HERC Events and Classes

Register for Baby Care Basics, Joys of Grandparenting and Realities of Parenthood.

Do you need an interpreter for a class? Interpreters are available for all classes, excluding Safe Sitter. Call 734-647-5645 for more information.

All prices are per person.


Safe Sitter

Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics and taught by Registered Nurses of the University of Michigan Health System. Safe Sitter students will learn babysitting ethics, how to care for children (age appropriate play, feeding, holding an infant, etc.), injury prevention, basic first aid, and how to care for a choking infant or child.

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday June 6, 2015
East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center

Call the Health Education Resource Center for more information at
(734) 647-5645 / (800) 433-6348


Baby Care Basics (pdf)

This class is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, infant stimulation and much, much more. It’s recommended that you take this class at the beginning of your third trimester.

Brighton Health Center
One Saturday every other month, 10am to noon.
Upcoming dates:
5/2/15 and 7/11/15

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center
Third Saturday of the month, 10am to noon.
Upcoming Dates: 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19

Canton Health Center
One evening per month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Upcoming Dates: 5/7, 6/3, 7/8, 8/5, 9/2

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Realities of Parenthood

Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting, and beautiful thing! The reality is that having a baby is also stressful,confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything! Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, handle the stress that a baby brings, how to build support, and much more.

Upcoming Dates:

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The Joys of Grandparenting: Near and Far

Dominos Farms

There will be some surprises in store when you become a grandparent. Learn the latest trends in childcare, child-rearing practices, safety and much more. We’ll also discuss the joys (and challenges) of being a grandparent, how you can support your child, and take care of yourself.

Upcoming Dates:

Location: Domino's Farm

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