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Child Safety and Pre-Natal Classes


CHILD SAFETY CLASSES

We offer a variety of safety classes for parents and caregivers. For class dates, times, fees and registration, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or use our online registration page


Keeping Kids Safe
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Participants will learn infant, child and adult CPR and choking protocols from a qualified American Heart Association instructor. This four-hour course will also cover home safety and information on child-proofing your home.

Participants do not receive a CPR certification


Safe Sitter

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!


Free Car Seat Clinic

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Gilbert residents may call Gilbert Fire & Rescue at 480.503.6300 for additional information.


Children are Priceless Passengers
(Facility Sponsors: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
In this two hour class, parents will learn about proper car seat use, installation, crash dynamics, seat belt systems, and the four steps to protect your child in the vehicle. (Class is offered monthly.) The fee for the class is $35. Advance registration is required.
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PRE-NATAL CLASSES

We offer a variety of classes and support groups help educate and prepare expectant families. For more information about any of our prenatal education offerings and resources, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Pregnancy and Childbirth Education Classes

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
We offer a variety of childbirth and newborn care education classes taught by trained instructors. We have special classes geared for expectant teens to help prepare for motherhood—and develop personal goals and life skills.

You should begin a childbirth education class by the seventh month of your pregnancy and complete it one month before your due date. Register by your fourth month to assure that space is available. 


Breastfeeding Education and Resources

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
We are committed to supporting families who choose to breastfeed. Breast milk provides an excellent source of nutrition for your baby and has many health benefits for both mother and baby. We actively encourage breastfeeding as the primary source of newborn nutrition.

Our lactation services team includes certified consultants and educators ready to help you succeed in breastfeeding. We offer breastfeeding classes prior to delivery and a free breastfeeding support group that meets weekly.


Safety Classes

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
We offer a Keeping Kids Safe class for parents or any child caregiver focusing on home safety and child proofing techniques. We review child/infant CPR and choking protocol, though participants do not receive a CPR certification. 
  
Grant funding from Phoenix Suns Charities has made our Safe Journey car seat safety class possible. This class is only offered on a limited basis. Free car seat checks are available in the community weekly.