Prenatal Sessions for Expecting Parents
Join us for a FREE prenatal session. This session is led by one of our board certified pediatricians where they will share the vision of Potomac Pediatrics and help prepare you for welcoming your newborn into the world. During this session you will have an opportunity to tour our facility and get your questions answered.

Upcoming Sessions:

October 17, 2017- 5:30pm

October 24, 2017- 5:30pm

November 1, 2017 -7:00pm

November 6, 2017- 5:30pm

November 14, 2017- 5:30pm

November 20, 2017- 5:30pm

November 28, 2017- 1:00pm

December 9, 2017- 1:00pm

December 16, 2017- 10:00am

December 18, 2017- 1:00pm

December 28, 2017- 5:30pm

Newborn Care & Comfort

A 90 minutes class highly recommended for parents with infants 0-4 weeks old. Our Registered Nurse will provide you with advice in newborn care, address your concerns, as well as demonstrate some of the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding/ supplementing
  • Cradle cap
  • Baby acne
  • Bathing and nail care
  • Sleeping and swaddling
  • and much more.

Upcoming Classes:
All classes start at 10:00 AM

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Baby Feeding Support Group for Mom’s

Bring your 0-6 month old and join Maureen Mills, RN, IBCLC our Lactation Consultant for a walk-in session on feeding and infant care. Here you will get an opportunity to get FREE assistance with your feeding needs and meet other moms who may be experiencing similar challenges.
No need to sign up, just walk right in and join us in the Potomac Pediatrics conference room, Suite 220 on the second floor.

Groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Upcoming Groups

October 25, 2017

November 8, 2017

November 22, 2017

December 13, 2017

December 27, 2017

Toddler Feeding-Raising Competent Eaters! 

Feeding and enjoying meals with our children should be one of life’s pleasures. If feeding your toddler is proving to be a challenge, or you would like guidance on how best to establish a strong foundation on which your child can build healthy lifelong eating habits, this session is for you.   During our hour together you will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the “Division of Responsibility” in feeding so as to successfully feed your toddler in a developmentally appropriate way, correct and prevent common food battles, and raise competent eaters. This class is ideal for parents with children who are 18 months-3 years.

Ideal Age: 15 months- 4 years

Upcoming Seminar:

Eventbrite - October 26, 2017-6:00pm: Toddler Feeding – Raising Competent Eaters!

Let’s Grow!- A Baby Nutrients Class

This is an exciting time, and your baby will be doing ALOT of growing this first year! Come learn about the key nutrients for this age, why they are so important, and how to ensure your child is receiving them.

In this session we will cover:

  • 5 Key Baby Nutrients- the growth they support and food sources
  • Portion sizes and types of foods to off them
  • Which foods to avoid in the first year

Ideal Age: 6 months- 18 months

Upcoming Sessions:

December 7, 2017- 6:00pm

Let’s Grow!- Syncing Baby Feeding with Developmental Milestones

Growing healthy eaters is an 18-year journey that begins with their first adventures with solid foods! Come learn about your baby’s developmental milestones during this first year and how best to feed them to establish a foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits.

In this session we will cover:

  • The developmental characteristics of your child at this age and how these impact feeding.
  • Different feeding styles and how they can nurture or inadvertently interfere with healthy eating habits.
  • How to recognize your baby’s hunger cues.
  • How to effectively transition your baby’s food from liquids to solids.

Ideal Age: 6 months-15 months

Upcoming Sessions:

October 5, 2017- 6:00pm

Let’s Grow!- Toddler & Preschooler Nutrients Class

Many exciting changes are taking place with your toddler and/or preschooler as they begin using their bodies and minds more independently of you.

The first step in becoming a confident feeder during this transitional time is getting your arms around the nutritional issues- the WHAT of feeding. Come learn about the key nutrients for this age, why they are so important, and how to ensure your child is receiving them.

In this session we will cover:

  • 5 Key Toddler & Preschooler Nutrients- the growth they support and food sources.
  • Top nutrition pitfalls to be aware of before they begin.
  • Important transitions during this age.
  • A plan for offering balanced meals and snacks, including sweets, and how to put it all together.

Ideal Age: 15 months- 4 years

Upcoming sessions: 

November 16, 2017- 6:00pm

Todder Challenges

Presented by Amy Gates, LCSW-C

If you are overwhelmed with your toddler and nothing seems to work, join us in our new Toddler Challenges class where we will touch base on the following:

• Talk through road blocks and get some practical advice on parenting challenges from a specialist.
• Learn how to work better with your spouse and integrate parenting styles.
• Get practical advice to help you find balance and get your feet back under you.

Upcoming Sessions:

New sessions will be posted soon. Check back for the next available date/time. 

Boy Scouts of America- Personal Fitness Merit Badge 

Help your scout receive their Personal Fitness Merit Badge with our certified health coach and merit badge counselor, Allison. With her help, each scout will reach a new understanding of what personal fitness means and all components involved. After course completion, each scout will receive their signed off merit badge application to turn into their troop leader.

This course consists of 4 classes: 

Session A- SOLD OUT!!!

September 28, 2017: 6-7:00pm

October 19, 2017: 6-7:00pm

November 2, 2017: 6-7:00pm

November 30, 2017: 6-7:00pm

Session B- SOLD OUT!!!

October 10, 2017: 6-7:00pm

November 7, 2017: 6-7:00pm

December 5, 2017: 6-7:00pm

January 9, 2018: 6-7:00pm

For more information or to register an entire troop, email Allison at allison@potomacpediatrics.com

 

Learning on the Move! Brain Camp (Ages 4-6)

Learning on the Move! Brain Camp (ages 4-5) is filled with awesome action, creative learning, and fun challenges!. Learning happens best when both the brain and body are actively engaged. Learning on the Move! Brain Camp reinforces essential classroom academics through physical movement. Brain Camp uses a mind and body activated approach to create an exciting, effective learning experience. Learning on the move! helps students to better understand, synthesize and articulate math and reading concepts.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Starting Strong Brain Camp (Grades 4-5)

Starting Strong Brain Camp allows kiddos in grades 4-5 to learn the tools and techniques to tackle any subject. Starting Strong Brain Camp supports students with attentional and executive function needs. Students are introduced to basic study skills, higher-level organization skills and creative problem solving techniques that help them become more confident, effective learners.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Brain Camp: Mastering Middle 

Learning Essentials Brain Camp is for students in grades 5-8. This camp comes in a series of 6 sessions (once a week). Brain Camp will help your child prepare for middle school and high school. This camp will focus on challenges every middle schooler goes through.  By the end of this workshop your child will gain:

  • A system for studying
  • A step-by-step, systematic approach for better academic performance and goals
  • Knowledge on how to better organize their assignments
  • Time management skills
  • Confidence in school.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

“Baby and Me” Workout Class

No excuses mommies and daddies! Katie King with Love. Life. Fit  is now offering a workout session for you and your baby. Bring your 3 month-18 month baby who will love the fun interactive environment while you get to enjoy a workout without worrying about your baby!  All you need is yourself, baby, and baby wearing method of your choice. This workout is designed to allow you to exert yourself as much as you desire.  Each movement can be modified to increase or decrease the level of intensity.

  • What age of baby can attend?
    • This class is designed for babies 3 months – 18 months.
  • What type of baby carrier should I use?
    • Carriers that evenly distribute baby’s weight such as Ergo Baby or Baby Bjorn are recommended.  Baby can face in or out based on your comfort level and preference.

Guest appearance at Potomac Pediatrics: 

November 4, 2017- 10:30am

Kindergarten Readiness Seminar for Parents

Learning Essentials’ Kindergarten Readiness workshop is a 75-minute program for parents, as well as caregivers, of preschool-age children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall. This interactive workshop gives participants information and ideas on how they can prepare children in all domains of learning for the BIG transition year. The workshop includes a video presentation and group activities that help parents/caregivers to identify simple things they can do in their homes to prepare their children for kindergarten.
This seminar is led by the Executive Director  Wendy Taylor, M. Ed from Learning Essentials.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Lockers, Bell Schedules and New Friends: Student Success in the Middle Grades
Take a closer look at transition anxiety and how to ease it. The transition to middle school can be an apprehensive time for parents and students. During this sixty-minute workshop, parents will get information to help them understand the underlying developmental issues and ease the transition anxiety. Participants will also learn ways to help their child to get organized and accept responsibility for their learning, as well as improve time management, homework skills, attendance and more! This seminar is led by the Executive Director  Wendy Taylor, M. Ed from Learning Essentials.

Upcoming Seminars: 

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Homework: Got an Easy Button? 
Do you, as a parent, find yourself dreading homework time as much as your child? Do you wish you could help your struggling learner find a new approach to reading, studying and setting a routine? You can! End the homework drama. In this one-hour workshop, parents learn hands-on tips to help their child get organized, set good study habits, and apply strategies proven to boost memory and comprehension. A brief questionnaire identifies the child’s learner type—Disorganized, Rusher, Procrastinator, Inattentive, Easily Frustrated or Avoider. Then parents are introduced to practical solutions that support and empower students fitting each profile. A successful, reduced-stress homework routine starts here!
This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Reading EdVenture

Learning Essentials introduces their Family Reading night to Potomac Pediatrics. Family Reading EdVenture is an opportunity for students in grades K-12 and their parents to have fun together while learning new reading strategies. This free event will include a variety of games, puzzles, and activities that will open the mind to explore different ways to read and comprehend reading material.

Families will work together in different stations to over come reading problems, discover and apply new reading strategies, and have loads of fun learning!

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Math EdVenture

Family Math Night! Math EdVenture is a great opportunity for students in grades K-2 and their parents to have fun with math. In this interactive workshop, parents and students will be able to apply math problem solving skills in a series of math stations. Parents will learn how to help their child overcome math challenges. Activities will include puzzles and games that encourage math exploration beyond numerical computation.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Going Gluten-Free!

If your family is starting a gluten-free lifestyle, join us and our board certified nutritionist in this class. In Going Gluten-Free, our nutritionist will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with guidance.

Our Going Gluten-Free class will introduce you to the basics:
-Foods that are considered “safe”, “unsafe”, and “questionable.”
-Setting up a gluten free kitchen
-Stocking your pantry with staple ingredients.
-Resource lists for groceries, recipes, and meal ideas will be shared.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

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