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Discover a range of parenting classes in Los Angeles. From parenting workshops to child development courses, gain valuable knowledge and techniques to navigate the challenges of raising children and create a happy and supportive environment for your family.

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Child Swim Level I - Ages: 6 yrs. and up

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA 91754

All swim classes are taught in our safe, comfortable indoor swim stadium pool. Our swim program is staffed by experienced certified swim instructors and lifeguards. Classes are designed so that students who enter the beginning levels will successfully progress into the more advanced levels. All students are expected to follow basic “public pool” etiquette and wear proper swimwear. For safety and security reasons all parents, guardians of children...

Saturday Oct 14th, 11–11:50am Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Adult Swim Level I - Ages: 14 yrs. and up

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA 91754

All swim classes are taught in our safe, comfortable indoor swim stadium pool. Our swim program is staffed by experienced certified swim instructors and lifeguards. Classes are designed so that students who enter the beginning levels will successfully progress into the more advanced levels. All students are expected to follow basic “public pool” etiquette and wear proper swimwear. For safety and security reasons all parents, guardians of children...

Saturday Oct 14th, 11:15am–12:05pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Red Cross Babysitting Certification

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Earn your babysitting certification from the American Red Cross! Whether you're just starting out or you've cared for your siblings for years and now want to start earning money or even build a business, completing this program will help.  A Red Cross Babysitting certification shows parents that you take your job seriously.  This interactive, informative, and fun training will help you deliver compassionate care, and learn to interact with...

Saturday Oct 7th, 11am–1:30pm Pacific Time

Computer Basics

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Make friends, not enemies with your computer devices!  In this fun, engaging, and remarkably eye-opening class taught by a real-life IT guy, you'll learn all the things about computers you've always wanted to learn.  With each lesson you'll master "real-world" practical computer skills that will help make your computers more useful to you--and less scary.  You'll learn through hands-on exercises how to use Windows pcs, smart phones,...

Monday Oct 30th, 5:30–7pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Parenting through a Jewish Lens

92nd Street Y

Parenting is a challenging and rewarding journey. Many parents are seeking models of how to transmit ethical values and traditions to their children. Judaism provides a wealth of insights that can help us navigate the paths we choose and how we parent. In PTJL, parents will come together in small group settings, learning from Jewish wisdom that enriches them and their families. This six-session program provides information and tools, while building...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 12–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

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Becoming Parents: What You Really Need to Know

92nd Street Y

Find out what to expect, what is "normal" and where to go for help in those first few months. This session covers important topics, such as sleep, behavior, temperament, helping your child develop a schedule, balancing competing family demands and typical experiences of newborns and their parents. Price is per couple.

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

HypnoBirthing (Online)

Sakinah Birth @ Online Class

What Is HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method? The HypnoBirthing Philosophy is simple: Birth is instinctive and can be experienced in a calm, joyful and more comfortable manner. Fear, anxiety, and anguish do not have to accompany pregnant women and their birthing experiences. Why HypnoBirthing? HypnoBirthing is a comprehensive and evidence-based childbirth education program. This amazing program teaches both mother and partner about birthing in a...

Sunday Oct 15th, 3–6pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Infant Sleep Live Webinar

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Join our expert and Pediatric Sleep Consultant for an informative class full of practical advice and guidance on infant sleep. This live webinar will help expecting parents learn about all things sleep in the early days of having a newborn and provide an opportunity for Q&A.  We will cover:  understanding normal infant sleep patterns  creating a safe sleep environment for you baby  tips for new parents to maximize their...

Sunday Dec 10th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Preparing for Postpartum

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Postpartum planning and preparation is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing requirements mean that new parents cannot rely on the in-person support of family, friends, and overnight care providers like postpartum doulas. You CAN do this! And planning will help make a smoother, easier transition to parenthood.  Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence, will help you learn more about what postpartum...

Thursday Oct 12th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Childbirth Education Basics (3 Hours)

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. Designed for the busy New Yorker. Pricing is per couple or single + support person. Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include, but not be...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Toddler Sleep

92nd Street Y

Imagine this: You start the bedtime routine at 6:45 pm. By 7 pm, your children are soundly sleeping, and you are running a bubble bath for yourself or cozying up on the couch for some Netflix. You can have your evenings back AND have happy, well-rested children. Toddlers can learn to fall asleep independently and to sleep all night even if they’ve never done so before! It’s not too late. In this class we’ll cover: Bedtime routines: exact...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 1–2pm Eastern Time

Pelvic Floor Preparation

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Finding Your Core & Pelvic Floor, Pre and Postpartum (Online) In this class, you will have a chance to: Connect with breath as a tool for engaging and releasing our pelvic floor Practice low impact strengthening exercises for the core and pelvic floor to promote stability and alignment Do simple, effective stretches for the upper back, neck, and shoulders to alleviate everyday tension and stress from pregnancy and mothering

Thursday Oct 26th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

92nd Street Y

Whether your baby is here or you’re still expecting, baby sleep can create a lot of anxiety. But you don’t have to be afraid! Without a doubt, you will be tired in the early months, but it doesn’t have to last for long and there are a lot of things you can do to set your baby up to be a great sleeper. It may even create such great habits that “sleep training” is not necessary. We’ll cover: Sleep environment: how to optimize the...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 12–1pm Eastern Time

Online HypnoBirthing (Houston)

Born Free Birthing @ Virtual Classroom

For generations women have been conditioned to believe birth is a terrifying and painful experience. We have been bombarded with horror story after horror story, the next being more frightening than the last. Because of this, women have forgotten or just don't believe their bodies are capable of having a normal, natural birth.  This is why HypnoBirthing® is so important. I teach my mom's and their birthing companions about the Fear-Tension-Pain...

Monday Nov 6th, 6–8:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Caring for a Newborn

92nd Street Y

An essential class for expectant and adopting families.  The instructors will discuss everything from choosing a pediatrician, PKU screening and vaccines. They will cover bathing, feeding, what the baby needs and what to expect during those first weeks at home.  Please Note: Prices are per couple.

Thursday Nov 2nd, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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Discover the Best Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

From recognizing the first stage of labor to maintaining a close relationship with your adult child, parenthood is a rewarding journey that requires a myriad of skills and an encyclopedia of knowledge to navigate. As you look for support in confidence-building as a parent, you’ll find in-person and online classes a rich resource for connecting with experts in the field to learn what you need to know. If you’re brand new to the parenting game, you’ll find a wide range of childbirth and infant care classes to pave your way. And further into your parenting career, you can enjoy classes on topics as broad as mindful parenting or as specific as how to bake cupcakes with your kids.

Why You Should Learn Parenting in Los Angeles

LA is one of the most exciting cities in the world for raising a child. The city is rich in enrichment opportunities such as museums, libraries, parks, and cultural centers, making it easy for parents to expose their children to diverse spaces and ideas. Educational and entertainment events offer endless opportunities to create memories with your children in LA and to explore the world without ever leaving the city.

When it comes to workplace protections, child care assistance, and income, California is the best state for single parents to raise their children, according to LendingTree. Whether you’re traveling the parenting journey alone or with a partner, these factors can make a huge difference in your ability to be present for your child. In-person and online parenting classes are an excellent addition to this pool of resources, as they connect you with expert instructors in the parenting skills that interest you most. With a real human mentor by your side, you can increase your confidence and peace of mind through your child-rearing years.

In-Person Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

Wherever you are in your child-rearing journey, you’ll find an in-person parenting class in LA to support and guide you. You can learn topics as broad as mindful parenting, as specific as online safety, or even explore parent-and-child movement together in classes, courses, and workshops throughout Greater Los Angeles and surrounding regions.

If you’re interested in holistic learning to promote self-growth, self-healing, and self-empowerment, the schedule of classes and events at the School of Multidimensional Healing Arts and Scientists will keep you and your family busy. The Irvine school provides an atmosphere of community to foster connections with friends on similar healing journeys.

Tina Louise Balodi teaches her trademarked Prana Boost Parenting Method in the School of Multidimensional Healing’s Mindful Parenting Workshop. In this class, Tina leads you through the tools and approaches she’s used with her two children to create shame-free intergenerational connections defined by unconditional love. You’ll learn how to establish clear boundaries by forgoing punishment and manipulation in favor of parenting tactics guided by intuition and emotional intelligence.

Renee Carleson’s Wild Child Sensory Play: Arts and Crafts is a very different class you may enjoy at the School of Multidimensional Healing. The small size of this workshop allows for plenty of connection with your child and other families as Renee invites children of all ages and their parents to create sensory crafts together.

Some parenting classes are all fun and games, while others are opportunities to learn lifesaving skills. SureFire CPR’s CPR and AED Renewal class is for parents, caregivers, and teachers who have or have had CPR and AED certification in the past but wish to brush up on their skills and renew their certification for two years. The class is offered in SureFire CPR’s Orange County location alongside many other core training classes for both healthcare professionals and laypeople.

LA parents will want to keep an eye on the calendar of classes offered by Los Angeles City College’s Community Services at their Downtown campus. Their workshops and courses cover a broad range of topics, including life skills, career and technical education, and recreational activities. Parents of older children and teens will enjoy the LACC class, Online Safety- What Parents Need to Know, as a resource to help keep their children safe when using the internet. Internet safety expert Dawn Wilson will teach you how to know what your children are doing online and what spaces pose the greatest risks.

Parenting classes offer many options for connecting to your child through movement and exercise. Los Angeles City College’s Kinder Gym is an exercise class for kids ages two to four and their parents. Led by martial arts expert and Hollywood stunt person Jojo Aguilar, Kinder Gym features five weekly hour-long sessions full of play and movement. Your child will develop coordination and confidence while building their strength through songs, games, and motor skill activities.

Liberate Hollywood is a holistic healing center and retail shop featuring heart-centered services to facilitate personal transformation. Movement & Intuition for Kids with Heather is offered in their Liberate Yourself location in Sherman Oaks, while their sister business, Liberate Emporium, operates in Los Feliz. Both sites boast a range of services to assist with personal growth and energetic healing. Heather’s Movement & Intuition class welcomes kids of all ages and their parents to explore the connection between each other, their bodies, and their intuition in this unique free-flowing class.

Virtual Parenting Classes 

For those occasions when you can’t find the perfect in-person parenting class to fit your schedule, location, and budget, online parenting classes open the door to many more options. They offer many of the same benefits of in-person classes but with the additional benefits of reduced germ exposure, no commute, and connecting with a live instructor from the comfort of your home. 

Many will still prefer in-person classes to physically interact with an expert in the skill they are learning, especially when it comes to breathing techniques for childbirth or lifesaving skills like infant CPR. And in-person classes are more likely to provide any materials for the course you may need, while you are more likely to have to purchase these for a virtual class. But these will likely be books and supplies you’ll want to own anyway and are unlikely to be a significant expense.

Becoming Parents: What You Really Need to Know is an aptly named class designed with the busiest expectant parents in mind. Hosted by the renowned NYC cultural and community center, 92nd Street Y, this class welcomes you to bring a partner or friend for the price of one ticket. You’ll learn about the normal range of newborn sleep patterns, temperaments, and behaviors, as well as how to prepare for inevitable changes in your family dynamics and schedule after your baby is born.

Infant Sleep Live Seminar is the go-to course for smart parents-to-be who want to ensure everyone gets enough rest during the fourth trimester. An experienced Pediatric Sleep Consultant leads this course from the childbirth education center Birth Day Presence’s home in NYC. You will receive guidance on preparing your baby’s sleep environment and the range of healthy newborn sleeping patterns you may encounter. You will learn how to maximize sleep for the entire household through your baby’s first few months and have an opportunity to get answers to all your big sleep questions.

Private Group Parenting Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking for parenting classes for private groups? Maybe you’d like to schedule a private gentle parenting workshop for your family, or possibly you and your friends would enjoy a private baby-and-me yoga class as a regular playdate. Whatever stage of parenting you’re hoping to explore, CourseHorse can arrange your private group parenting class.

If you don’t see the class you’re looking for listed on their website, you can reach out to CourseHorse via their contact form or by scheduling a phone call. After a conversation about what you need, CourseHorse can arrange your class and send you confirmation within 24 hours of booking. You never pay a booking fee with CourseHorse, but for $150, CourseHorse will customize your group parenting class curriculum with exercises, games, or questions you would like to include.

Even if you don’t know the exact number of class participants to expect, you can go ahead and book with CourseHorse. They make it easy for you to adjust your headcount until a week before your class date.

CourseHorse may be able to arrange an in-person private parenting class in LA, depending on your instructor’s availability and other factors. CourseHorse recommends Zoom for your private parenting classes for groups, but Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet can also be arranged as your teleconferencing platform if preferred.