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Come join our parent training classes facilitated by HRC therapists and specialists who are knowledgeable in infant and toddler development. These classes are informative and educational for the parent while offering the child a chance to interact socially with other children. You'll meet other parents to share information and experiences with, and have the opportunity to check out books and videos from our Resource and Assistive Technology Center. The Toy Lending Library was created by a special educator to offer fun and developmentally appropriate toys to take home and use. With a toy dialogue inside each bag, you and your child will be able to play with the toy at home while developing specific skills.
- Classes are offered at HRC's Torrance or Long Beach locations
- Available to your child who is a client of Harbor Regional Center
- Please do not bring siblings who are not regional center clients, as we do not have child care available
- Open to moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers
- Some classes are held multiple times, in the morning or afternoon, so pick up a Together From The Start monthly calendar in the HRC Resource Center for specific times, or call your Counselor for details .
- Please register for any of these classes by calling Alejandra Guerrero at (310) 543-0622 or Kathie at (310) 792-4597.
Mommy/Daddy and Me Mondays
Babies and toddlers love to socialize while playing. Come enjoy a playtime that includes: songs, music, movement and books. These activities will stimulate your chidl's development and can be used at home. Increase your understanding of your child's unique abilities, while having fun! Facilitated by the HRC Early Childhood specialist. (Birth to 36 months)
1st and 3rd Mondays in Torrance 9:30 - 11:00 am or 1:00 - 2:30 pm
2nd and 4th Mondays in Long Beach 9:30 - 11:00 am
Come participate in these fun, enjoyable, and highly beneficial classes, provided in a series of four sessions and led by a Speech Pathologist who is experienced with infants and toddlers. You will learn how to build and enhance your child's speech and language skills during everyday activities, making communication even more fun and rewarding for all.
(18 to 36 months)
Toddler Tuesday is offered as a series. We ask that you register only once for this series so that other families may have a chance to participate.
Session One: Book Day: This session will focus on helping you get the most outof your story time by focusing on building language vocablulary, and rhyming to encourage speech sound development.
Session Two: Puzzle Day: Puzzles cn play a major role in receptive and expressive language development. We will focus on the use of puzzles in all stages of language development.
Session Three: Theme of the Week This session will be filled with creativity to help you understand and identify how you cn provide your child language stimulation all day, every day, by implementing themes in your own schedule of daily activities.
Session Four: Language and Play Play is an important developmental skill. The focus will be on play ideas that build your toddler's speech and language skills usinga variety of activities: toys, music and movement, rhymes and pretend play.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Torrance 9:00 - 10:15 or 10:30- 11:45am
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Long Beach 9:00 - 10:15 or 10:30 - 11:45am
Wee One Wednesdays
Come and bring your baby 0-12 months to a fun-filled music and movement class that empasizes gross and fine motor development. Use of music, song, and movement with developmentally appropriate toys will be modeled and explained, so that parents can gain knowledge and strategies to use at home.
2nd Wednesday in Long Beach 9:30 - 11:00am
3rd Wednesday in Torrance 9:30 - 11:00 am
Thursdays are for Child's Play
Come and see how you can capture your child's attention! You and your child will enjoy a fun, bonding experience while engaging in music and movement activities, finger plays, books, art activities, and play with developmentally appropriate toys. There will be many ideas and activities to take home and use. These groups are facilitated by HRC Early Childhood Specialist.
(18 to 36 months)
2nd Thursday in Long Beach 9:30 - 11:00 am
3rd Thursday in Torrance 9:30 - 11:00am
Create a Bond for Life: Parents bring your infant, and learn how to incorporate massage into your daily routine, for he benefit of you and your child. Benefits include stimulation, relaxation, interaction, and relief from discomfort. Class is facilitated by a certified instructor of infant massage, and runs for four consecutive weeks.
(Birth to 12 months) No walkers please!
Fridays 1:00 - 2:30pm at alternating locations each month.
Intro to Baby Signs: Speaking with Your Hands
Parents come without your child, to learn the benefits of sign language - why we use sign, when to begin, and games and activities to use with your child to enhance learning. Classes are facilitated by a speech pathologist.
Offered quarterly in Torrance, 1:00 - 2:30pm
February 7, June 6, and October 3, 2013
Let's Sign: The Practical Use of Signing
Parents come WITH your child, to use the sings you learned in the introduction class, in fun-filled play time facilitated by an early childhood specialist. Learn how to incorporate signing in play, singing, book time, snack time, and more!
Offered quarterly in Torrance, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
February 21, June 26, and October 24, 2013
Parents, please come, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while discussing important parenting topics with speakers, and most importantly, with each other.
The Cafe will be open the last Thursday of each month in Torrance, from 9:00 - 10:00am
Harbor Regional Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 90503 map
HRC Long Beach Training Center map
1155 San Antonio Drive, Long Beach 90807
It is important to always pre-register for classes. That way, if for any reason a class needs to be cancelled or postponed, we can contact you and let you know.