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Catholic Charities Offers Workshop For Parents Of Newborns

MEXICO, NY – Andrea Burritt, program supervisor for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Parent Education Program, announced that the program will offer parenting workshop designed specifically for parents of newborns up to one year of age.

Intensive parent educator with Catholic Charities Joli McGrath (right) practices demonstrating the correct way to hold a newborn as she and program supervisor for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Parent Education Program Andrea Burritt discuss the curriculum for the upcoming workshop.
Intensive parent educator with Catholic Charities Joli McGrath (right) practices demonstrating the correct way to hold a newborn as she and program supervisor for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Parent Education Program Andrea Burritt discuss the curriculum for the upcoming workshop.

According to Burritt the four-week class, which is free and open to the public, will provide parents with an interactive learning experience that covers a variety of issues that are of utmost importance when raising a newborn.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Basic baby care
  • How to keep your baby safe
  • How to bond with your baby
  • Why taking care of yourself is important
  • Child development and milestones

“We are pleased to be able to once again offer this workshop,” said Burritt. “We have been offering parenting classes for children ages 1 through 18 for several years and introduced this new workshop series for parents of newborns this year. We have received some very positive feedback on these workshops and are looking forward to welcoming parents for our next workshop that begins May 4. I encourage parents with children 1 year of age or less to attend this workshop.”

The workshop will be held on four consecutive Tuesday sessions beginning May 4 and continuing through May 25.

All sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the New Life Crisis Pregnancy Center, 3349 Main St.

Burritt and intensive parent educator Amy Knox will facilitate the workshop.

During the May 11 session representatives from the Oswego County WIC program will offer a special presentation on infant nutrition and feeding.

For more information, visit www.ccoswego.com

To register, call Burritt or Knox at 598-3980 or e-mail [email protected]

Those interested should call today, as space is limited.