For: Babies born August, 2014 through February, 2016
As a parent in today’s world, we know you are bombarded with lots of information about how to best care for your baby. In the Parent-Infant classes at Bellevue College (BC), the Parent Education Instructor helps you sort through theories, ideas, and research so that you can make informed parenting choices that help you become the parent you want to be.
This weekly “mother-baby” style class will be a fun time for you and your child, as you share with the other parents in your new parent-baby support group.
What will your child experience at our class?
Babies accompany their caregiver (mom, dad, grandparent, or nanny) to the weekly class for shared experiences in learning through play, music, and infant stimulation. The classroom is a calm, nurturing environment with books, toys, sensory materials, and everyday objects for your child to discover and explore. Circle time introduces music, rhymes, finger plays, and fun movement activities, all of which enhance early brain development.
What will you get out of our class?
The Infant classes address family interactions in the important first months of the child’s life. Join BC’s Parent Education team of parenting instructor, children’s music teacher and nutritionist for shared experiences in early learning.
Enjoy discussions on nutrition, sleep, crying, health and safety, relationships, infant milestones, time management, child guidance, and the physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of children. Meet other parents who may be going through the same wakeful nights, fussy afternoons and joyful periods in between.
NOTE: All classes are held at our infant classroom in the campus of Bellevue College. To visit or observe a class, check our home page for Open House opportunities. You can also schedule a visit during a class meeting time, from October to May, by contacting the instructor listed on the schedule.
How to Register and Tuition Information
To register for an Infant class, go to our online registration form. If you are registering before the baby is born, enter your due date where it asks for child’s birth date.
Tuition cost is $234 per quarter (fall, winter, and spring). Parent Education Program fees include parents’ Bellevue College tuition as well as tuition for the children’s program. Scholarships are available to registered families in need; confidential application is made through the class instructor.
Specific priority for One Day Classes: A second child from the same family will pay 50% less.
Infant Class Schedule for 2015-16
|Class Location||Item#||Birthdate||Day & Time||Contact|
|Campus Infants||7000||4/15 - 9/15||M 12:30-2:30p||Vicki Smolke|
|Campus Infants||7001||1/15 - 4/15||M 9:30-11:30a||Vicki Smolke|
|Campus Evening Infants/Wobblers||7002||8/14 - 6/15||T 6:00-8:00p||Judy Erbe|
|Campus Infants Wednesday - Starts January, 2016||7003||8/15 - 2/16||W 12:30-2:30p||Judy Erbe|
Please note that class times, days, locations and tuition are subject to change. However, we do not anticipate changes at this time.