Client: noun 1. Anyone who receives a service through Mother & Child Education Center. 2. Mother, Father, Parent, Support Person. All services are at no cost, unless noted. Services are NOT restricted by income, demographic, employment, etc.
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Because parenting doesn't stop our lines are answered locally - day and night - to give you the support and connection you need. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911.
Classes, Connections, & Parent Enrichment
Staff and volunteers assist mothers, fathers, and all who are parenting from pregnancy through toddler stage in meeting the needs of their children while offering encouragement during the challenges and joys of parenting. Come browse our lending library with books on parenting, breastfeeding, child development, hot topics, and transitions & the heart.If you are a parent experiencing transitional housing, DV, postpartum, or more, we would especially love to connect with you and share our knowledge and access to local resources and organizations that specialize in these areas - please ask!
Interested in classes? Click the button below to view our current list of classes and workshops:
Supplies: Infant-Toddler, Maternity, & Nursing
Supplies provided through Mother & Child are gently loved, donated by individuals and businesses, and shared in supplementary supply
1st Time / Initial Visit:
Come visit our Maternity Room to pick out clothing to keep you more comfortable during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant may visit our maternity room once a month either the 1st, 4th, or 5th week of the month during regular hours or during a Client Care Day.
Nursing or planning to nurse?! Let us give you the "support" you need! Moms who have been nursing 2+ weeks may drop-in anytime during regular hours (please avoid Client Care Days: 2nd Sat of each month & the Wed following) and choose 2 nursing bras to take home. If you are pregnant and planning to nurse, give us a call and let us see how we can help, as other supplies are available & a breastfeeding class is offered monthly. Mother & Child asks moms please nurse for 2 weeks prior to receiving a nursing bra(s), as it takes 2 weeks for milk to fully come in, which may affect bra size. Not producing enough milk? Ask about our milk tea, attend Client Care Day to receive supplementary formula, or give us a call.
Each month Mother & Child hosts two Client Care Days. Those in need of supplies are encouraged to plan ahead & come to shop for the items they need at one Client Care Day each month. Pregnant? Come each month to prepare for baby, and shop for maternity clothing for yourself! Mother & Child works to see all families who attend receive, for each of child as needed: 1 bundle of size Preemie-5T clothing and 1 bundle of size NB-6 Diapers. Additionally, parents are able to shop & choose hats, socks, blankets, seasonal items (winter coats, swimwear, etc), baby food, formula, and larger items as available. Our Maternity Boutique is also open during Client Care Days for women who are pregnant. Women may choose up to 7 items from this room each month, during Client Care Day or our regular hours. Click Here and choose our "Client" e-mail list to receive Client Care Day reminders each month!
This Client Care Day is held the Wednesday after (or "following") the second Saturday of the month, from 1pm-4pm. The Wednesday following is our smaller scale/follow-up Client Care Day without the refreshments, kid's corner, or extra educational piece. This event is especially for parents who work on Saturday, struggle with social anxiety, or were unable to attend our Client Care Day on the second Saturday for other reasons. Due to limited space, we also ask ONLY ONE PARENT go through the center to shop on this day. If you plan to arrive early, please make sure to use the bathroom ahead of arriving. We have one restroom for use during this event, and do not open our doors for this event until 1pm.
More questions? Check out our Client FAQ.