Workshops and Events

                                       Workshops at NTNC
Mondays 6-7:30 pm June 18th – July 23rd
$120  6 week program 
Facilitated by Postpartum Doula Maya Kokatay and MFT Trainee Whitney Bell. 

We warmly invite you to join a support group of mothers-to-be at the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center. This group welcomes all pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy, whether with a first child or you are welcoming another child into your family. Our aim is to provide a safe and confidential place to explore your worries and joys, find support and connection, and to practice ways of calming and centering. We are devoted to supporting you during this time of profound, complicated and amazing transition into motherhood. Please call 805-646-7559 ext 2 for more information and to sign up. Participation in this group includes an optional free counseling session or a parenting consultation with  Carol Castanon, Director of Family Services at NTNC. 

Register for Pre-natal Support Group

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

Saturday June 23rd  9:30am to 10:30am

$25 per individual $40 per couple

What skills do kids need in order to be ready for kindergarten? What activities can you do with your child this summer that will help build these skills? What can you do as a family that will help your child have a smoother transition into kindergarten? Join Martha Lepine, retired local kindergarten teacher of over 20 years, as she addresses these questions, as well as what to expect for your child during the first few weeks of kindergarten.
Playful Parenting Workshop

Saturday July 28th  10:00am to 11:30am

$25 per individual $40 per couple

Ever wish you could have more fun moments with your child? Or teach an important lesson without just saying it over and over? Kids instinctively know the value of play, but grow-ups sometimes forget! In this interactive workshop we will borrow activities from improv theater to explore themes central to play and to parenting, including trusting your instincts, collaborating, listening, and storytelling. Participants will leave with concrete strategies for more playful  interaction with young kids that will help foster deeper connection and help address challenging moments.

Register for Playful Parenting








Family Fun Day 

Date: August 24th 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai

Join us for a wonderful family fun day of food, play and wine. This is a fundraiser in support of the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center a 501(c)3. Now accepting new unused children toys, games, gifts and items for a family friendly interactive auction. Please email or call 805-646-7559 ext 3 with questions.