For babies, newborn to 15 months
This weekly parent-baby class offers a great learning opportunity for you and your infant, with shared experiences of play, music and movement. You’ll find peer support as you meet and share with other parents who may be going through the same exciting and challenging changes. Our team of parenting instructor, children’s music specialist and nutritionist will help guide you through your early months with your infant and as they become a busy wobbler.
Read more details below, or check out this video, from our in-person class:
What will your child experience at our class?
These are a “mommy and me” style class where babies accompany their caregiver (mother, father, grandparent, or nanny) to the weekly class.
The classroom is a calm, nurturing environment where children are encouraged to freely explore and guide their own learning. There are developmentally appropriate toys, sensory materials, books, and everyday objects for your child to discover. Music time introduces music, rhymes, fingerplays, and engaging movement activities, all of which enhance early brain development.
What will you get out of our class?
Parent education sessions are held each week. We address family interactions and relationships in the important first months of the child’s life and support parents in learning and growing with their child. Enjoy discussions centered on daily routines, sleep, nutrition, responding with respect, child directed play and the play environment will be explored as well as understanding temperaments, parenting styles, health and safety, crying, positive guidance and limit setting. An observation time will provide better understanding and encouragement of the unfolding of motor, emotional, social, cognitive development, and the skills and needs of children. Our Parent Education Instructor helps you sort through all the theories and ideas so that you can make informed choices that help you become the parent you want to be.
Choosing a Class
Location: Our classes meet in-person at our infant classroom on the Bellevue College campus. (Address and directions.).
Age: In the table below, you’ll see recommended ages for each class.
If you have any questions about the class, email the instructor via the links in the table below.
How to Register
To register the parent: check the table below to find the course and section number of the class you want to enroll in, then go to our registration page.
To register the child: After you register online, your instructor will contact you with details about required paperwork and how to pay lab fees. (Or you can contact your instructor directly with questions.)
Tuition: Each quarter, students pay $55.23 in college tuition – paid through the college system, plus lab fees of $205 which are paid directly to the instructor. A second child from the same family will pay 50% less. Scholarships are available; a confidential application is made through the class instructor.
Schedule for Fall 2022-Spring 2023
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|Class||Course / Section #||Birthdate||Schedule||Instructor||Fall Quarter Availability|
|Campus Infants||PARED |
Parent Infant Lab
B-LEC (Fall 23182)(Winter 7545)
|3/22-Present (6 months or younger)||W 12:30-2:30 p.m.||Louise Sneath||Open|
|Campus Wobblers||PARED |
Parent Infant Lab
E-LEC (23184)(Winter 7547)
|7/21-2/22 (7-14 months or older on September 1)||W 9:30-11:30 a.m.||Louise Sneath||Open|
What Parents Say About this Class
I think this class should be required for every parent! It’s so helpful to be able to discuss issues and get ideas… Our discussions gave me many moments to reflect on and even adjust my parenting. I enjoyed sharing the learning with my husband and with my friends.
The Wobbler program with Vicki was a life changer for me as a first time parent. It helped to shape my views of parenting and set up a solid foundation. I went through the BC parent Ed program will all four children… in everything from the infant class to co-op preschool. The knowledge, support, skills and confidence… was very beneficial. The lifelong friendships and the treasured memories made are priceless, and I am so very grateful for them.
Last Updated August 6, 2022