Winter Playgroups Begin Tomorrow!

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday in January for free Infant & Toddler Playgroups.  Sessions are scheduled from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  No registration required!  Call (818) 778-5612 for additional information.

Spotlight on Local Events: A Celebration of Fatherhood

Join the Friends of the Family and their Young Dads Program, as they host A Celebration of Fatherhood on Saturday, June 9 from 11 am to 3 pm at Maclay Middle School in Pacoima, CA.  

Bring the entire family!  Admission is free.  The celebration includes games, food, activities, a father’s panel, and some very special speakers.  For more information, call (818) 988-4430.

Friends of the Family (FOF) is based in Van Nuys, CA and serves families who are struggling to provide support for their children, but are challenged by poverty and low income, lack of education and employment, shifts in family structure, family or community violence. and holes in the social safety net.  For more information about FOF, click here.

Announcing Open Enrollment for Fall Parenting Class

Enroll now for our free Parenting Class with Infant & Toddler Play Group!

Join us for enriching experiences with your child! 

Our parenting class with infant & toddler playgroup will meet in the NEW Family Resource Center in the Child Development & Family Complex (CDFC), located at the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive.

Parenting 20CE - Tues. & Thurs. from 10:30-12:00, Aug. 30 to Dec. 18

  • Parenting 20CE (Section #8803) is a FREE parenting course with a built-in infant and toddler playgroup component.  Playgroups focus on building positive social interactions between children through play.  To register for this course with your student I.D., click here.  Not a student?  Click here to apply to the college and get your FREE student I.D. 

Weekly discussion topics include:

  • Sleeping routines
  • Food and nutrition
  • Reading with infants and toddlers
  • Positive Discipline
  • Day-to-day parenting challenges
  • How to talk to young children about diversity
  • Finding a preschool
  • And much more…

For more information about our parenting class and play group or any of our programs, contact the Family Resource Center at (818)778-5612.

NEW Child Development Course Offering for Spring 2011…

Child Development 53 - Parenting (Section #1252), 3-units

Fridays, 9:40a -12:50p

Child Development & Family Complex, Room 160

This 3-unit course will examine the role of the parent throughout the early stages of child development and provide strategies for supporting a variety of parenting styles and family structures.  In addition, students will learn about positive parenting behaviors and explore techniques for fostering positive parent-teacher interactions.

It is recommended that students complete Child Development 1 and English 28, or the equivalent, prior to enrolling in this course.  To enroll online, visit www.lavc.edu 

Questions?  Contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5528.

Spaces are limited, register today!