We have taken the steps and  adopted the practices to become a Lubbock Safe business in order to best protect both our employees and the families we serve.  Services have been added back in a manner that will seek to maintain social distance and optimal safety for all.   Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.

Expecting a Baby? Prenatal Classes -next session begins on Wednesday, January 6 2021 @ 12:00 PM with a limit of 12 parents attending. For more information see Expecting a Baby under the Programs tab.

Parenting Toolkit –  evening parent education classes – next session begins on Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 5:30 PM with a limit of 16 parents attending–registration is required prior to attending. For more information see Community Parenting Classes under the Programs tab.

Smart Start – a once a month virtual evening parent group that explores a different topic each month.  Next session is Tuesday, January 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM.  Topic: “Developmental Milestones”.  This is a ZOOM virtual presentation and requires registration.  For more information call the Parenting Cottage at (806) 795-7552 to register.  Meets evidence based mandatory parent education requirements.

Bookworm Buddies –  a community wide Virtual Storytime and Book Distribution program.  Helps you build a home library for your child.  Check the Bookworm Buddies tab under Programs to learn more.  Next Event: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 10:00 AM. Book:  “The Polar Bear Who Saved Christmas”.  January’s Bookworm Buddies is on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – “Pajama Time” by Sandra Boynton.

HOME VISITATION (one on one parent and early childhood education) IS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. – See Home Visitation and the Parents as Teachers Model under the Programs tab.

CURRENTLY HOME VISITS ARE BEING CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY DUE TO COVID-19.

CHECK THE HOME VISITATION OR PARENTS AS TEACHERS PROGRAM TAB ON THIS WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW HOME VISITS MIGHT BENEFIT YOUR FAMILY.  

Car Seat Assistance Classes continue at this time to be suspended until the agency receives approval from the State of Texas Saferiders program to resume.

Community Storytime events with the City of Lubbock Libraries including Mahon, Godeke, Groves and Patterson Branches have been moved to virtual events due to the City of Lubbock COVID-19 restrictions on City facilities. Libraries are open but cannot hold group events.  Storytimes will be aired on the Parenting Cottage’s Facebook page and families may pickup books/activities at each branch prior to the event while supplies last.   Virtual Storytimes continue with Wolfforth Library.  Watch our website, Facebook page & Instagram page for updates and virtual Storytimes being offered.

Don’t Forget –  Read to your child–the greatest gift you will ever give them.

THERE IS NO COSTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY THE PARENTING COTTAGE.