Bananas: Free parenting workshops at BANANAS

Parent Classes, Workshops & Groups
Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kinder

Choosing Infant Care

Finding child care for your infant or toddler is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. There are a lot of things to consider, such as cost, hours, and type of child care that is best for your family. There are many questions about the difference between a family child care, a day care center, and all of your options. We’ll discuss each type of care so you can connect with the right provider. We’ll also cover how to screen and interview potential providers. Babies are welcome!

Tue, Jan 14 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tue, Feb 4 | 10 am - 12 pm

Tue, Mar 17 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Judy Kriege

Location: Berkeley Room 

Hiring a Nanny 101

If you're thinking of hiring a nanny, then this is the workshop for you! At this event, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network will discuss the details of being an employer, including your rights and responsibilities. By offering a variety of resources such as tips for hiring and interviewing, establishing wages and a work agreement, how to ensure a fair and safe workplace, and the laws surrounding nanny employment, the network will set you up with all the tools you need. They'll also offer ideas on how to create a positive, long-term relationship with your employee. You will have a chance to talk about your own experiences, ask questions, and share concerns. 

Sun, Jan 12 | 10 am - 11:30 am

Thu, Mar 12 | 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Location: Oakland Room

Finding Child Care Resources at Room to Bloom Family Resource Center

This workshop is designed to assist families in accessing child care resources. We will talk about subsidized or low-cost child care programs that help pay for or reduce child care costs for families who qualify. Our knowledgeable counselor will also introduce you to the variety of child care options and offer guidance on how to begin the process of finding a child care provider, or preschool program, that’s right for your family.

Mon, Jan 27 | 11 am - 12 pm

Mon, Mar 23 | 11 am - 12 pm

Instructor: Angie Cuatlatl

Location: 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Portable B, Oakland, 94605   

Sakshi Pathania
sakshi [at]
510-658-7353 x 121