Taking care of a newborn can be both wonderful and scary. When you have a strong bond with your baby, it is easier to read their cues and know what they need.
Nurturing Newborn Attachment
That deep bond between a baby and their primary caregiver is called attachment. Attachment develops over time when you respond to your newborn in warm, consistent ways. When your child is attached to you, they feel safe with you and their surroundings.
This class will teach you the basics of attachment so that you can deepen your relationship with your baby. A strong attachment with your child helps them to become secure, confident, independent, and compassionate.
Who can attend?
Any caregiver who is parenting (or about to parent) a child between 0 and 12 months.
You can attend the class with or without your baby.
Bringing your baby with you allows you to practice the skills you are learning in class.
What will you learn?
This class will focus on the relationship between a caregiver and their newborn baby (0 to 12 months). You’ll learn:
What is attachment
How attachment is formed
Ways to support healthy attachment
How to communicate with your baby
Strategies to reduce separation
How brains develop
How you can impact your child’s brain development
How to prepare for childcare
The importance of self-care as a caregiver
When and where is it offered?
The class is available as a group workshop and a private class.
The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
You can attend this class online or in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.
How much does it cost?
Group workshop: $50 per person or $75 per couple
Private session: $325 per person or couple
We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.
The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.