Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

 Class schedule subject to change. Call today to confirm availability and reserve your spot!If you are coming for the first time, please arrive a few minutes early to complete an intake form. Expectant parents and those with children under 2 earn two dozen diapers for each new class they take. Persons arriving 10 minutes late or more will not be admitted, so please be on time!

 

Moline, Illinois Class Schedule

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Davenport, Iowa Class Schedule

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Healthy Pregnancy

To be taken during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy
4 classes on how to take care of yourself during pregnancy

Topics that are covered include:

  • Prenatal Development
  • Prenatal Care
  • What to expect in each trimester
  • Healthy Eating
  • Things to Avoid
  • Common Discomforts

 Baby Basics

4 Classes for Expectant Parents
How to take care of your newborn

Topics that are covered include:

  • Feeding
  • Bonding
  • Diapering
  • Crying
  • Bathing
  • Newborn Appearance

Be ready for your baby!

 

 Smart Start Parenting Classes 

8 classes for parents with children under age 2

Topics that are covered include:

  • Childhood health & safety
  • Being affirming, attentive, & connected
  • Being a patient parent
  • Being an authentic parent
  • Being an insightful parent
  • Your emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Young children eating right
  • Budgeting for a new life and baby

 

24/7 Dad™ Parenting Classes

12 classes taught by men for men - to help you be the best dad you can be!

Topics that are covered include:

  • What it means to be a man
  • Communication
  • The Father's Role
  • Children's Growth
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Handling & Expressing Emotions
  • Expectations & Children's Development

 

Doctor Dad®

Doctor Dads teaches dads practical skills & medical info to keep their child healthy and safe. The 4 sessions cover topics such as how to soothe a crying baby, nutrition, shots, fever & the common cold, germs, cuts & scrapes, and safety in the car, house, and yard.

Practical skills & medical info for dads to keep their child healthy and safe

  • The Well Child: Understanding your child’s style, why your baby might be crying, how to soothe your crying baby, nutrition, shots
  • The Sick Child: Taking your child’s temperature, fever, the common cold, germs, preventing dehydration
  • The Injured Child: Burns, sunburns, drowning, cuts & scrapes, head injuries, poisoning, choking
  • The Safe Child: Safety in the car, house, and yard; gun safety and parental anger

 

 

Who is Jesus, Really?

8 classes of beginner Bible Study that examines the life
and ministry of Jesus through the eyes of a woman

Bella's Closet
Clothing & More

Maternity Clothes
Up to 6 maternity outfits can be loaned out to a client who is pregnant. These can be exchanged as needed throughout the pregnancy.

Layettes
A layette, which contains a variety of newborn items, is given to clients who have taken at least one class and are given 30 days before their due date. A layette cannot be exchanged.

Disposable Diapers
Disposable diapers or diaper certificates are provided to clients who participate incertainclasses. Clients with children can receive either diapers or a diaper certificate. If pregnant, you will receive a diaper certificate. Diaper certificates can be redeemed after the birth of the baby, one certificate per week.

Baby Clothes
Baby clothes are available to the client until the child no longer wears size 24 months(2T) or has turned 2 years old, whichever comes first. A client may use Bella's Closet once every 4 weeks.

Car Seats
To qualify for a car seat, a client must be established as a client during her pregnancy and take all 4 of one type of class during the pregnancy. If the client has qualified for a car seat, it will be given no sooner than 30 days before the client's due date


FAQs

When are the classes held?

Classes are held at various times throughout the week.  Call the center to find out when the class you are interested in will be held.

Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes, please call the appropriate center for an appointment.

How much do the classes cost?

All of our services are free of charge!

Can I bring my kids?

Only if your baby is under 6 months old and does not cry or fuss during class.  Otherwise, you'll need to find a babysitter.