First Steps Course

First Steps Course:  6 General Sessions + 5 Small Group Discussions

For parents to-be and parents with new borns to age 3 (or soon to be).

This course will provide parents with practical knowledge and skills for surviving the early stages of raising a happy family. The course is designed for both husband and wife to attend together and participate in each session.

One of the purposes of early education is to turn all the situations of family life into amazing moments of learning. Many studies show that adequate early stimulation is the most efficient tool to obtain a complete personal development, in the field of intelligence, psychomotor activity and behaviour. This course will help you to discover the main pedagogical frameworks and the basic habits that infants and toddlers should acquire.

First Steps is a course developed by professionals at IFFD, International Federation for Family Development, ( that uses the Harvard case study method to explore parenting issues. It is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to parents, who are the first educators of their children.

The course fee includes course materials, refreshments & free parking.

This course is comprised of the following sessions:

  1. Introduction to the Program / Character Building
  2. Marriage Bond*
  3. Individualized Attention*
  4. Love & Discipline*
  5. The Role of Play*
  6. Siblings*

Small Group Discussions (5 sessions):

*There are also small group meetings held in private homes prior to the General Sessions with the exception of the first general session. The meetings dates will be determined by hosting team lead couples and you will be notified of the dates after the first General Session. The small group meeting will take about 1 hour or less.

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Course Feedback

We liked the experience that the speakers brought to the talk. We also liked the positive tone with which issues were handled which in turn gave us hope in our parenting journey.
~ Course Participant