The Parenting Center
The Parenting Center

Helping parents grow!

The Parenting Center

Helping parents grow

Our Parent Educators are available by phone and email to talk about your parenting questions and challenges from typical issues like eating and sleep to the effects of the stay-at-home order on your child and your family, and tips for schooling at home.

Some of our classes are available virtually. Snuggles & Struggles: A new parent support group: Tuesdays, 10:30 am, free
Parents' Hour: Wednesdays, 10 am, free
Growing Up for Girls: Tuesday, June 23*, 6:30 pm, $20 per Girl
Happiest Baby on the Block: Saturday, June 13*, 10 am, free *More dates available

Please call 504.896.9591 or email to register for classes or contact our Parent Educators.

Out of an abundance of caution, Children's Hospital has made the decision to temporarily close the Parenting Center in light of the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We believe this is the right decision to protect the personal health of our families and community as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. We care about our families and members and will reopen as soon as we feel that it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, 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 Thank you for your understanding and support.

The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital helps parents and grandparents with the ordinary challenges of rearing children. Our staff of parent educators come from a variety of backgrounds to help families grow from birth through adolescence. The Parenting Center Provides classes, book and video lending libraries, and playrooms in two locations.

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:Baby sitting on the floor holding a bottle

  • 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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Our classes are available on an affordable class-fee basis. You can receive discounts on our classes by becoming a member of The Parenting Center.

Family Fun Night! Friday, September 27th, 5-7 pm. Join us to hang out, have some pizza, visit with friends. Guests welcome! Click on the image or call (504) 896-9591.

Girl with Pizza

Family Fun Night: Parenting Center families and guests are invited to join us for dinner and socializing! RSVP (504)896-9591 or

Enrollments for January 10, 2020 - June 9, 2020

There aren't any enrollments

School Fair Girl

School Fair and Kindergarten Readiness Forum: Join us for a free, information event on Monday, October 7 at the Children's Hospital Conference Center. We'll have representatives from more than 30 public, charter, private, religious, and independent schools as well as organizations serving families with special academic needs and EnrollNOLA/OneApp. Click here to learn more about the event.


938 Calhoun St.
New Orleans, La. 70118
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Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - noon

Congregation Gates of Prayer Nursery School
4000 W. Esplanade Ave.
Metairie, La. 70002
9 am - noon

For more information call 504.896.9591 or email

The Uptown Baby Room

Come check out this new space just for crawling babies! Open for drop in play (except during music classes Mondays and Thursdays before 11 am)