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NPSP Classes & Workshops

New Parent Support Program

Baby Boot Camp

Having a baby is both an exciting as well as scary experience as they don’t come with instruction manuals. Many times parents are at a loss as to what to do when their newborn comes home from the hospital. Baby Boot Camp is an all-day class designed to help alleviate some of that stress by teaching parents information that they will need for the first few weeks at home. The class covers such topics as: diapering, bottle and breastfeeding holds, how to soothe a fussy infant, safe sleep, and when to call the doctor. You don’t have to be a first time parent to participate in the class, and it is recommended that parents attend when they are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Please call 703-614-7204 or 703-614-7208 to register.


Next workshop:
Friday, June 16 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


2017 Dates:
July 21, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15.


Refreshments are sponsored by Navy Mutual Aid Association.

Outdoor Play Morning

Thursday mornings • May 4 – September 28 • 10–11:30 am.
Virginia Highlands Park 1600 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA.


Join us for Fun, Music, and Story-time. Parents, caregivers, and children ages 0 – 5 welcome. Registration requested. For general information and registration, call 703-693-7206.


Next workshops:
• Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 10–11:30 AM.
1600 South Hayes St in Virginia Highlands Park, Arlington, VA.

Infant Massage Class

Infant Massage Class (5 week series)

Whether it’s to soothe a little one to Dreamland, ease a gassy belly, or calm a fussy baby, a gentle massage can work wonders — and the power is in your tender touch.


Of the five senses, touch is the one that’s most developed at birth. Research suggests that infant massage has enormous benefits for helping babies grow and thrive including:
• Easing tummy troubles
• Boosting muscle development
• Helping soothe to sleep


What’s more, giving your baby a massage can help you find your own sense of calm!


Infant massage will be taught over a span of 5 weeks, with instructors demonstrating on dolls. For more information, please contact: Amaris Brown at brownaa@usmc-mccs.org or 703-693-7206 or 703-614-7204.

1-2-3 Magic Discipline Class

Parents: Are you finding yourself saying the same things to your kids over and over with them still not listening? Are your children bickering amongst each other, not doing chores and whining? If you answered yes to any of these then 1, 2, 3 Magic can help! This two hour class is parents of children aged 2-12 years old. It is designed to parents provide consistent, effective discipline techniques. Please call 703-614-7204 or 7208 to register.


Next workshop:
Monday, August 14 • 1–3 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


2017 Dates:
November 6.

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

Are you separating, divorcing or never been married and have children under the age of 18? Cooperative Parenting and Divorce explores ways to reduce conflict between parents as their roles shift from married couple to co-parents. Participants will learn the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development and to identify their contributions to conflict and how to control impulses. Anger management, communication and conflict resolution skills and children’s issues will be addressed. This class fulfills the Virginia, DC and MD requirement prior to granting a divorce. Please call 703-614-7204 to register.


Next workshop:
Monday, August 28 • Noon – 4 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


2017 Dates:
November 20.

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