) 541-2229 (541-baby) for the French Hospital Breastfeeding Warmline.

CENTRAL COAST BREASTFEEDING COALITION
Need a little one on one time with a Breastfeeding Expert?  Lactation Consultants have specialized training to work with families to assist them to reach their breastfeeding goals.  Painful nipples? Milk supply concerns? Fussy baby? Returning to work? Am I doing this right?  These and many of your concerns can be assisted by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
These local central coast support lines and frequently needed telephone numbers can help answer any questions you may have regarding breastfeeding, normal infant feeding behaviors, and so much more. CCBC meets the second Monday of the month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, see the website calendar for details.
http://centralcoastbreastfeeding.com/

CALIFORNIA STATE PRESCHOOLS, FIRST 5 PRESCHOOLS

Please call (805) 782-7275 for more information or an application.

California State Preschools:
Open to preschool children three to five years of age
A three-hour per day, parent/child education program (expanded day programs offered in some locations)
Free to families whose gross monthly income does not exceed the income eligibility requirements established by the California Department of Education. Proof of income and birth certificate are required to determine eligibility

First 5 Preschools: Oceano, Paso Robles
Funded by the San Luis Obispo First 5 Children and Families Commission
Open to preschool children between 3 to 5 years old living in Oceano or Paso Robles
Priority to 4 year olds who will be entering kindergarten at Oceano Elementary or Georgia Brown Elementary
A 3 1/2 hr. per day, M-F, following a school year calendar
Free to all families

CAR SEAT PROGRAM-SLO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half. Research also shows that four out of five children are improperly restrained.

The certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) at the Car Seat Program for the SLO County Public Health Department offer free car seat checks to the public which will assure you have the right seat and that it is installed correctly.

For more information call:
Hilary Gleske at hgleske@co.slo.ca.us or 805-781-1157

Central Coast Mothers of Multiples

If you are a mother of multiples or about to become one, you are in the right place. We are a community of mothers who have come together to support one another through these crazy times that only we can understand. There is something different about being mom of multiples–much less sleep, much more work and much busier schedules, but it is also much more rewarding.

Our club not only offers emotional support, we are a foundation of new friendships and tons of fun which includes weekly walks, gymnastics gymboree, arts and crafts, trips to local museums and zoos and so much more.

Lauren H. Persil, President of CCMOM centralcoastmultiples@live.com
www.centralcoastmultiples.orgFollow us on Facebook!

CHILD CARE RESOURCE CONNECTION

Child Care Resource Connection helps parents gain the necessary skills to select appropriate and safe child care. CCRC is an information source with vast knowledge in the area of quality child care, and knowledge of local programs available to help families find affordable care. CCRC maintains a list of licensed child care providers, and provides referrals to parents who are searching for child care. CCRC supports parental choice and encourages parents to visit each provider on the list that they are given in order to find the best fit for their child. CCRC can also provide resource materials on choosing appropriate child care for your child and discuss the different child care options available in our county.
For referrals, please call: (805) 541-2272
Click on http://www.capslo.org/cyfs/ccrc_referrals.html  to fill out the online referral request.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST

The Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast is a nonprofit organization located in San Luis Obispo, dedicated to providing child development and therapeutic services to strengthen families regardless of income or situation. With a professional staff of teachers, therapists, and administrators, CDRC supports family involvement and school readiness. Core components include: therapeutic interventions, case management with referrals to other agencies to access essential community services, parent education and advocacy to expand parents’ capabilities and to foster the best possible development of all family members.
In addition to full-day childcare and a therapy program for children ages 2 to 5, CDRC provides a school   readiness/transition program for children entering kindergarten. The childcare program is divided into three classrooms: toddler, preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. The professional staff provides family counseling, group &  individual play therapy for children, and a child nutrition program (providing 80% of each child’s daily nutritional needs). 
More information can be found at www.childrenresource.org or call (805) 544-0801

EARLY SUPPORT PROGRAM, PROGRAMA DE APOYO TEMPRANO

A parenting program, through San Luis Public Health, designed to improve the health of families. Parents will have the opportunity to learn positive parenting skills, practice healthy behaviors, and set future goals for their family.
San Luis Obispo County Public Health Nurses are available to support you and your growing family through home visitation. Caring nurses can help with parenting information on: how to improve the health of newborns and children up to age 3, handling difficult parent/child relationships, teen pregnancy,  babies born with low birth weight or babies who aren’t growing as they should, mother and baby exposure to tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and babies with special needs. Public Health Nurses can also connect you with family support resources in your community.
To learn more about the program, please call 805-788-2068.
Programa de Apoyo Temprano
Un programa para mejorar la salud de las familias ayudándoles a los padres a: aprender nuevas habilidades positivas; practicando comportamientos saludables; fijar metas para la familia para un futuro
Las enfermeras del Departamento de Salud Publica del Condado San Luis Obispo están disponibles para apoyarle a usted  y a su familia que esta creciendo a través de visitas en su hogar. Las enfermeras de cuidado le pueden ayudar con: información para padres; como mejorar la salud de recién nacidos hasta niños de 3 años; relaciones difíciles entre padres y niños; embarazos de adolescentes; bebés que nacen con poco peso o con bebes que no están creciendo como ellos deberían crecer; mamás y bebés expuestos al tabaco, alcohol, y drogas; bebés con necesidades medicas especiales; y conectándolos con los recursos de la comunidad.
Si esta interesada, favor de llamar al 805-788-2068.

FAMILY LITERACY, LITERATURA PARA LA FAMILIA

Oceano Public Library
Come hear a fairy tale, participate in activities, learn sign language, and sing educational songs. Exchange ideas on various topics with other families, including: how to discipline your child, how to ease frustrations, how to handle temper tantrums, and other concerns you might have.
Venga a oir un cuento, hacer actividades, aprender lenguaje de señas, cantar canciones educativas, y a convivir con más familias temas de interes. Por ejemplo, ¿Cómo diciplinar a su hijo?, Cómo calmar frustraciones? Qué hacer cuando están enojados? Y otras inquietudes que usted tenga.
DATES/FECHAS: every Webnesday, cada Martes
TIME/HORA: 11:30-12:30
LOCATION/LOCACION: Oceano Public Library, en la biblioteca publica de Océano (1551 17th Street)
TUITION/COSTO: free, absolutamente gratis
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: recommended for children newborn-5 years, niños de 0-5 años de edad
CONTACT/CONTACTO: Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia, School Readiness Site Coordinator, at 431-2291. Favor de llamar Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia, Coordinatora del programa Primeros 5, al  (805) 431-2291 
 

FIRST TIME MOTHERS’ PROGRAM- NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

Having a baby for the first time is a stressful and life changing event. How do you know if the things your baby is doing are normal? Is what you are doing, what a “good mom” is supposed to do? A nurse can help you feel more confident and informed about how you choose to raise your child.
Your nurse can do many things at your visit, including: weigh and measure your baby, answer common questions new parents have, help parents learn ways to help their babies be as smart as they can be, help parents deal with the stresses a new baby can bring to a family, and connect you with other resources to help your family with meeting their needs.
You must be less than 28 weeks pregnant and meet income guidelines to enroll in the First Time Mothers Program.
If interested, and for more information, please call 805-788-2068.


Programa De Madres Primerizas
Tener un bebé por primera vez es muy difícil y un gran cambio de vida.  ¿Cómo saber si lo que hace su bebé es normal? Las Madres primerizas se preguntan si están haciendo lo que “una madre buena” debe hacer.  La enfermera le puede ayudar a sentirse segura e informarle sobre las opciones que hay para criar a su bebé.  Su enfermera puede hacer muchas cosas en su visita, incluyendo: pesar y medir a su bebé; dándoles respuestas a preguntas comunes que tengan los nuevos padres; ayudándoles a los padres aprender maneras nuevas para ayudar al bebé a ser lo más inteligente que pueda ser; ayudando a los padres con las estreses que se presentan con la llegada del nuevo bebé en la familia; y conectándola con los recursos para ayudarle a usted y a su familia a llevar acabo sus necesidades.
Usted debe tener menos de 28 semanas de embarazo y reunir los requisitos de ingresos para poderse registrar con el Programa de Madres Primerizas.
Si esta interesada, favor de llamar al 805-788-2068.

FREE KIT FOR NEW PARENTS, FIRST 5 SAN LUIS OBISPO

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. That’s why First 5 San Luis Obispo is offering new and expectant parents the Kit for New Parents, absolutely free. The Kits contain important information and useful tips that new parents need to prepare for the joys and challenges of parenting infants and toddlers.
Call (805) 781-4058 today, to request a free Kit for New Parents
www.first5slo.org

FRENCH HOSPITAL, CLASSES FOR PARENTS

French Hospital offers the following classes , in English and Spanish: Babies 101 (the basics of caring for your new baby), Infant CPR, Toddler First Aid, Breastfeeding, Siblings, Prepared Childbirth and car seat information.
DATES/TIMES: call for specific dates & times
LOCATION: French Hospital Auditorium, San Luis Obispo
TUITION: free
CONTACT: You must pre-register for all classes. Contact the Parent Education Coordinator at (805) 542-6659 for specific course offerings or click on the link for a list of classes:

http://www.frenchmedicalcenter.org/patients_and_visitors/FCE-01

FRENCH HOSPITAL, BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

The Baby Hour,  is a breastfeeding support group. Join other nursing mothers and a lactation consultant to learn about various topics surrounding breastfeeding and parenthood. Mothers and babies are welcome and there is no need to register. There will be time for questions, answers and discussion.
Location:Pacific Medical Plaza
1941 Johnson Ave Suite LL4
San Luis Obispo, CA

Mondays 10:30-12:00
Free, call with questions tel:(805)786-6161

GROWING WITH BABY, ANDREA HERRON

Growing with Baby: This weekly class for new moms and dads provides an opportunity to ask questions about feeding your baby and to learn more about your child’s growth and development.
Please join us Wednesdays, from 11:00-12:00, at 1230 Marsh Street, SLO. The class is free. Please call ahead, at the beginning of the week, to confirm that the class will be held. (805) 543-6988

HEAD START, COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.

The Head Start program has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster healthy development in low-income children. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; and parent involvement.

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Head Start/Early Head Start Program makes special efforts to ensure that children with special needs are able to participate in all aspects of the program either in an inclusive home- based or preschool classroom environment. The program reserves at least 10% of its enrollment slots for children with disabilities and no child will be denied enrollment because of a disability.

A variety of programs are available for parents, including full-day, full-year for parents working or going to school; part-day, full-year; part-day, part-year; and other options. For more information, please contact the center closest to your home:

Atascadero and Templeton (805) 466-0417
Cambria and Cayucos (805) 927-0830
Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano (805) 473-1657
Nipomo (805) 929-3366
Paso Robles and San Miguel (805) 238-5323
San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1752 or (805) 542-0320
Los Osos and Morro Bay (805) 528-3717

Life Line cpc

Think You Might Be Pregnant? You Have Choices

Pregnant? Scared? Considering Abortion? Confused? Do you have questions? LifeLine can help If you believe you might be pregnant, you probably have many questions and thoughts: I don’t want anyone to know I’m not ready to be a parent What about the father? What about my parents? There are options and Life Line can help you decide what is best for you.

Mission Statement:
The ministry of LifeLine is to share the love of Jesus with women and men facing crisis pregnancies, offer real and tangible support for alternatives to abortion, teach abstinence-based health education, and provide Biblical mentoring to those seeking Christ’s healing and restoration from past abortions.

LifeLine has been serving the Central Coast since 1988.

LifeLine Can Help with:

  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Options Counseling
  • Abortion Information
  • Parenting Classes
  • Diapers – Wipes
  • Strollers – Highchairs
  • Baby Clothes up to 4T
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Support and Referrals

Call Today: 805-481-4987 or call our 24 hour line: 1-800-712-4357

Visit: Monday Thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; walk-ins welcome
1447 W. Grand Avene,
Grover Beach, CA 93433-2250

LA LECHE LEAGUE, MOTHER-TO-MOTHER BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Santa Lucia Birthing Center, San Luis Obispo: 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00AM and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30PM
Beacon Chiropractic, Grover Beach: 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00AM
Whether you are a brand new mother or a seasoned pro, League meetings are for you. For over 50 years League Meetings have been FREE and available to all women who wish to learn and share about the art of breastfeeding. Learning happens in a warm supportive informal setting. Membership is not required.
We are here to help. Questions or concerns do NOT have to be specific to the meeting’s topic!
Pregnant moms, early nursers, extended nursers, tandem nursers, siblings, grandmas, sisters and friends are all encouraged to attend. Working moms, stay-at-home moms, part-time or full-time nursers, no bottle babies and bottle babies, even if you just are a breastfeeding supporter at this time in your life. All are welcome. https://sites.google.com/site/lllofslo/

Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lllofslo?fref=ts

MEET YOU IN DREAMLAND-CLASSES AND SUPPORT

“Meet you in Dreamland.” is a place where families on the Central Coast  can receive help and support in their quest for a better nights’ sleep for their little ones. Founded in 2011 by Kerrin Edmonds, Meet You in Dreamland’s goal is for families to become well rested and able to enjoy each day to its fullest. If you are a parent or family member who is exhausted and overwhelmed from too many sleepless nights, tired of bedtime battles and inconsistent naps or just need help adjusting your current schedule, Meet You in Dreamland can help.
There are many services available, including face to face, email and phone consultations
Every family is different and therefore has different needs. Meet You in Dreamland strives to meet your family right where they are, and in partnership with you, to come up with a plan that everyone is comfortable and happy with.
Please email us if you have any questions or to set up a consultation.

Live Q&A on facebook Thursdays- 7-8pm

Contact: Kerrin at 805-296-2149 or email at Meetyouindreamland@gmail.com
http://www.meetyouindreamland.com/

PLAYTIME DISCOVERIES

Playtime Discoveries is a year round program providing Parent-Child Discovery classes that meet the unique needs and interests of toddlers and preschoolers in an age-appropriate setting. Playtime Discoveries believes in a hands-on and learn through play environment where young children can explore in a friendly setting designed especially for small hands and bodies and growing minds. Playtime Discoveries is an inside play environment with explorative play, art, dancing and parent education discussion.
For a list of Fall classes: http://playtimediscoveries.com/

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT, ALPHA PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT

ALPHA Pregnancy and Parenting Support: Postpartum Depression Support Warmline: 805-541-3367
Alpha staff respond to Postpartum Depression Support Line calls. We provide emotional support, educational and assessment services. By working with our partners at Community Counseling Center and other professional treatment providers, we connect pregnant/postpartum women and their families with qualified treatment services and accessible health resources as needed.

ALPHA- Línea de Apoyo para la depresión posparto: 805-541-3367
Aqui en ALPHA, tenemos una Linea de Apoyo para las llamadas que recibimos sobre Depresión Postparto. Proveemos apoyo emocional, educacional, y servicios de asesoría. Trabajamos juntos como una red de apoyo en el condado de San Luis Obispo, incluyendo el Community Counseling Center (Centro de Consejeria de la Comunidad) y otros proveedores profesionales de tratamiento. Conectamos mujeres embarazadas/postparto y sus familias con servicios de tratamiento de calidad, y con recursos acesibles de salud.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP, TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL

Postpartum Depression Support Group Flyer
For new mothers experiencing the baby blues, or are having difficulty adjusting to motherhood. This support group is facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Babies and support persons welcomed!
Meets monthly-third Wednesday of every month from noon – 1:30pm.
Postpartum classes & support groups are complimentary for parents delivering at Twin Cities.
For more information: http://www.twincitieshospital.com/en-US/cwsapps/findanevent.aspx

Prenatal Psychotherapy Group

A therapeutic community during pregnancy designed to meet the emotional and psychological needs of each group participant.

Tuesday 3:15pm – 4:30pm. 1115 Toro St. Suite H, San Luis Obispo.

Please contact Angela R. Wurtzel for admittance to the group. 805-884-9794. angela@angelawurtzelmft.com

SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM, GEORGIA BROWN

School Readiness Georgia Brown
3600 Oak St. Suit 102
Paso Robles, Ca

We are a resource center funded by First 5 of California. Our goal is to serve families with children 0-5 in the home, primarily in the Georgia Brown area. We help connect families with any resources and support they may need to be better prepared for school. We offer case management, parent and child literacy hours, parenting classes & workshops along with a multitude of other resources, given the families situation. Walk-ins are always welcome and appointments are encouraged. For more information feel free to contact.

Edith Puga – Bilingual Family Advocate
769-1200 ext 23262
epuga@pasoschools.org

Marilu Gomez – Coordinator
769-1200 ext 23261

SOOTHING TOUCH INFANT MASSAGE, JAYNA TROUTMAN

This is a hands-on course for parents and caregivers to learn the art of infant massage and other types of nurturing touch techniques. Experience the profound and lifelong benefits that both parents and babies enjoy from this shared activity. Special needs babies and parents are highly encouraged to attend. Classes run for 1½ hours per week for 4 weeks with a limit of 5 babies and their parents to each class, so as to maximize individual support and parent connectivity. Morning and evening classes are available at various locations throughout SLO and the Five-Cities area. The cost for the 4 class series is $75.00.

For more information or to register for classes, please contact:
Jayna Troutman
Certified Massage Practitioner, Certified Educator of Infant Massage
(805) 459-1959 or soothingtouchinfantmassage@gmail.com
http://soothingtouchinfantmassage.com/

Tiny Tunes Music and Movement

Tiny Tunes is a new Music & Movement program for toddlers and preschoolers. Each monthly session is themed. The sessions will include developmentally appropriate activities based on Music Psychology and Child Development. Songs have been carefully selected or written on topics such as gratitude, empathy, and community. Parent participation is vital to this program, and many of the movements will involve interaction between parent and child.

Time: Thursdays at 10:15am

Cost: $60/class. Registration includes attendance for one parent and child per class. An additional child or parent may be added.

Location: Music Motive – 3440 S. Higuera St. #130, San Luis Obispo

Web link: http://www.musicmotive.com/music-classes/tiny-tunes.php

Contact: Lauren Vukicevich lauren@musicmotive.com 805-543-0377

TREE OF LIFE

Free, confidential, and caring support. Services include: Maternity and baby clothing, formula, diapers, baby equipment (cribs, strollers, etc.) and baby and children’s clothing for up to 5 years of age.
San Luis Obispo
DATES: Drop-in support services Thursdays & by appt.
TIME: 8:00am – noon
LOCATION: 1329 Chorro Street, SLO
CONTACT: 543-6000 or www.treeoflifepsc.com
Atascadero
DATES: Drop-in support services Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm
LOCATION: 7730 Morro Road, Suite 106, Atascadero
CONTACT: (805) 461-3405 or www.treeoflifepsc.com

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM

The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition and health information, breastfeeding information and support, coupons to buy healthy foods, such as milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain bread and cereal, eggs, cheese, dry beans and peanut butter in the grocery store and referrals health care and other community services.
WIC serves women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby and children from birth to 5 years of age (including foster children).
To be eligible for WIC families need to have a low to medium income and live in San Luis Obispo County.
WIC has offices in Atascadero, Cambria, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo
To see if you or your family qualifies for WIC call 805-781-5570 or toll free 800-660-3313 to schedule an enrollment appointment nearest your home. WIC staff are bilingual.
For more information: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/health/publichealth/wic.htm