Parenting (PARN)

PARN 101 20 Hours Joyful Parenting: Creative Art/Music (Ages 1.5-2.5)

Parent and child will enjoy self-esteem building activities together; songs and music; easel and finger painting; band and blocks; school readiness; crafts and Playdoh. Includes activity ideas to do at home. (Please bring a snack). (Apportionment)

PARN 102 15 Hours Effective Parenting

Designed to lend support and provide some realistic parenting techniques that can be used in the parent's day-to-day life. (Apportionment)

PARN 104A 10 Hours Kindergym - Toddler Fitness

Ages 1-4.5

Parents and children enjoy exercise, movement and music together. Emphasis on developing large motor skills, coordination and self-esteem. Class provides an opportunity for parents to observe and interact with child. All activities introduced can be done by parents with child at home. (Apportionment)

PARN 108 12 Hours You, Your Child and Music

Learn how to use simple musical games and activities to aid your infant/toddler in motor, cognitive and social development. (Apportionment)

PARN 147 9 Hours Babies Love Music (Ages 4-14 months)

Music listening and music activities provide an excellent foundation for your baby's cognitive and social development. Mix together: One part thunder on a large gathering drum. Add small hand drums. Sprinkle liberally with rhythm band instruments, singing and puppets. Top it off with guitar, harmonica, and recorded music. MMM...mmm... good! Enrollment limited to 14. (Fee-Based)

PARN 148 9 Hours Kids Love Music (Ages 1-2)

Music activities provide an excellent foundation for your preschooler's cognitive and social development. Mix together: One part thunder on Indian tom toms. Add glockenspiels and xylophones for rain. Sprinkle liberally with rhythm band instruments, singing and puppets. Top it off with guitar, harmonica, and recorded music. MMM...mmm...good! Enrollment limited to 14. (Fee-Based)

PARN 149 9 Hours Kids Love Music (Ages 2-4)

Music listening and music activities provide an excellent foundation for your preschooler's cognitive and social development. Mix together: One part thunder on Indian toms Add glockenspiels and xylophones for rain. Sprinkle liberally with rhythm band instruments, singing and puppets. Top it off with guitar, harmonica, and recorded music. MMM...mmm...good! Enrollment limited to 14. (Fee-Based)

PARN 150 9 Hours Kids Love Music (Ages 1-4)

Music listening and music activities provide an excellent foundation for your preschooler's cognitive and social development. Mix together: One part thunder on Indian tom toms. Add glockenspiels and xylophones for rain. Sprinkle liberally with rhythm band instruments, singing and puppets. Top it off with guitar, harmonica, and recorded music. MMM...mmm...good Instructor: Gary Greeno Registered Music Therapist. Enrollment limited to 14. (Fee-Based)

PARN 151 9 Hours Kids Love Music (Ages 5-7)

Ever Play an African Slit Drum? A xylophone? Boomwhackers? Ever Sing "Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips" or Grandma's Feather Bed"? This and more musical fun awaits those who join Music Therapist Gary Greeno in this fun filled musical journey. Enrollment limited to 14. (Fee-Based)

PARN 170 12-18 Hours Parenting Adult/Children with Disabilities

A class designed to provide support and resources to parents who have an adult child with a disability. Guest speakers will be invited to present information to help parents be knowledgeable of what their community offers in regards to independence. For additional information, please contact 714 484-7057. (Apportionment)

PARN 200 20 Hours Joyful Parenting: Art, Music & Movement (Ages 2.5-5)

Parents are introduced to the latest information about child development and parenting skills, through lecture, discussion, observation and hands-on learning with other students. Age appropriate activities are offered to the children so that parents can learn the importance of developmental stages that prepare children for preschool and/or kindergarten. For all classes, please bring a lunch. (Apportionment)

PARN 220 2 Hours Helping Your Struggling Child

So many children today are struggling in school, acting out at home, having social problems, and/or experiencing mood changes. Parents are often frustrated, confused, and unsure of what to do. This course will assist parents in understanding children's issues, and recognizing symptoms of common disorders such as ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and autism. In addition, the course will focus on how to determine whether a significant problem exists, and how to obtain an accurate diagnosis. (Fee-Based)

PARN 225 1 Hour Homework Tips Workshop (How to Really Help Your Child)

Help improve your child's changes of success in school by learning the key issues and strategies you need to know about helping your child with homework. Parents will complete a Checklist for Helping Your Child with Homework to help you develop a plan for guiding and monitoring your child's homework as well as communicating with your child's teacher. (Fee-Based)

PARN 230 9 Hours Parenting Tips & Tricks Interactive Workshop

Do you want to encourage cooperation and respectful behavior in your children? This course covers specific techniques that will help your family to listen and cooperate with you on: chores, homework, problem solving & using reward systems. Cooperative communication is the key to making your home a more peaceful place! (Fee-Based)

PARN 235 2 Hours Raising Caring Kids

This workshop will review and present practical tips and implementation strategies for parenting today's children. The focus will be on developing caring behaviors through everyday scenarios. Topics will include caring about family, friends, difficult situations and showing appreciation. Parents will be guided on steps to teach their children how to become kids that care. (Fee-Based)

PARN 240 12-18 Hours Navigating Resources for Adults with Disabilities

A class designed to provide support and resources to parents who have an adult child with a disability. Topics include: Overview of the service delivery system, eligibility for regional center and service agencies, adult transition, role of service coordinators, obtaining services, college, employment, independent and adult living options. (Fee-Based)

PARN 245 3 Hours Runaway Teens in Orange County

The purpose of this seminar is to provide information and resources for parents of at-risk and/or delinquent children, and for parents of highly defiant and strong-willed children, (Fee-Based)

PARN 260 10 Hours Developmental Movement (Ages 1 - 2)

Parents and children are introduced to developmental movement and music for one and two year-olds. Emphasis is on identifying milestone-appropriate large motor skills, coordinated body movements and introductory behaviors associated with demonstrations of self-esteem for this age range. (Apportionment)

PARN 261 10 Hours Developmental Movement (Ages 2 - 3)

Parents and children are introduced to developmental movement and music for two and three year-olds. Emphasis is on tracking developing milestone-appropriate large motor skills, coordinated body movements and milestone psychological behaviors associated with demonstrations of self-esteem for this age range. (Apportionment)

PARN 262 10 Hours Developmental Movement (Ages 3 - 4.5)

Parents and children are introduced to developmental movement, and music for three to four and a half year-olds. Emphasis is on continued tracking of milestone-appropriate large motor skills, coordinated body movements and psychological behaviors associated with demonstrations of self-esteem for this age range. (Apportionment)

PARN 265 18 Hours Parenting with Love and Logic

This course assists parents and caregivers in developing practical skills for reinforcing the expectations their children experience at home and in school. Utilizing The Love and Logic approach, this course will teach six subsets of skills that encourage home environments that stimulate responsibility, prevent misbehavior, and encourage setting healthy limits. (Apportionment)

PARN 267 15 Hours Love & Logic Early Childhood; Parenting Made Fun!®

This course assists parents and caregivers in developing practical skills for reinforcing the expectations their children experience at home and in school. Utilizing The Love and Logic Early Childhood approach, this course will teach five subsets of skills that encourage home environments that stimulate responsibility, prevent misbehavior, and encourage setting healthy limits. (Apportionment)