Pathways to Education: Parenting + Life Skill Classes

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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.

Pregnancy Classes

First Trimester

Our First Trimester Class goes over the details of prenatal care and eating for two while you are preparing for your baby. 

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 you choose to deliver that way. 

 

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.

Nurse-Taught Classes

Labor and Delivery + Newborn Care

Taught by a highly trained RN, attendees will learn what to expect in labor and delivery and will gain guidance on how to care for your newborn. This free, ONE TIME class is offered for parents- to-be when mom is in the third trimester.

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. 

Both of our nurse-taught classes are available to the public and free of charge. We offer each class every month.

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.

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.

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:

  • Love and Making Healthy Life Choices
  • Finances + Budgeting Support
  • Positive Relationships
  • Healing, Grief, and Mental Health Awareness
  • How to Co-Parent Well
  • Being a Father
  • Parenting a Toddler
  • Parenting Skills + more!

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

The in-person classes are 2 hours 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.

In-Person Life Skills Class Schedule

January 2023

January 5th– Sex and You, Sex: The Heart of the Matter, Making the Commitment to Wait

January 19th- Cohabitation, Marriage Choice (Women), Staying Married (Women)

February 2023

February 2nd- Budgeting 101, Financial Emergencies, Fighting the Impulse to Spend

February 16th- Healing From Abuse, Relationship Loss, Your Heart

March 2023

March 2nd- Character, Understanding Power and Control in Intimate Partner Relationships, Domestic Violence

March 16th- 6 Risks For Children After Divorce, Critical Issues, Beyond Child Support

April 2023

April 6th-Credit Scores; Credit Cards, Friend or Foe?; Buying a Car

April 20th- Your Financial Future, The Monster of Debt, Staying Out of Debt

May 2023

May 4th- STD/STI Avoidance, Porn, Pregnancy is not a Disease

May 18th- Co-Parent Communication; Meetings & The Handoff; Holidays, Special Occasions & School

June 2023

June 1st- Home Health, Screen Time and You, Taking Care of Hygiene

June 15th- Preparing for a Job: The Hard Truth, Career or Job?; Finding a Job?

July 2023

July 6th- Cohabitation, Marriage Choice (women), Staying Married (women)

July 20th- Sex and You, Sex: The Heart of the Matter, Making the Commitment to Wait

August 2023

August 3rd-Healing From Abuse, Relationship Loss, Your Heart

August 17th- Budgeting 101, Financial Emergencies, Fighting the Impulse to Spend

September 2023

September 7th- 6 Risks For Children After Divorce, Critical Issues, Beyond Child Support

September 21st- Character, Understanding Power and Control in Intimate Partner Relationships, Domestic Violence

October 2023

October 5th-Your Financial Future, The Monster of Debt, Staying Out of Debt

September 21st- Credit Scores; Credit Cards, Friend or Foe?; Buying a Car

November 2023

November 2nd- Co-Parent Communication; Meetings & The Handoff; Holidays, Special Occasions & School

November 16th- STD/STI Avoidance, Porn, Pregnancy is not a Disease

December 2023

December 7th-Preparing for a Job: The Hard Truth, Career or Job?; Finding a Job?

December 21st- Home Health, Screen Time and You, Taking Care of Hygiene

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.

The lessons learned are enough incentive...

Hi Regarding the incentives, I want to also 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...

Hi, thank you very much. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

...took 11 pages of notes...

I did take about an entire day to listen to the class and took 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

Thank you. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate these classes and this program, I have learned so much and I love the foundation of the videos. It has relieved so much stress about unknowns and is really helping me prepare mentally for all the things I have yet to experience! 1. Discipline isn’t spelled PUNISHMENT 2. Improve your child’s self-confidence 3. Caution, anger ahead 4. Birth order 5. Standing up to technology.

Free Classes, Always.
In-Person Class Schedule

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.