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Providing Postpartum Support, Play and Learn classes, and Parent Education.  

Free and Affordable Programming

 
 

Postpartum Support, Educational Play Groups, and Parent education

History

Parenting Connection of Monterey County (PCMC) was originally founded in 2001 as Friends of Parents’ Place to accept charitable donations on behalf of the Pacific Grove Unified School District Adult School Parents’ Place program.  In 2014, the non-profit decided to broaden its scope of impact by directly offering parent-education programs to more parents and families in Monterey County.  We changed our name to The Parenting Connection of Monterey County and announced our new mission.

Postpartum Support Group Zoom Meetings- Fall 2021

Join us for support via zoom if you are experiencing any of the following: sadness or depression, anxiety or panic, difficulty bonding with your baby, irritability or anger with those around you, problems with eating or sleeping, upsetting thoughts you can’t get out of your mind, feeling as if you are “out of control.”

English groups:

Every SECOND MONDAY of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Every LAST FRIDAY of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Spanish groups:

Every FIRST MONDAY of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Every SECOND TO LAST FRIDAY of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Call us: Postpartum Warmline Number 831-783-5933

Parent Education and Support

Play and Learn Groups
- Returning in 2022

Postpartum Support

Circle of Security
- 8 Week Parent Education and Support program

Our Parent Education programs at the Pacific Grove Adult Education Center were designed with one goal in mind: to help parents help their children succeed. Our two distinctive parent education programs – the pre-school Co-op and Parent’s Place – not only provide appropriate developmental experiences for children but emphasize effective teaching and parenting skills to assist and improve their children’s academic success. This is largely attained through parent cooperation within the classrooms, reinforcing time-tested parenting techniques and best educational practices. 

Impact Stories

- Maria

I have found the post partum groups offered by the Parenting connection to be very helpful in helping me through my post partum depression and anxiety. I first attended in January -4 months post partum and felt welcomed by Cecily. She provided helpful resources and it was nice to meet another mom who was going through what I was going through. Despite Covid-it has still been helpful having virtual sessions to check in and talk about current feelings/symptoms with the facilitators and other moms.   

Join our team!

The Parenting Connection of Monterey County (PCMC) offers support and education to families with infants and children by providing play and learn groups, and parent education through certified Circle of Security educators. In addition, we offer free and bilingual postpartum/maternal mental health support groups for women and caregivers including a Warmline support service.

Program Director

We are looking for a part-time program coordinator who will be responsible for overseeing the successful planning and completion of parent education and perinatal support services. Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

Early Education Specialist

PCMC is hiring part-time instructors and substitute teachers for Play and Learn playgroup classes, childbirth education classes, music and movement classes, art and music classes, language classes, and community partnership programs. Proposals for other classes will also be considered.

 

Help us empower families by signing up to fundraise online for PCMC. You can pledge your birthday on Facebook, host a bake sale, run a marathon or host a house party!

Additional Resources

Play and Learn Groups
- Returning in 2022