Parenting in Community 

This class offers BCLC parents an opportunity to learn from and teach each other, share the joys and concerns of parenting, and exchange ideas and resources.

As you explore child-rearing in a supportive group, you'll get to know other parents who can offer advice and comfort, and you'll find that in turn, your insights are of benefit to them.


Parenting in Community classes will be held on Tuesdays this year, from 6:15-7:30, October-July (no meeting in December). Dates will be chosen and posted here soon! Dinner and childcare are always provided; dinner begins at 6:00, and childcare begins at 6:15, when the class starts and once children are settled. The fee for childcare is $4.00 for one child, plus $2.00 for each additional child. Childcare is lovingly provided by two of BCLC's regular teachers, so they are familiar to our children. 

Prior to each class, I will post a list of topic-related articles, videos and podcasts on the Parenting Topics page, for your perusal. In addition, everyone who signs up for each class will receive the same list via email. You'll find the topic schedule below. 


I hope you join me soon, and often!

In Community,

Becky Curtis

BPLC Program Coordinator

Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center

Parenting in Community 

2019-2020 Topic Schedule



October 29, 2019

Balancing parenthood & marriage/partnerships  

November, 19, 2019 

The neuroscience of raising children: the connection between positive interactions and brain development 


January, 2020 (Date TBA)

Nurturing yourself: put your own airbag on first!  


February, 2020 (Date TBA)

Values definition exercise to help inform parenting decisions and family rules. Define your parenting philosophy.


March, 2020 (Date TBA)

Supporting emotional intelligence while empowering your child to set boundaries/developing respect & caring 


April, 2020 (Date TBA)

(Positive) discipline: setting limits, building independence, developing responsibility, fostering self-esteem, supporting problem-solving


May, 2020 (Date TBA)

The importance of connecting with nature


June, 2020 (Date TBA)



July, 2020 (Date TBA) 

Screen time  

Contact Becky Curtis, BPLC Program Coordinator, for more information: