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Parenting Basics Class

Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills’ Parenting Basics Class is a free series that teaches simple and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Garnet Health Doctors’s Monticello office: 38 Concord Road, Monticello, NY 12701. Our class is facilitated by: Jennifer Lansiquot, Community Health Coordinator, Maternal Child Health.

How to Register

RSVP by calling 855-321-2762 – This class is open to parents as well as caretakers. Supervised children are welcome to attend.


What Are The Parenting Basics?

Science shows that 80% of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more you and your family interact with your child.

Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Babies and toddlers thrive when their world feels loving, safe, and predictable. Respond with smiles, words, and touch to help them see, hear, and feel your love. You will help them develop a sense of security and self-control.

Talk, Sing, and Point

Babies learn language from the moment they are born. Respond to their sounds, and later, their words. Connect with eye contact and a loving tone of voice, while pointing to help them know what you are talking about.

Count, Group, and Compare

Every child’s brain is wired for math. Talk about numbers, shapes, patterns, and comparisons as you go about your routines together. Watch your child learn to love math.

Explore Through Movement and Play

Babies are like scientists who love making discoveries. Watch to see what interests your child, then encourage their curiosity and help them learn when they play and explore.

Read and Discuss Stories

Reading turns kids into confident thinkers. Make books a regular part of your relationship from the very beginning. With infants, point at the pictures and speak with excitement. With toddlers, just make it fun.

Parenting Class Meeting Schedule


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Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills offers a number of support groups and community classes on various topics. Information on each group including location and schedule can be found, here.

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