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 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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Download our 2019 Summer Class Schedule

Safe Sitter program at The Parenting Center teaches young teens skills for babysitting or watching younger siblings. To register your 6th-8th grader or your babsitter, click on the image or call (504) 896-9591.

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.


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

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus
3747 W. Esplanade Ave.
Metairie, La. 70002
9 am - noon

For more information call 504.896.9591 or email

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The Junior League of New Orleans

Thank you to The Junior League of New Orleans for a successful summer of Safe Sitter classes. Please call 504.896.9591 or email to receive information about 2019 classes.

Babies and Beyond

Babies and Beyond is offering two classes: Happiest Baby on the Block© for expecting parents and The Incredible Years©for parents and babies. Click here for more information.

The 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)