Classes at Relief Parenting Respite & Resource Center (*New Location!)

It’s our mission to provide comprehensive care and support parents through each stage of parenting. Relief – Parenting Respite & Resource Center offers a safe and trusted community space, a place that supports families and provides a non-medical, emotional, and educational model of care so that all parents get the relief they need and deserve. Through rest, parenting consultations, health and wellness classes, childbirth / parenting education, and opportunities to connect in community, we intend to transform the culture of parenting away from isolation and self-reliance, towards interdependent support. It truly does take a village; let’s create that village together!

Choose from the many classes and playgroups for all ages and stages. We also offer on-premise childcare. Come join us today!

Baby & Caregiver Classes

Tummy & Mummy Time with a PT (Ages: 0 to 6 months)
Join Dr. Allison Chisholm, PT, DPT, and owner of The Moving Peanut, for a fun filled playgroup!
What you can expect:

  • Age-appropriate activities for your baby
  • Handling techniques to help with your little one’s movement
  • Connection with other parents who have babies of similar ages
  • Open Q&A with a pediatric PT

Ages: 0-6 months
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 11:15am to 12:00pm
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Playtime with a PT (Ages: 7-15 months)
Join Dr. Allison Chisholm, PT, DPT, and owner of The Moving Peanut, for a fun filled playgroup!
What you can expect:

  • Incorporation of multi-step play and functional-based activities for achievement of higher level gross motor skills
  • Connection with other parents of kiddos of similar ages and abilities
  • Open Q&A with a pediatric PT

Ages: 7-15 months
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:15-11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Baby and Me Bootcamp with Kin Fitness (Caregiver and Child Ages 6m – 2yrs)
Join Kin Fitness at Relief Parenting for a baby friendly workout session! Where else can you get giggles during gym time? Babies and toddlers will love spending time with their grown up while you release some stress and get a full body workout.

Ages: 6 months to 2 yrs-old
6 Week Series:
Tuesdays, January 10th through February 14th, 2023
Time: 9:30-10:15am
Cost: 6-Class Series: $120
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Navigating the 4th Trimester
With more than 16 years of postpartum support experience, Krista brings passion, high levels of education, and deep understanding to share with parents who are navigating the unique period of time after a baby is born, known as the 4th Trimester. Each class will:

  • Explore a specific challenge area of early parenting
  • Explain the evidence-based “why” behind each situation
  • Share strategies for coping
  • Discuss techniques for appropriately and respectfully caring for Baby

As Krista facilitates Navigating The 4th Trimester, parents will get questions answered, gain confidence in parenting abilities, and develop a network of support.

Your infant is welcome to attend class with you! It is expected that babies may cry, need soothing, and feeding throughout the class. That’s okay! Please take care of your baby’s needs. Don’t know what your baby’s needs are? That’s okay too; Krista will help you interpret Baby’s cues.

Ages: Infants
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 12:15-1:00pm
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Child & Caregiver Classes

Playgroup with a PT (Ages: 16 months – 2.9 years)
Join Dr. Allison Chisholm, PT, DPT, and owner of The Moving Peanut, for a fun filled playgroup! What you can expect:

  • Incorporation of multi-step play and functional-based activities for achievement of higher level gross motor skills
  • Connection with other parents of kiddos of similar ages and abilities
  • Open Q&A with a pediatric PT

Ages: 16 months – 2.9 years
Day: Fridays
Time: 10:15-11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Creative Movement
Creative movement is a fun, energetic class focused on releasing energy while introducing body control and listening skills. This class is for ages 18 months to 4 years old. From this class you can expect:

  • To move creatively in space with themes focused on using our bodies in new and interesting ways. Classes include exciting variations of circle time, movement across the floor, and full body actions that are loads of fun for you and your little one. Each week our instructor will introduce new movements that focus on different body parts and creative themes.
  • To practice listening skills, isolating body parts, proper stretching techniques and big body moves. Students will work on balance and moving to music while growing strength and stability as they move in space.
  • To provide your child with a fun outlet for working off energy in a safe and lively environment.

Please note: this class may include music, noisemakers and use of flashing/ bright lights or lights out.

Ages: 18m – 4 yrs
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:15-11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Sing & Play en Français (ages 18m – 4 yrs)
Sing and Play en Français will introduce you and your little one to the basics of the French language. Together we will explore new sounds and new ways to identify the words your child uses in daily life. Through singing and playing with the language, you should expect to learn introductory French dialogue and vocabulary that you can use everyday with your child. From this class you can expect:

  • To engage in songs and interactive vocabulary building games
  • To grow your ability in identifying French vocabulary and use new words even after you leave the class
  • To build new language skills while having fun interacting with your little one in new ways

Ages: 18m – 4 yrs
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:15-10:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks)
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Sing, Sign & Play! (Ages: Sitting up to 2.9 years old)
SSP is a fun, interactive class for you and your little one! From this class you can expect:

  • A fun introduction of a circle time for your little one! You and your child will learn Sign Language paired with songs. Each week we’ll introduce new signs (keep your eye out for Reliefs IG/FB posts about each weeks topics).
  • Big body movement while dancing with scarves and popping bubbles.
  • Practicing skills such as stopping our body, object permanence and labeling body parts while using shaker eggs.

Experience a supportive community where you can share parenting frustrations and celebrate achievements, and a safe space to ask parenting questions. Attending SSP is a great way to meet other parents and make new friends!

Ages: Sitting up to 2.9
Day: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.)
Time: 9:15 – 10:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Open Play (Ages: Crawling – 6 Years Old)
Want a safe place where your little one(s) can get their energy out and socialize? Want to meet other parents? Join us at Relief for Open Play! This is a 45 minute, unstructured, play time with materials to encourage your child to move, build, imagine, and explore. If there are multiple ages playing, older children will have a separate room to play from young children.
Ages: Crawling – 6 Years Old
Day: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: $8 for one child, additional $5 per sibling [*Please call our Center at 603-910-5497 to register sibling with discount – thank you!]
Register Here!


 
Yoga Classes: Child & Caregiver, Child, Prenatal & Postpartum, and Adult 

Baby & Me Yoga (Ages: 6 Weeks Old to Pre-Walking)
Watch your pre-crawler develop body awareness, better digestion, longer sleep, and a deepened attachment to you through yoga! This class combines gentle massage and movement with fun songs and age-appropriate activities. Baby & Me Yoga also offers caregivers poses to relieve neck, shoulder, and back pain, opportunities to socialize, and provides an advice-free, non-judgmental, supportive community. Guided discussions will deepen caregiver’s understanding of infant development and cues. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Ages: 6 wks – pre-walking
Day: Mondays
Time: 11:15 – 12:00pm
Cost: $18 per drop-in or $64 for 4 classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Toddler & Me Yoga (Ages: Walking up to 3 Years Old)
Introduce the concept of yoga to little ones through play which includes songs, games and stories to appeal to their active imaginations. Each class is tailored around their curious minds and will learn yoga through repetition and social interaction. These active tots will learn to improve their motor skills, increase their attention span and navigate social situations. This class is designed to have fun! No previous yoga experience is necessary. Safe to attend while pregnant.
Ages: Walking up to 3 Years Old
Day: Mondays
Time: 9:15 – 10:00am
Cost: $18 for single-class or $64 for 4 classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Kids Yoga (Ages: 3+ without Caregiver)
Introduce the concept of yoga to little ones through play which includes songs, games and stories to appeal to their active imaginations. Each class is tailored around their curious minds and will learn yoga through repetition and social interaction. These active kids will learn to improve their motor skills, increase their attention span and navigate social situations. This class is designed to have fun! No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Ages: 3 Years Old and Up
Day: Mondays
Time: 10:15 – 11:00am
Cost: $18 for single-class or $64 for 4 classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Mama Flow Yoga (for pre & postnatal mamas)
A great way for you to strengthen mentally, physically, and emotionally in prep for the birth of your baby. For the postpartum period, you will be able to support your body’s recovery and help reclaim your body after birth, gaining confidence towards motherhood.
Each class starts with giving students the opportunity to meet and share in a supportive environment. We will follow with gentle stretching, breathing exercises and meditation. As well as moving into a series of standing & seated asanas, the ending of class will be restorative and relaxing allowing you to reconnect back in with your body.

Taught by Paige Halberstadt, a certified yoga instructor, specifically in Vinyasa, Prenatal & Buti Yoga. Paige is also a Certified Personal Trainer.

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:15 – 11:00am
Cost: 4 class pack for $64 for four weeks or $18 for one class (must be used within 6 weeks).
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HIIT Flow Yoga with Paige Halberstadt
Join Paige Halberstadt of Front Paige News Fitness at Relief Parenting!

This class combines the essential elements of fitness & yoga for an optimal mind-body experience. The low impact yet high energy workout is designed to improve flexibility, tone and strengthen the body. HIT Flow Yoga focuses on breathing, lengthening the muscles and relaxing the body. You will leave class feeling rejuvenated and ready for the day- great for levels of all fitness.

Great for all Fitness Levels. Adult-Only Class. On-premise childcare available.

Ages: Adult Only
Day: Fridays
Time: 10:15-11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Child Only Classes

Fairy-Tale Tea Time
Each week, your 2.5+ year old is invited to dress in their finest tiara, top hat, eye patch, fairy wings, or whatever attire they fancy for our weekly Fairytale Tea Time! While parents enjoy coffee in the lounge down the hall, kiddos join a group of their peers for a (tiny) cup of herbal tea/hot chocolate while listening to favorite fantasy stories. Afterwards, Tea Time guests can participate in a themed activity and/or craft.

Ages: 2.5+ years
Day: Fridays AND 2nd & 4th Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Playschool (Ages 2.9-5 years)
Preparing your young child for a preschool environment through semi-structured group play! This weekly group will build early literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills in your preschool age child. Each PlaySchool class will start with Circle Time. In Circle Time, children will practice sitting together, listening, and following routines. We will sing songs, introduce our theme and have a group activity. Afterwards, the children will work on individual activities to help develop fine motor skills, learn how to follow multistep instructions, and gain independence. To finish up the class, we will read a story and do a movement activity to help get our wiggles out. Families with younger siblings are welcome to join other classes that are happening at the Center or register for space in the childcare room.

Ages: 2.9-5 years
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:15 – 11:00am
Cost: $18 for single class or $64 for four classes (must be used within 6 weeks).
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Storybook Adventures with Kin Fitness (ages 2.5 – 5 yrs)
Join Kin Fitness at Relief Parenting for an action-packed story, where kids don’t just sit and listen, but act out the adventure with exercises that increase their body awareness, balance, strength & cardio fitness. From space exploring to pirate treasure hunts – it’s imagination and exercise together!

Parents can choose to join their child or relax in the lounge. If parents choose to join they will also get a great workout.

Ages: 2.5-5 years
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 6 week series: January 10th – February 14th, 2023 (6 weeks series)
Time: 11:30 – 12:15am
Cost: $120 6-class series
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Jr Superhero Training (ages 3-5 years)
What is your superpower? Join Kin Fitness at Relief Parenting and get ready to find out and hone your fitness skills with our obstacle courses, games, and functional movement exercises so you can go help save the world.

Parents can choose to join their child or relax in the lounge. If parents choose to join they will also get a great workout.

Ages: 3-5 years
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 6 week series: January 10th – February 14th, 2023 (6 weeks series)
Time: 10:30 – 11:15am
Cost: $120 6-class series
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Tiny Tots Dance Class
Come join Dana Tibbetts, Director of Relevé Dance Academy, for a fun dance class catered to your 2-4yr old. This is a perfect introduction to dance while encouraging gross motor development and body awareness. From this class your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice listening to simple directions while playing follow the leader.
  • Learn basic dance steps.
  • Practice balancing.
  • Listen to music and follow along.
  • Practice stopping their body while playing freeze dance.
  • Work on spatial awareness while exploring the difference between big body movements and small body movements.
  • Encouraging creativity and exploring movement with open dance time!
  • Caregivers are not required to attend class with their child. Caregivers are welcome to relax in the lounge and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Your child is welcome to dress in dance attire, but it is not a requirement as long as they are wearing clothes that are easy to move in.

Instructor: Dana Tibbetts, Director of Relevé Dance Academy

Ages: 2-4 years
Day: 6-week series: Wednesdays, January 4th-February 8th
Time: 10:15 -11am
Cost: $96 for 6 weeks
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Inclusive Girls Club (ages 9-13)
Join friends for an early evening hangout! This club will provide a safe and inclusive space for tweens to spend time together, share their interests and have fun! We will get to know each other with games, guided conversation topics, crafts and activities, and snacks/dinner.

Specific goals for this group are to increase self-esteem among preteen-aged girls, acceptance of differences and diversity, empowering others and forming healthy relationships.

The Inclusive Girls Club is open to all ages 9-13: intellectual, developmental, and/or physical disabilities; behavioral, emotional, and/or learning differences, and children without diagnosis/neurotypical children.

Ages: 9-13 years
Day: Mondays twice per month
Time: 5-6pm
Cost: $23 single class with materials fee or $84 for four classes with materials fee
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Social/Support Group

Full Tummies (Feeding in the first year)
Whether breastmilk, formula, or solid foods, babies need to eat and parents have questions! This no-judgment, no-advice (unless wanted), safe and supportive group is geared towards parents feeding babies 0-1 year. We will gather to ask feeding-related questions, share our experiences, find resources, and provide encouragement. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Ages and stages of feeding in the first year
  • Effective latching techniques
  • Helping Baby take a bottle
  • Breastpump options
  • The link between eating and sleeping
  • Food sensitivities and allergies
  • Starting solid foods
  • Baby Led Weaning
  • Feeding yourself while feeding your baby
    Cost: Pay what you can

Ages: 0-12 months
Day: Fridays
Time: 11:15am-12:00pm
Cost: pay what you can
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Pregnancy Support Group
“Your prenatal experience will not only affect you but also the development of your baby. Having a strong prenatal support system will positively effect your physical and psychological state as your enter into your labor and postpartum period.

These support groups for expecting pregnant people can be beneficial by decreasing stress and reducing fear and anxiety. By attending support groups, you will develop the tools needed to feel confident in pregnancy and strengthen relationships amongst your family members and peers. By improving social well-being you will improve your overall health and by caring for yourself you increasing the overall heath of your baby.
Join us for this weekly support group. Addressing questions and concerns and building the community you need to have a happy, healthy and safe pregnancy!”

Days/Times: Alternating Monday evenings at 6pm & Wednesday mornings at 11:15am
Cost: Pay what you can: $5, $10, $15
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Military Spouse Support Circle
The Military Spouse Support Circle is here to provide a place of understanding and support through the commonality of military life. You are not alone! Join the Military Spouse Support Circle (MSSC) and get together with other military spouses, make new friends, meet, share and support each other.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:15 -11am
Cost: Pay What You Can. This group is by sustained by your generous contributions that go towards cleaning supplies, beverages, space rental and the facilitator’s time. Thank you!
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Mothercare: Reducing Anxiety and Depletion
Motherhood is fraught with challenges, complex emotions, and constant changes. Whether you are an expecting, new, or experienced mother, many of us are anxious, depleted, and in need of a safe place and understanding support. Group Facilitator, Krista Maltais, is an Advanced Postpartum Doula, mother of two, and has a personal history with anxiety, depression, depletion, and recuperation. Join Krista for this no-judgment, no-advice (unless wanted), safe, and supportive group to share stories, resources, and encouragement as mothers.
Day: Fridays
Time: 9:15 – 10:00am
Cost: Pay What You Can. This group is by sustained by your generous contributions that go towards cleaning supplies, beverages, space rental and the facilitator’s time. Thank you!
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Social Group for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
Parenting a child with a disability comes with both challenges and successes. Join us for a safe space to share your experiences and connect with like-minded parents to build a community of support. We will share information, ideas, and resources for parenting a child with special needs.

Group Facilitator, Kristen Costa, has two children, one of whom has a disability. Kristen has attended trainings through the Federation of Children with Special Needs and Mass Families, which focuses on building foundational advocacy skills to empower our children to lead rich, meaningful, and exciting lives. She is also the Secretary of her local Special Education Parents Advisory Committee. She believes that community support and connection is an important resource for families that are caring for a loved one with a disability.

For caregivers of children with disabilities, extra needs, and/or learning differences. On-premise childcare available.

This group is by sustained by your generous contributions that go towards cleaning supplies, beverages, space rental and the facilitator’s time. Thank you!

Day: Fridays
Time: 11:15 – 12:00pm
Cost: Pay what you can: $10 or $15.
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Step-Parent Support Group
Step-parenthood can be filled with complexities and truly no one understands that like another stepparent.

This is a safe and supportive group to build bridges, normalize stepparenting, and spend time with other people who just “”””get it”””” when it comes to blended family life.

This no-judgment, no advice (unless wanted) group is for people dating, engaged, or married to a partner with children. We will get together to share our experiences, provide resources, answer questions, and encourage each other through our stepfamily journeys.

Join Group Facilitator, Grady Savage, a mother, stepmother, and mentor in the stepfamily space since 2012.

Day:  In-person 2nd & 4th and Virtual 1st & 3rd Monday
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Pay what you can
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Divorce Support Group
This group is a place for parents who are going through or have been through divorce or separation. It is an opportunity to share your stories of being a single parent with others going thru similar situations or struggles.

Courtney Pasqualoni will be acting as the group facilitator, but this group is not leader led. She is a single mom to three boys and went thru her own divorce a little over three years ago. She works as the Parent Care Coordinator here at Relief and is also a Postpartum Doula.

The goal of the Divorced Parents Support Group is to provide a safe place for divorced or separated parents to vent and be heard with zero judgement. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings and will alternate in-person to virtual every other week.

Day:  In-person 1st & 3rd and Virtual 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Pay what you can
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Perinatal & Parenting Classes

Pregnant and Prepared
Feel Confident Taking Your Baby Home “Join Joanna Juralewciz Pediatric LPN, BLS,PD, CLC and break down the uncertainty that surrounds newborn care. This interactive, hands-on type of learning will provide the confidence needed to survive those first few months of parenting and beyond. This 3-hour class is for expecting parents, support people are encouraged to join! You can expect to learn:

  • How to change a diaper
  • How to prevent diaper rashes
  • How to take your baby’s temperature
  • How to make a bottle safely
  • How to care for your newborns umbilical cord
  • How to bathe you newborn
  • How to swaddle your newborn and more!

Be sure to check out our bundle packages for Childbirth Education & Infant CPR classes

Day: 1 Saturday per month
Time: 11:15 – 12:00pm
Cost: $150 (support person included)
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Breastfeeding Basics
The first section of class helps you learn:

  • The most vital information about initiating breastfeeding immediately after birth
  • What “the magical hour” is
  • How to tell if your providers are breastfeeding savvy
  • Techniques and tips to be a supportive partner
  • How to establish optimal milk supply
  • What to expect in the early days and weeks of nursing.

This session goes beyond the basic hospital class to address YOUR specific questions, concerns, and needs as a unique family.

The second section of class helps you learn:

  • When your baby is hungry and full
  • When your baby is overwhelmed
  • When your baby is interested and/or wants to play
  • When your baby is tired and ready to sleep
  • How to respond to your baby in each situation
  • Techniques for baby soothing, including swaddling, sensory input, and sounds

Using realistically weighted dolls, you will get hands-on practice to feel confident understanding your newborn’s cues and how to calm him/her.

Day: Saturdays/Sundays
Dates: 12/11, 1/28, 2/12, 3/5
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $149 per couple
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Spinning Babies Parent Class
Spinning Babies® Parent Class highlights your baby’s active role in birth.
During labor the baby needs to pass through the three levels of the pelvis. Learn techniques to help your pelvis and it’s muscles that support or restrict your pelvic levels.
Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help “make room for baby!” Spinning Babies reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, and even pleasurable!
Ages: 20+ weeks pregnant
Day: Monday, Monthly
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $149
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Childbirth Education 3-week Series
This carefully crafted birthing class will give you the techniques to build confidence and fully participate in your pregnancy and birth. Engaging information full of interactive hands-on learning, with fun activities to help guide you through the end of pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood. This class will provide the education necessary to ensure parents are able to make informed decisions for their health and the health of their baby.
Ages: 25+ weeks pregnant
Day: Sundays, 3-week series held monthly
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: $249
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CPR for Expecting & Seasoned Caregivers
This three hour class is designed to teach expecting parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers how to perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver on babies and children. This class is facilitated by Joanna Juralewciz Pediatric LPN, BLS, PD, CLC.

Infants and non mobile children are welcome to attend with their parents.
Please note: If you are attending this class as an adult professional, doula, nannie or babysitter, you MUST purchase the certifying payment option. This class offers a certificate through Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI)(ECSI may not meet all medical professional requirements). Please email Joanna at info@sidebysideppc.com if you plan to obtain certification from this class.

Be sure to check out our bundle packages for Childbirth Education & Newborn Basics class.

Day: Saturdays
Dates:
12/10/22, 1/21/23, 2/4/23
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $75 per person or $125 per couple
Cost with certification: $90 per person
Register Here!


Whether in-person, online, or in-home, we’re here to help you get the relief you need and deserve!

 

Relief Parenting Respite and Resource Center
1 Merrill Industrial Drive, Building E, Hampton, NH 03842

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