The Art & Science of Parenthood

What You'll Learn

This class takes you beyond basic information about raising a baby. It will cover your newborn's brain development during the first 40 days after birth, and advise you on parenting skills that enhance your infant's first year of life.

Honoring each participant's unique parenting style, this class includes discussions that blend scientific rationale with cultural wisdom about child-rearing. It delves into psychological and social aspects of parenting, and emphasizes the importance of applying life skills—good communication, relationship building, flexibility and finding support—to parenthood. Hot topics include:

  • Crying
  • Sleep
  • Behavior
  • Exposure to technology

When to Take the Class

We recommend that you register for classes in your 5th month of pregnancy and attend them during your 7th or 8th month. This class is currently only available as a part of the Baby Bundle.

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All classes are held on the Cedars-Sinai main campus (view the map for details). You’ll receive the exact location in a confirmation email after you complete the registration.


Parking is available in lots P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, or P6. If you need parking assistance, please call the Hospitality Desk at 310-423-4444.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are only available if you cancel for medical reasons or if your baby is delivered before the start of your scheduled class. If you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) before the class, you’ll receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before the class are refunded at 50% of the amount paid. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for all refund processing. No refunds are issued for missed classes.

To make a change to your registration, call the Childbirth and Parenting Education Office at 310-423-5168.

For any additional questions, please refer to our helpful FAQs.

Choose Baby Bundle Class Date

Length of class: 1 Day; Fee: $100 per couple
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