The Parenting Center
The Parenting Center

Helping parents grow!

The Parenting Center

Helping parents grow

The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital helps parents and grandparents with the ordinary challenges of raising children. Our staff of Parent Educators come from a variety of backgrounds to help families grow from birth through adolescence. The Center provides classes, a lending library and a playroom. Our Parent Educators are available by phone and email to talk about your parenting questions and challenges from typical issues like eating and sleep, welcoming a new baby, communicating with your teen, and more!

Please call 504.896.9591 or email to register for classes or contact our Parent Educators. You may also register directly by choosing an option from the menu on the left.

The Playroom is open and COVID precautions are in place. Make a reservation to come and play! Call (504) 896-9591 or online.

As always, our staff is here to serve as a resource for you via the phone or email. Please feel free to reach out: phone 504.896.9591 or email

Watch our live parenting segment on WWLTV's cable network, WUPL 54, every other Tuesday morning at about 8:40 a.m.

The Parenting Center serves as a:

  • resource center where parents can learn about child development and parenting skills
  • support center where parents can discuss concerns with other parents and staff
  • referral center where parents can receive direction to community resources, and
  • PLACE to PLAY!

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View our summer class schedule

Sign up for our classes today

NEW Infant & Child CPR in SPANISH - at the Hispanic Apostolate, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Call 504.467.2550 for more information.

  • Thursday, June 2
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Tuesday, October 4

Music Monday

Can't make it to music on Monday at 10am? Catch up with Ms. Erin by video!

Sliding scale and fee reduction are available based on need.

Mother and daughter playing with blocks


210 State St.
New Orleans, La. 70118

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 504.896.9591 or email