offers a series of programs and classes that enhance the lives of parents and children. From classes to help you and your baby start strong to programs focused on early childhood through adolescence, our clinical experts will help you navigate through each stage of your child’s development.
The Becoming Parents Program offers package programs and individual classes for expectant parents, families and caregivers who are preparing for the arrival of a new baby. We offer classes for those expecting one baby or multiples, for those expecting their first child or subsequent child/ren as well as classes on cesarean birth, newborn care, and breastfeeding.
Your Child's Health University offers classes designed for those who care for infants and young children including support groups for new parents. Classes on infant CPR and safety are available as well as classes on infant massage. We even have classes for expectant and new grandparents!
Your Child's Health University partners with other community resources to offer programs on car, bike and pedestrian safety for families. The Safely Home Car Seat Fitting Station provides free car seat checks to our patients and to our community.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is proud to bring health education to your living room! Here, you will find our latest community health education lectures and health tips and tricks from our physicians and staff. Check back periodically for new arrivals.
Designed by adolescent medicine professionals, the "Heart to Heart" program focuses on open communication between parents and their preteen children. We also offer specific seminars just for parents of middle and high-school aged children.
Hosted by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's physicians and field experts, Your Child's Health University offers lectures and parenting seminars on a wide variety of health and safety topics for parents with children of all ages. Whether you need health information on a specific health topic or diagnosis, such as managing your child's ADHD, or are looking for general information to promote healthy lifestyles and safe communities, such as stress management tips and tools for preteens and teens, Your Child's Health University is the place to find it.
The Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program is a family-based, behavioral and educational program designed to promote healthy eating and exercise habits for overweight children and their families. As part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Center for Healthy Weight, the program offers two age-specific programs for children ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-15. More than 80% of participating children achieve long-term weight loss and parents lose weight too.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital realizes that raising safe and healthy children is a collaborative effort between parents, schools, community organizations, and health care providers. Please join Your Child's Health University and our community partners as we strive to promote healthy lifestyles and safe communities.