The NDECPTA connects local families through learning and play to
foster growth at home and in our community.
Join us the first Thursday of the month in Meaders Hall at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church.
All meetings include time to socialize with fellow members, light breakfast and coffee,
short business meeting and informative discussion.
Where are meetings held?Cochran Chapel
United Methodist Church
*Note: Meetings are held in the Chapel building and Nursery is located in a separate building at the bottom of the hill
(Apprx. 300 feet from the Chapel building)
9027 Midway Road, just south of Northwest Hwy.
When are the meetings?1st Thursday morning of each month, September through May.
Typical meeting agenda:9:30a Coffee/Light Breakfast
10:00a Business Meeting
General Meeting Dates and Programs:
September 8: “Barking Back at Worries: Playful strategies for managing childhood anxiety” with Dr. Kristin Ohlenforst, PhD
October- no meetingNovember 3: “Understanding Birth Order”” with Dr. Kelly Jameson
December 1- evening meeting and gift fair
January 5: “Raising Food-Smart Kids: Nutrition Considerations for the Whole Family” with Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD Dietician, from the Cooper Fitness Center
February 2- evening meeting: “Sooner Than you Think, Simple Answers to Challenging Questions” with Megan Michelson, Just Say Yes
March 2- summer activities fair
April 6: “Therapeutic Limit Setting- Positive Ways to Respond When Your Child Misbehaves” with Laura McLaughlin, M. Ed., LPC, RPT - HeadFirst Counseling Founder, Licensed Counselor and Play Therapist
May 4: May Brunch
The Nursery for the September and November General Meetings is at no additional charge to our members.
The nursery for meetings in January, March, April, and May will be provided at no additional cost to members.
If you have questions about our nursery, please email our Nursery Chair, Jennifer McConnell