Pathways to Education: Parenting + Life Skill Classes

Supporting the Community One Class at a Time. Register for an In-Clinic ClassRegister for an Online Class

Since our organization began in 1999, providing educational resources has been one of the focal points of our mission. Sierra Pregnancy + Health believes that every individual, especially parents, have the opportunity to thrive when given access to great tools, accurate information, and encouragement. Thriving parents lead to healthy, thriving children and communities, which is why we are happy to provide all our classes, including parenting classes, at no cost, to the public.

PLEASE NOTE: It is mandatory for all non-SPH clients and patients to come in for an Education Resource Appointment before official enrollment into the online Pathways to Education program is approved. Our Patient Services Manager will contact you to schedule. This education program is only in English.

Pregnancy Classes

Second Trimester

The Second Trimester Class covers the emotions you will experience in pregnancy, as well as what is safe in pregnancy.

Third Trimester

For the Third Trimester Class, we focus on getting ready for your baby, which means going over nesting, as well as preparing for a C-Section if that is your preferred delivery method.

Prenatal Nutrition: Be Your Best Inside + Out

This class focuses on what foods to eat to nourish your pregnancy for a healthy baby.

 

Each course is held once a month at Sierra Pregnancy + Health on Thursdays.  Attendees will be given free diapers, wipes, and incentives for baby supplies.

One support person is allowed per attendee.

RSVP is required as space is limited. This class is in English.

Nurse-Taught Classes

Labor and Delivery + Newborn Care

Taught by a highly trained RN, this class focuses on preparing your pregnant family for an unmedicated birthing experience. Even if you are still in the decision-making process for your birthing plan, these relaxation and breathing techniques will be helpful to you even if you choose medication assistance. This free, one time class is offered for parents- to-be when mom is in the third trimester.

Immediate Postpartum + Newborn Care

This class explores what happens in a postpartum mother’s body, when to feed your baby, and preparation for your first two weeks of parenting. This free, one time class is offered for Parents- to-be when mom is in the third trimester, or after delivery. 

Surviving the 1st Year

There are a lot of changes that happen from a newborn to a one year old! Be prepared for them all by taking our nurse-taught Surviving the 1st Year Class. This free, one time class is offered for Parents- to-be when mom is in the third trimester, or after delivery. 

All of our nurse-taught classes are available to the public and free of charge.

These classes are held at Sierra Pregnancy + Health and require advanced registration.  Attendees may bring one support person.

All pregnant mothers will receive diapers, wipes, and a layette bag with baby supplies for attending.

These are two-hour classes, and registration is required as space is limited. Each in-person class is instructed in English.

Feeding Your Baby: Breastfeeding + Bottles

 

Once a month, we offer a feeding class covering topics such as Getting Started, Successful Breastfeeding, and Problems + Solutions. The course is held at Sierra Pregnancy + Health on Thursdays, and attendees will be given free diapers, wipes, and incentives for baby supplies.

One support person is allowed per attendee.

RSVP is required as space is limited. This class is in English.

General Life Skills + Parenting Classes

These FREE bi-monthly in-person and online classes are designed to encourage and support men and women through a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Credit Scores + Finances
  • Domestic Violence + Power and Control in Intimate Relationships
  • Healing From Abuse + Relationship Loss
  • How to Care for Your Child After a Divorce
  • Preparing for a Job + Finding a Job
  • + Many others

Participants will be given learning incentives to earn and choose items from our Pathways to Education Incentives Catalog.

The in-person classes are 1-1.5 hours long, and registration is required as space is limited. View and Register for In-Person Classes.

For our online classes, view the current Class List (some classes are faith-based). Get started today by registering here.

All classes are in English only.

In-Person Life Skills Class Schedule

June 13th, 2024

4:30-5:30pm- Understanding Power and Control in Intimate Partner Relationships, Domestic Violence 

6:00-7:30pm- Cohabitation, Marriage Choice (women), Staying Married (women)

September 12th, 2024

4:30-5:30pm- Healing from Abuse, Relationship Loss

6:00-7:30pm- 6 Risks for Children after Divorce, Critical Issues, Beyond Child Support

December 12th, 2024

4:30-5:30pm- There is Hope, Holidays, Special Occasions & School

6:00-7:30pm- Credit Scores, Credit Cards, Friend or Foe?, Buying a Car

This is the best program...

This is the best program I have ever had, I love it. May God bless you and all your time for the wonderful work that you are doing it’s awesome. – A.C.

I have recommended it to others...

I have really enjoy my time with the parenting classes and Sierra Pregnancy and I have recommended it to others. – R.C.

...took 11 pages of notes...

I took about an entire day to listen to the class and wrote 11 pages of notes because the class is very specific and detailed in information; to make a new mother feel like she is winning! I even shared that with the director when I picked up the baby seat. If there is ever a way or a chance for me to retake this class even down the road it would be amazing … amazing for me! That class offers information a woman can’t get anywhere. – M.L

it means the world to my growing family...

I am very thankful to be in your program, it means the world to my growing family ❤️ – K.W.

The lessons learned are enough incentive...

I want to say thanks on behalf of everyone who benefitted from these classes and training. The incentives are definitely a plus, but after going through some of the classes, the lessons learned are enough incentive. However, I will be happy to select something I need and its the tools, our family had a house fire and we lost everything, so I’m desperately needing tools.  – E.B.

I wish I had known this before...

I have been enjoying the classes so much! I wish I had known this before so I can be a better Mom but even now i have the knowledge and i will try to start it.  – A.C.

I am really liking the classes!

I am really liking the classes! I feel like I am learning a lot. This is why I end up taking so many notes. I am really excited about some of the new classes that were added to the updated list too! – M.P.

I can't pass on an offer...

Awe thank you so much! I just feel like I can’t pass on an offer that is going to teach me something so helpful for our future child! – H.S.

We have been blessed a lot...

I completed all the lessons I/we have been blessed a lot by going through these lessons. May the Lord continue blessing you and the whole team and your families for all the work you do to bless the families by teaching all these very important parenting principles. – E.B.

Free Classes, Always.
In-Person Class Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: It is mandatory for all non-SPH clients and patients to come into the clinic for an Education Resource Appointment before official enrollment into the online Pathways to Education program is approved. Our Patient Services Coordinator will contact you to schedule. This education program is only in English.

 

Diapers, Wipes + Supplies

Sierra Pregnancy + Health is dedicated to helping parents before, during, and after pregnancy. If you or someone you know is in need of parenting classes or essential infant items and cannot afford them, contact us today. All resources provided are free of charge.

If you participate in any of our free classes, you receive free diapers and wipes for your attendance!

Questions? Email Us.

No matter who you are or what your story is, our doors are always open and our services are always free and confidential.

Please Note: We do not provide extended OB/GYN or prenatal care, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.