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Schedule a Workshop Through Our Community Connection
Welcome to the Community Education Center. Our dynamic team of parent educators, clinicians, and therapists has developed over 50 parent and family seminars. We look forward to your scheduling a seminar, or a series of seminars, at your workplace, library, parents group, community organization or school.
For more information or to book a Parenting Seminar, Teacher Professional Development, or Work-Life Parent Training, contact: Sandra Stein, Peninsula Office Manager, 650-688-3021 or email: SandraSt@jfcs.org.
Parenting Education Seminars
Parent Education Seminars do more than just educate, they empower parents. By providing up to date information and practical tools in an engaging, interactive format, expert instructors guide parents through everyday challenges with children from birth through adolescence. Parents leave our seminars with proven strategies for raising healthy, resilient children. Parenting seminars are typically 90 minutes to 2 hours in length and cover topics ranging from sleep and toilet learning to communicating effectively with adolescents, and more. See details below:
Teacher Professional Development Workshops
Teacher Professional Development Workshops are offered on a variety of relevant topics ranging from preschool through high school. Options range from one hour to a full day of training; we can customize the workshops to fit the specific needs of your school.
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Work-Life Parent Training
Parent Education Seminars, offered at the workplace, are good for business. Work-Life Parent Training improves productivity and morale, increases staff collaboration and teamwork, and strengthens families by providing practical strategies and support. Whether it is a single brown bag seminar, a seminar series, or a Parents Circle (parent discussion group facilitated by a clinician), Work-Life Parent Training reaps invaluable, lifelong dividends benefitting the employee, the employer, and the community.
About Our Instructors
Brief biographies of our expert instructors, which include their credentials and experience, are available upon request or here on our website.
Palo Alto: Holly Pedersen, PhD, Director, Community Education Center, Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301-2415; phone: 650-688-3037
San Mateo: Parents Place, 2001 Winward Way, Suite 200, San Mateo, CA 94404; phone: 650-931-1840