La Cañada Presbyterian Church's Parent Ed Present Parent Express – Preschoolers and Parenting Your Exceptional Child

Published : Friday, February 14, 2020 | 6:21 PM

Teacher Heather Ehrhart (center back) with Parent Education Class at Halloween

La Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC)’s Parent Education Program is excited to announce two exciting evening classes through our Parent Express Program: Preschoolers and Parenting Your Exceptional Child.

Teacher Vickie Rekedal

Initially launched in 2017, Parent Express’s purpose is to provide evening education opportunities for parents who are unable to attend our widely popular daytime Parent Ed classes. These relevant and information packed sessions provide parents with a combination of small and large group discussions focusing on practical tools for the essential challenges facing today’s parents. Parent Express classes meet in the evenings for 4 weeks and are taught by our experienced Parent Ed instructors. All classes are designed for parents only and typically meet from 7:00 – 8:30. Registration is $100 for the first registrant and $25 for each additional registrant (spouse, partner, caretaker, grandparent, etc.). Affordable child care is also available.

Parenting Preschoolers will run from March 4 through March 25 on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Taught by highly regarded teacher, Heather Ehrhart, this class will focus on understanding the
developmental growth of your 3-5 year old child, self-regulation and positive discipline techniques, exploration of effective parenting styles and nurturing the parent-child bond, and finding family balance.

Parenting Your Exceptional Child will run from March 2 – March 30 (no class March 16) on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Taught by Vicki Rekedal, the class will cover current brain research with practical application for children who are differently wired including the learning continuum, anxiety, and advocacy.

Kicking off its 41st year of helping families thrive, Parent Ed offers 16 daytime classes and 7 evening classes for parents of children 0-18 that provide education, friendship, and sustenance. Daytime classes include Parent-and-Child Classes where both children and adults form lasting friendships as well as receive valuable education from seasoned educators as well as Parent-Only Sessions to talk over the extra set of challenges that accompany raising elementary, tween and teen children. Parent and Child classes include Expectant and New Parents, Non-Separating Toddlers, Two-Year Olds, Parenting 3 – 4s, and Family Class. Parents with school-aged children attend Parent-Only Sessions. Classes include Parents of Elementary Kids, Parents of Tweens, Parents of High Schoolers, Parenting Your Exceptional Child, and the new Grandparenting Class. Classes meet weekly September through May and attract over 600 participants from 22 different cities. Classes fill up quickly, so register ASAP! Please go to for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada.






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