PREFERRED PARENTING OF NAPLES
We believe children need strong foundation to help them grow socially, emotionally and cognitively. Parents are an integral part of that early foundation. At Preferred Parenting we believe parents benefit by receiving tools to enable them to be the best parent possible.
"Behind Every Young Child Who Believes in Himself Is a Parent Who Believed First" By- Matthew Jacobson
Although we are unable to offer group classes at this time, we will teach any course privately at no additional fee. This allows us to individualize any course or service to meet your specific needs.
A beautiful song written by a beautiful wife, mother and friend, the late Ms. Linda Creed
Who would be interested in meeting on a monthly basis to discuss any child related topic. Perhaps you have a question about coping during COVID crises. Anyone who joins the group is encouraged to present questions or comment on others posts.
To join, please send an email to PreferredParenting1@gmail.com and include your name, topic you want to discuss , and your cell number. Go to page 3 of this site to learn more. THANKS!
We offer the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Class, approved by DCF per statute 61.21. This four hour course was designed for parents of minor children seeking to divorce. We teach the class privately to allow us to individualize the curriculum. The class covers a wide variety of topics, focusing on the children involved. Numerous other topics are covered, such as empathy, communication and co-parenting. There is a final exam at the conclusion of class and upon successful completion a certificate will be granted. Fee is $40 for one, or $65 for both parents. We also have a sliding scale for those in need. Payment plans are available upon request. All materials are included, along with a free certificate.
"Preparing for Baby" is a course developed for the expectant parents, or those who intend to have children in the future. It is also helpful to those who plan on adopting a baby, or becoming a foster parent.
The class covers a variety of topics , but begins with how to prepare for the baby. Often parents-to be feel overwhelmed with all the unknown. We answer questions such as "Where do we start? "What will my baby need?" " Should I breast feed or use formula?" We will answer all these questions and many other topics.
This is an introductory course, which has two additional classes. If you enroll in all classes, you will receive a 15% discount off the total tuition.
Currently all classes are offered privately, due to COVID 19. We want to take every precaution to ensure you and your baby's well-being,
Please call Franni at 239-579-6449 for additional information and to register for classes. You can also e-mail me at PreferredParenting1@gmail.com. Please include your name and date you would like to start. Don't forget to use the code!!
For free class, give code "Free4me".
This is the second part to "Preparing for Baby." This course covers the first three months of life. Topics include what to expect when you are expecting, care of newborn, swaddling, calming baby and far more! A wonderful class which gives you the tools you need to be the best parent possible!
Choosing childcare is not as easy as you may think. There are many options and your family's needs are personalized. Allow us to do the busy work and assist you in selecting the option which best fulfills your specific requirements. We provide you with a detailed form which aids us in our suggestions for your family. We will even accompany you to visit a facility or assist in interviewing a nanny. Whatever your needs, we can assist you, even accompany you to visit schools, centers, etc. Call P.P.N. for information now!
This course was designed for new grandparents, or grandparents to-be. Things have changed quite a bit since we last had children. Did you know it is unsafe to have anything in the crib other than the baby and a firm mattress? Do you know that a car seat must be installed by a certified safety technician? There is much to learn. In this course we practice swaddling, changing diapers and more with life-like dolls. Upon completion you will receive a certificate. This is a fun class that teaches much. A must take!!
Starting on January 4th, 2021 we will begin to offer consulting services for anyone with a child development or behavior question or concern. Please send an email to PreferredParenting1@gmail.com. Include your name, number and description of your situation and we will get back to you within 24 hours. You may also call 239-579*6449 and leave a detailed message.
Should you require assistance of a midwife, doula, infant specialist or even someone to teach you relaxation techniques, call us. We work with many professions which we highly recommend. Call us for free referrals.
This course was created for parents of minor children seeking a divorce. It was approved by DCF per statute 61.21. This four hour course covers everything from how to tell the children to co-parenting and putting children's best interest as a priority. We teach this class privately to allow us to individualize the course to best meet personal needs.
So, you are going to have a baby! How wonderful and exciting!! Now, where to begin? After you calm down and have shared the great news with loved ones, what next? That is the purpose of this course. We will talk about the type of birth you desire, if your insurance will cover all costs, what to bring to the hospital, planning for help after delivery and far more.
This course is offered free of charge through March 2021, when saying the code "free4me". This class is offered privately, so email or call us soon!
This class was developed for the expectant parent, or those planning to have a baby in the near future. Topics taught are developmental milestones, bonding, responsive care, sleep safety, the 5 S's and so much more. We will have life-like dolls to practice swaddling, diapering and more. This fun four hour class (taught in two, 2 hour sessions) leaves no stone unturned. Call for details
Wonderful news! You are going to be a grandparent! Think it will be an easy job? Hardly! Theories and ideas have changed since we last had a baby. This fun course reviews things from the past as well as current trends. Did you know it is unsafe to use bumpers in a crib? Do you know how to calm a baby using the 5 S's? Take this course and you will! Think how proud your child we be when you share your new found knowledge with him/her! You may be able to teach them a few things. This excellent class is also taught privately.
Are you seeking the best possible child care options to meet your family's individual needs? Let us help! We have you complete an extensive questionnaire regarding your priorities. What is of greatest importance to you? Hours of operation? Teacher qualifications? A home-like environment? Tuition? Allow us to assess your questionnaire then offer suggested centers to consider. We will even accompany you, armed with questions to ask the owner/director. We do the majority of the leg work for you. Call or write for additional information.
We offer the SEAM social/ emotional assessment for children ages 2- 66 months of age. It is highly recommended that all children be screened on a regular basis to determine if they are developing and growing appropriately. Parents are instructed on how to administer the screening (it takes under 15 minutes to do), then return the assessment to us where it is scored. You will receive a written assessment of the results. Should it indicate there are some concerns, you will be referred to your pediatrician or other professional.