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Early learning classes and family events announced

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Family Resource Center of Truckee of Truckee presents its early learning class schedule for winter, 2012. This season, they are offering a brand new class and some and#8220;spinsand#8221; on ongoing classes. Sharing memorable times with your children in these magical years.

New class! Welcome Home Baby

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This series is geared for moms and newborns, birth to 12 weeks. Learn about your baby, yourself and connect with a network of new moms. You will learn to understand infant cues, infant crying and a variety of postpartum-related issues and learn to relax with your baby. This series is facilitated by Lisa Linden, a postpartum doula and classroom teacher. The six-week series begins Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the FRC. The cost is $72 and scholarships are available.

Baby and Me

Join these fun and educational classes for parents and non-ambulatory infants general aged 3 months to crawling/walking. Activities include music and play, education on health and child development, guest speakers and informal discussion. Series begins Friday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the FRC, a six-week series for infants. The facilitator is Cindy Bansen, R.N., IBCLC, lactation consultant. The cost is $72 with scholarships available.

Toddler gym-time winter season

Gym-time is a free, weekly, drop-in opportunity for socialization and active play with developmental toys and equipment for ambulatory toddlers ages 1-3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Big Gym in the TTUSD District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Family Music with Todd Wees

New! Now offering special infant/toddler and pre-kindergarten classes. Join troubadour Todd Wees for the Todd Wees Music Experience. You and your children will enjoy high-spirited singing and dance-along music.

Two series of six classes are offered: Infant/toddler, ages birth to 3, Thursday afternoons 4:45-5:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 31 at the FRC in Truckee.

Preschool, ages 3-5, Wednesday afternoons 4:45-5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 1 at the Community Arts Center, Downtown Truckee. The series costs $72 for the whole family and scholarships are available.

Loving solutions parenting series

Look for a new series to begin in March. This seven-week, research-based, parenting series is geared for parents of children 4-10 years old. Join the series for education and tips that will help you build parenting skills through easy techniques. Utilizing a workbook format, group interaction and home activities, parents will start using tools at home after the first session. Susan Bower, M.A., will facilitate the series. The series is $125, with workbook and class materials included. Scholarships are available.

The Family Room at Truckee Elementary

Join the fun in the Family Room with your little ones. Open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy arts and crafts, music and stories with a facilitated activity 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, activities will be conducted in Spanish and English. All activities are free.

Family Fun Nights at Truckee Elementary

Mark your calendar and join community families and children, birth through fifth grade for a delicious, free, family dinner, entertainment and family activities. The next Family Fun Nights will take place Feb. 24.

Annual Child Development Conference

Save the date, Saturday, May 5 for an exciting mini-conference that provides a day of stimulating, fun and educational workshops for parents and providers of children birth to 5.

For more info and to register for on any of the events or classes above please e-mail ruth@truckeefrc.org or leave a message at 587-2513, ext. 110.

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