Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ECFE - Early Childhood Family Education

Parker, Jimmy and myself went to our first ECFE class tonight.  Early Childhood Family Education provides support for parents and an interactive play environment for children.  Sessions are determined by age so you are always with other families that have kids in the same age range.  Our current session is the birth to 5 months group, but all of the babies in our class are 2-3 1/2 months old.

We started the evening with introductions to get to know the other parents and babies.  There were 6 babies total: Sophia, Ilana, Genevieve, Willa, Simon (his middle name is Danger!) and Parker!  We also sang a welcome song to each baby.  We sang a couple more short songs that have actions that we helped Parker do.  This helps to promote healthy movement.  We also spent part are the night discussing positive things about our parenting journeys and sharing struggles we have had.  

It was so great to talk openly with other families that are in the same place as us.  It is also comforting to know that we are not alone in man of our struggles.  I am so excited to go back!  

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