Scottsdale Parenting Group (SPG) is a non-profit, non-religous group in existence for more than 25 years. SPG is more than a moms group. It's an organization that meets twice a month with the same parent "classmates" throughout the year. Classes are taught by professional instructors that are leaders in their fields of nursing, child development, family counseling, etc. We also have social events, such as Mom's Night Out, playdates, etc. There is a nursery on-site staffed by certified and pre-screened nannies. However, parents of babies may bring babies with them to class.
Parents can experience Scottsdale Parenting Group at no charge for a free trial day, with advanced registration. Once you experience the class, we're sure you'll want to enroll. Tuition is reasonable and child care is available if you need it.
Sample class descriptions examples below (actual class content varies based on need):
Infant Class (Pre-Infant to 18 Months): <br> This class covers a variety of topics of interest to a new mother. Examples include social and emotional development, feeding, attachment and bonding, infant firsts, brain development and the promotion of successful sleep habits
Toddler/Pre-School Class (19 - 48 Months): <br> Mobility, asserted independence and exploration are under way! This class focuses on topics such as nutrition, napping, potty training, moving from the crib into a bed, preschool selection, social interaction and behavioral guidance.
Education, play, socializing, eating habits and developmental milestones are discussed. Parents learn tools to guide their children through this discovery and transitional stage, while continuing to help build self-esteem.
Early Elementary Class (4 to 6 years): <br> Parents discuss early school experiences, family parenting styles, academic expectations, peer relationships and develop a variety of positive discipline strategies.
Continued Parenting Class (6 years & up): <br> Parents will learn and discuss the various milestones and challenges of raising a child. ?Topics might include school issues such as bullying, peer social relationships, drugs and making healthy choices but will vary based on the needs and composition of the class.
RSVP on Meetup or Facebook. (Please specify class when registering and if you will need child care.