Learn to be a great parent the first time around!

Learn to be a great parent the first time around!

A series of free parent education workshops will be offered beginning next week to parents of newborn, first-born children. Parents attending will receive information on a wide range of parenting topics including: safe and healthy practices for babies and families, reading and understanding developmental cues, positive parenting, nutrition, and early learning activities. By attending 5 of the 6 sessions, parents are eligible for a free book a month for 5 years through the Dolly Imagination Library.
English classes will be on Wednesdays starting January 16th with morning classes at 10:00 am at Keewaydin Library in Kennewick and evening classes will be at 6:00 pm at the Children’s Center. Spanish classes are also offered starting Thursdays, January 17th at 1:00 pm at the Pasco Library.
The program is sponsored the Community Solutions initiative as a start-up project of the “Our Babies Can’t Wait” campaign, and funded through the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties.
For more information or registration contact Joely NyeFelt at 509.222.7323 and 509.987.2229 or jnyefelt@readingfoundation.org .
The mission of The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is to encourage and educate families and caregivers about their important role in raising a reader, support schools in assuring that children read on grade level by the end of third grade, and facilitate community involvement in helping young readers be successful. The Children’s Reading Foundation administers the READY! For Kindergarten, Team Read, and Our Babies Can’t Wait Parent Workshops in Benton and Franklin Counties.