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
10:30a Speaker/Discussion
11:30a Conclusion

General Meeting Dates and Programs: 

September 8Barking Back at Worries: Playful strategies for managing childhood anxiety with Dr. Kristin Ohlenforst, PhD

October- no meeting

November 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 FounderLicensed Counselor and Play Therapist

May 4: May Brunch

For More Information on the Programs, click here. 

Is there childcare available?
During our monthly meetings, a Nursery is available from 9:15a-11:45a for children 6 months of age and older. To utilize the nursery, reservations must be made online by noon on Monday prior to each meeting. We can not guarantee walkups will be accommodated.

Children under the age of 6 months are welcome to attend the meetings with you.

Fall Nursery:

The Nursery for the September and November General Meetings is at no additional charge to our members.

Spring Nursery: 

The nursery for meetings in January, March, April, and May will be provided at no additional cost to members.

Snacks are provided to children 18 months and older, and a short program is planned for children 2 years and older.

If you have questions about our nursery, please email our Nursery Chair, Elisa Roby

To make a nursery reservations, visit our Events page (member only access)

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