Kids. Coffee. Community.
Your first visit is free!
When you walk into the Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center you feel right at home - because you are! We're located in a beautiful Victorian house where you can let your little ones play in our large open sunroom while you enjoy conversation and a coffee with other parents without worrying about your child's safety.
In our cafe we have snacks for both kids and parents - from organic goodies to vegan pastries and locally roasted artisan coffee, we've got you covered!
Sign up for one of our fun and educational Kid's Classes and your little one will be asking to come back week after week. And you'll appreciate our wide variety of timely Parenting Workshops and Family Events!
Did we mention that we also have two outdoor play spaces? With a fully fenced in front yard and porch, and a tree-covered backyard deck you can enjoy play time no matter what the weather!
So you've heard it takes "a village" to raise a child? We're the village!
In the months leading up to the arrival of your baby, it’s easy to become immersed in educating yourself about the actual birth. However, many parents are caught off guard by the realities of the postpartum weeks and can find themselves feeling confused, exhausted, and overwhelmed. This class, led by a postpartum doula and mother of four, helps to demystify this amazing helps to demystify this amazing, yet sometimes worrisome time, so that you can look forward to a fulfilling time of recovery and bonding with your baby.
Looking for other mothers who are parenting in a similar style to you? Check out our Breastfeeding Support Group! Wendy McHale, our local Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will be facilitating and available to address any and all concerns.
This breastfeeding class is designed to teach parents the basics of breastfeeding along with ways to avoid many of the typical breastfeeding problems, how to identify baby’s hunger cues, the reasons breastfeeding is so important, why so many “wives’ tales” just aren’t true, and what to do when birth and breastfeeding don’t go according to plan.
Combining positive imagery, hypnosis, affirmations and relaxed breathing, you’ll learn how to eliminate the fear, tension and pain of labor, replacing them with confidence, calm and comfort. Using hypnosis for childbirth is an increasingly popular and effective evidence-based approach to having a baby due to it’s high rate of quick, comfortable, complication-free births. (One-day Intensive also available.)
Screaming! Kicking! Hitting! Biting!
Why do toddlers have tantrums, what triggers them, and how to cope when they happen are questions that have always plagued parents. We've got answers!
singing & signing with your baby
“Talk” to your hearing baby or toddler with American Sign Language - as early as 6 months of age! Benefits include pre-verbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, and less frustration (less crying, fewer tantrums!).
Don’t even know where to begin? With toilet teaching “programs” claiming your child can be “trained” in as quickly as a day, how do you know what the right “toilet teaching” philosophy is for you?
Keep chemicals off your baby, save money (over $1,000 a year!), and help the environment - consider cloth diapers! Did you know there are almost 60 different chemicals in a disposable diaper?