The Art and Science of Parenthood: Beyond Baby Basics

The Art & Science of Parenthood is a 3-hour class that goes beyond Baby Basics to discuss your child's brain development, the first 40 days after delivery and parenting skills for your baby's first year of life. Hot topics include: crying, sleep, behavior and technology. The class is led by our own women’s and children’s professionals1 who combine their day-to-day experience in working with new parents with their clinical knowledge. 

The class does not teach one specific parenting method, but honors the diversity in parenting styles and reinforces the importance of informed choice. The class delves into psychosocial aspects of parenting and emphasizes the importance of applying life skills in parenthood such as communication, relationship building, flexibility, and finding support. The class is a unique blend of scientific rationale and cultural, artistic wisdom. Come learn and laugh with fellow parents embarking on this new transition called parenthood.

Plan to enroll in this class during the fifth month of pregnancy and attend during the seventh or eighth month.

Please choose your class date carefully. Learn about our reschedule, refund and cancellation policy.

Please note that dates listed below do not guarantee availability. Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

SPECIAL OFFER: THE BABY BUNDLE is a parenting double feature! Our expectant families will be able to take two of our parenting classes, Baby Basics and The Art & Science of Parenthood, back to back! There will be a one-hour intermission between classes during which you will have the opportunity to mingle with your peers.

Class fee: $85 per couple

All classes are held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Please refer to the map of Childbirth and Parenting Class Locations (PDF) for more information. Please check the directions yourself by GPS or other means, to ensure that you know where you are going before you leave.

Parking: The discounted parking rate is $5 for lots P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 and P6. Please be sure to bring your parking ticket to class for validation. We do not validate for parking in the Medical Office Towers. For parking assistance, contact the Hospitality Desk at 310-423-4444.

1. Women's and children's professionals include Cedars-Sinai Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby registered nurses.


February Classes

The Baby Bundle
Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Magda Waldberg/Carlie Baiocchi
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