Child & Family Studies

Summer Quarter registration starts June 1st!

Children and Parents sitting onthe floor in class

Child and Family Studies (Childbirth preparation, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding and Parenting classes): BTC offers supportive, non-biased information on birthing, with the goal of presenting labor as a normal body process and offering you the most comprehensive information for a more fulfilling birthing experience. With short or longer childbirth courses, BTC aims to help you make informed, healthy choices as you prepare to have a child. The learning continues after your baby is born with BTC Parenting and Family Connections classes for infants and toddlers, and discussion classes for families of all ages. These classes offer a safe, inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet other parents and caregivers, build relationships and find answers to parenting questions.

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Childbirth Education

  • Preparation for Childbirth & Parenting

    This traditional course covers the full spectrum of pregnancy, labor and birth, newborn care, postpartum and parenting, and is designed for those who want to focus on their pregnancy and parenting while building relationships with other pregnant families.

    Dates: 7/14/2022-8/18/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 7/25/2022-8/29/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: M

    Times: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/12/2022-10/17/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: M

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/4/2022-11/8/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: T

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 11/7/2022-12/12/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: M

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/13/2022-10/18/2022

    Location:

    Days: T

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/13/2022-11/17/2022

    Location:

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Note: Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 5/5/2022-6/9/2022

    Location: CC 114

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 5/16/2022-6/27/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: M

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Prep for Childbirth: Weekend Condensed

    This weekend course is designed for the pregnant woman and her support person whose schedule prevents them from taking the eight session course. The weekend format will provide a quick overview of late pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, as well as breathing and relaxation methods to make childbirth easier.

    Dates: 7/30/2022-7/31/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

    Note: Saturday's class will be in-person from 8:30-5:30pm, Sunday's class will be held via Zoom from 12:30-5:30pm. Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health.

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/8/2022-10/9/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

    Note: This class will meet in person on Saturday 10/8/22, and online on Sunday 10/8/22.
    Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 12/10/2022-12/11/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

    Note: This class will meet in person on Saturday 12/10/22 and online on Sunday 12/11/22.
    Course fees are waived for individuals covered by Apple Health

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Comfort Techniques for Labor and Birth

    This class is designed to provide pregnant women and their partners with more information about pain and coping, including: birthing techniques, labor positions, comfort measures, and options for back labor. Suggestions for partners providing labor support are presented.

    Dates: 7/7/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 8/25/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 5/9/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: M

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 6/9/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/15/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/13/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 11/10/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 12/8/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Th

    Times: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond

    Breastfeeding offers a baby an optimal start in life and provides lifelong health benefits. Breastfeeding is an integral part of the natural continuum of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Accurate information and support are essential for a breastfeeding

    Dates: 5/14/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Sa

    Times: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 6/25/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Sa

    Times: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 7/23/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 8/20/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Sa

    Times: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/17/2022

    Location: Online

    Days: Sa

    Times: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 11/5/2022

    Location: HC204

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $40

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Bringing Baby Home

    This Bringing Baby Home workshop is a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop for couples, brought to us by the Gottman Institute in Seattle. This series is designed to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this workshop is perfect for those who are expecting a baby or already parenting an infant or toddler (up to age 3). In this workshop, partners who are expecting a baby or already parenting an infant or toddler will learn how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy and affection, work through conflict with greater ease, create positive child interactions, and ensure quality involvement for both parents. Bringing Baby Home Workbook and materials are included.

    Dates: 10/22/2022-10/29/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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Parenting Education

  • Bringing Baby Home

    This Bringing Baby Home workshop is a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop for couples, brought to us by the Gottman Institute in Seattle. This series is designed to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this workshop is perfect for those who are expecting a baby or already parenting an infant or toddler (up to age 3). In this workshop, partners who are expecting a baby or already parenting an infant or toddler will learn how to strengthen their friendship, increase intimacy and affection, work through conflict with greater ease, create positive child interactions, and ensure quality involvement for both parents. Bringing Baby Home Workbook and materials are included.

    Dates: 10/22/2022-10/29/2022

    Location: CC114

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Baby N Me 1-7 Months

    The early months of parenting are filled with extremes - from sheer joy to incredible sleep deprivation. This class offers a safe, inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet other parents/caregivers, build relationships and find answers to your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion topics such as sleep patterns, infant development, adjusting to parenting, games and songs and starting solids. Babies play in the same room while you gain valuable support and current information on raising a young infant.

    Dates: 7/6/2022-8/24/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: W

    Times: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/5/2022-11/23/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: W

    Times: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Baby N Me 8-12 Months

    As your children transition from infancy, the parenting issues you face change. This course provides a safe, inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet other parents, build relationships and find answers to your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion topics such as emerging language, safety, nutrition, and beginning discipline. Babies explore in the same room and make new friends while you gain valuable support and current information on raising an older infant.

    Dates: 7/8/2022-8/26/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: F

    Times: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/4/2022-11/22/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: T

    Times: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Moms Dads and Babies

    As your children transition from infancy, the parenting issues you face change. This course provides a safe, inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet other parents, build relationships and find answers to your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion topics such as emerging language, safety, nutrition, and beginning discipline. Babies explore in the same room and make new friends while you gain valuable support and current information on raising an older infant.

    Dates: 9/24/2022-10/15/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $79

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/22/2022-11/19/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: Sa

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $79

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Baby 'N Me - Walk & Talk

    This course is designed for parents of infants and toddlers who are looking to connect with other parents/caregivers while spending time outside with their little one. This class offers a safe, inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can build relationships, find answers to your parenting questions, and do something good for your hearts and soul-all in one! Adults will choose weekly parenting discussion topics such as sleep patterns, infant/toddler development, nutrition, adjusting to parenting, and behavior changes. Adult discussion will take place at the BTC Family Learning Center's outdoor play area, and will be followed by a 45 minute walk on a combination of trails and neighborhood sidewalks. A bathroom will be available for use when on campus. Please bring your own snacks and toys for your child as needed, and we discourage the use of screens during class time.

    Dates: 7/5/2022-8/2/2022

    Location: Y 1

    Days: T

    Times: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Cost: $99

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 5/16/2022-6/13/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: M

    Times: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Cost: $99

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/26/2022-10/24/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: M

    Times: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Cost: $99

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 10/31/2022-11/28/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: M

    Times: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

    Cost: $99

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Exploring with Toddlers

    Form lasting relationships with other families while your child learns through play in a fun, safe preschool-like environment. Share questions, concerns, and other ideas with the parenting educator and one another. Toddlers love to cook in our home center, build with blocks, dress up in costumes, and explore activities designed to promote their development and social skills. Circle time activities include songs, stories, movement, and musical instruments. Parents/caregivers choose new discussion topics each quarter such as toddler development, positive behavior guidance, toilet training, and tempertantrums. Yonger siblings are welcome to attend with you and your toddler. Parents attend separate discussion sections while children are cared for. Children can join their parents if desired.

    Dates: 7/12/2022-8/2/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: T

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $99

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/26/2022-11/28/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: M

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/27/2022-11/29/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: T

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Cost: $199

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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  • Exploring Together: Birth to 5

    Form lasting connections with other families while your children's imagination, curiosity, and creativity soar. Kids can explore the dress up area, the sensory table, the home center, a variety of multi-age art, math, science and group activities as well as explore outdoors. Parents/caregivers choose their discussion topics such as sibling rivalry, balancing family needs, and positive discipline. This class is for families with multiple children (birth to 5 years) or those with a preschool-aged child without siblings.

    Dates: 7/12/2022-8/2/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: T

    Times: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 7/14/2022-8/4/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: Th

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $149

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/28/2022-11/30/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: W

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $249

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/29/2022-12/8/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: Th

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $249

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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    Dates: 9/23/2022-12/9/2022

    Location: Y 2

    Days: F

    Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: $249

    Scholarships: There are scholarship opportunities for this class to cover 50% (or sometimes more) of the cost. You can request a scholarship when you register.

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Faculty

Carolynn Slocum
cslocum@btc.edu

Corrie Burke
cburke@btc.edu

Gina Eiford
geiford@btc.edu

Laurie Saling
lsaling@btc.edu

Lisa Follet
lfollet@btc.edu

Michelle Malone
mmalone@btc.edu

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