The First Steps Program at ACPC will equip you to be the best parent for your child. You will also earn baby clothing (up to 12 months) and diapers on a weekly basis as an incentive for attending class! Classes are open to expecting parents and those who already have children. All ages are welcome to attend.
First Steps is a weekly group class that meets every Thursday from 4-6pm. Classes are offered on a 12-week rotation. It is not necessary that you attend all 12 classes, although you are certainly welcome and encouraged to. Participants are not only equipped with a wealth of parenting knowledge, but will also receive incentives such as diapers, baby (up to 12 months) and maternity clothing! Feel free to bring a support person with you (mom, boyfriend, husband, etc.). Registration is required before attending class. Please call or text 719.544.9312 to register.
First Steps Plus is a one-on-one, custom approach to parenting education. Is there a particular topic you have been wanting to learn more about? Prenatal Care, soothing your baby, toilet training…? You are not alone. The topics available with First Steps Plus are endless! Call 719.544.9312 today to schedule your appointment with one of our First Steps Plus parenting advocates.
The following are some examples of First Steps Plus classes:
Food to enjoy and live by.
Mother and Infant Relaxation and Massage
Touch means love. The need for mothers to relax.
Caring for Baby & Happiest Baby on the Block
Insight into your baby’s needs and how to comfort your crying baby.
Baby Care and Safety
Information on baby illness, temperature taking and basic baby health care as well as safety-proofing your baby’s environment.
Is Your Child Safe?
Alerting parents to the dangers of sexual abuse and how to protect your children from child abuse.
Understanding Your Infant DVD & Discussion
What should my baby be doing now? Best toys, play activities, safe and sound practices.
Successful Relationships I
“How-to’s” of behaviors that lead to healthy relationships.
Successful Relationships II
Follow-up to Relationships I
Bright Beginnings and Character Development
Bright beginnings is a program centered around the first year of the baby;s life, brain development and nurturing health. Character development principles will help you raise your child to be the kind of person everyone respects.
Loving Boundaries and Discipline
Discuss appropriate discipline and setting boundaries for your child to help him/her develop into a person who is a joy to be around.
Roles and Influences
When a kid knows where they stand (boundaries and relationships), you’ve earned the right to positively influence them. Parenting from a father’s viewpoint.
Learn creative ways to have fun with your family.
All of the services at ACPC are confidential and free of charge.
Call or text 719.544.9312 to register.
Please check our Life Services Calendar updated information on all of our workshops & classes.