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    Winter 2023

    Register early for all classes.
    (Then you won't be disappointed if your class is full or canceled.)
    Registration starts November 16 @ 8am 

    Deya Hill

    Deya Hill is a retired full time professor at Diablo Valley College for 30 years; elementary teacher--grades K-6; Director of Preschool for 15 years; author of 4 books for teachers; wrote a parenting column for Oakland Tribune; host of Family Links--a cable parenting television program; member of various professional organizations; BS, Masters and Doctorate in Child and Human Development; wrote scripts for Sesame Street television network; a parent and grandparent.
    Proactive Parenting - 0 - 6 Years - 6 classes

    We will take a brief look at theory and discuss what is appropriate for that particular age and development and what you can expect.  A brief review of brain development will help us all understand the behaviors of children better.  We will review the concepts of discipline vs. punishment and differentiate between them.  The various types of preschools will be reviewed to see which one suits your child's needs and personality.  This is a class for typically developing children.  We will also briefly address concerns and issues at the end of each session.  Parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers are welcome. * No class 2/20


     055235 M 1/23-3/6*  6:30-8:30pm Room 102   Reg $70/Seniors $63 Hill 
    Proactive Parenting - 6 - 12 Years - 6 classes

    We will review the brain development and look at expectations; look at the various learning styles; and review the norms of this age group and compar them to the elementary curriculum. Bullying and the surge of meanness will be discussed. The onset of preadolescence will be presented (yikes) and some of the variables of this stage will be presented. In addition, any topics that the attendees would like to discuss may be highlighted.

     055237 W 1/18-2/22  6:30-8:30pm Room 102   Reg $70/Seniors $63 Hill