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Please note: In response to the coronavirus, all our classes are now virtual! We use Zoom Meetings (no membership or account required). Just click through to register and choose Zoom as your class location.


Need a computer or Wi-Fi to take a Zoom class? Free classes and computers/Wi-Fi hot spots available for economically qualified families. Call registration to find out more!


Questions? Call us at 206 789 0883 or email greatstarts@parenttrust.org

Parent Trust For Washington Children’s Great Starts™ and Conscious Fathering™ classes are designed to meet the needs of families transitioning into parenthood. Whether you are a first-time parent, or wish to take a refresher, we have classes for you. Our expectant and new parent education services are all research-based. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for all our students.

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation
Learn about how to prevent preterm birth, coping with labor and supporting your partner, typical hospital routines and procedures, how to advocate for your own or your family's needs within the medical setting, postpartum self-care, and more!

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Parenting Preparation

Parenting Preparation
Classes about breastfeeding, newborn care, becoming a father, preparing your child to be a sibling, adoptive family information and more!

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Great Starts Instructors

We hire and train Certified Childbirth Educators, lactation educators, CPR instructors, and other specialty instructors such as IBCLC certified lactation consultants. All our teachers have professional backgrounds and have received additional specialized training in our field of expertise.

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Great Starts Class Locations

Parent Trust for Washington Children's Center for Strong Families, Kaiser Permanente Eastside, Northwest Hospital, Parent Trust’s Mountlake Terrace Classroom, Seattle Children's, UW Medical Center's Roosevelt Clinic, Valley Medical Center

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Great Starts Class FAQs

Scholarships, DSHS/Provider One, military family discounts, payment plans, transfering to a new class, cancellation/refunds, illness/emergency makeup session, class ratios, private classes

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Conscious Fathering Instructors

Our Conscious Fathering Instructors will teach you about newborn care from the perspective of fathers, and how that differs from other childbirth education classes. Fathers often find it challenging to get involved with a child during the first couple of...

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