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4TH TRIMESTER VILLAGE

Navigate your 4th Trimester with support from fellow new parents
and early parenthood experts.

Weekly meet-up for new parents!

We see you. The sleepless nights, the crazy feeding schedule, not knowing the last time you took a shower… all for that sweet little squishy bundle of love that you’re just getting to know. We’ve been there in that wild and wonderful 4th trimester, and we know it truly takes a Village.

We want to help. We want to connect new parents with each other. Give you access to expert resources on the topics that are taking over your brain at this very moment. Hear you. Support you. Be the safe space where no topic is off limits. Build your village.

Join The Village for strategies and support for the 4th Trimester, and obtain advice from some of the best experts in Chicago. Weekly meet-ups include expert guests on child development topics as well as unique bonding experiences like baby’s first music class, sensory art, and parent & baby yoga.

The details:

  • Meets every Tuesday from 2-3 PM
  • 7 week session: 11/2 – 12/14
  • Pricing: $175 for 7 weeks
  • If space is remaining, you may join a session in progress at a prorated rate.
  • Recommended for parents of babies ages 0-6 months

A portion of your class fee goes to providing support for new parents in underserved areas of Chicago through Advocates for Adolescent Mothers and Association House of Chicago, via Whole Child Arts.

Fall Session 2 Schedule

11/2 Week One: Building Connections: Session one will focus on relationship and community building through processing your birth story and your sense of the “new normal” (With Samantha Maxwell, Bubbles Academy)

11/9 Week Two: Sleep Strategies and Solutions: Gain valuable information and strategies that are responsive to your child’s developmental needs for comfort, reassurance and food–while also promoting healthy sleep habits–essential to mental and physical wellbeing and optimal development. (With Janeen Hayward, SwellBeing)

11/16 Week Three: Building Your Village: Create and ignite a diverse community where motherhood is celebrated (With Jenny LeFlore, MamaFresh!)

11/23 Week Four: Stimulating Your Baby’s Development: You Are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher!: A crash course in how to help your baby meet their developmental milestones through a discussion of Child Development Theory and sample activities like Baby Sign Language, Music, Movement and more. (With Samantha Maxwell, Bubbles Academy)

11/30 Week Five: Baby and Me Yoga: Bond and relax with your baby through a gentle introduction to yoga poses and flows that support flexibility, strength building and recovery. (With Erin Bracco, Buddha Belly Kids Yoga)

12/7 Week Six: ABCD Parenting: Move from Autopilot to Bold, Conscious, Decolonized Parenting.  (With Nat Vikitsreth DT, Ed.M., LSW, CEIM, Come Back to Care)

12/14 Week Seven Baby Sensory Art: It isn’t too early to cultivate and nurture your baby’s inner artist! Babies can benefit from the expressive, exploratory and sensory nature of the visual arts. Sensory art stations are designed to enhance your baby’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through the creative process… plus you leave with a super cute keepsake: Baby’s first art project! (With Licensed Art Therapist, Caroline Tye LCPC, ATR-BC, Dandelion Therapeutic Art Center)

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