Classes for Parents

Being part of a community of other parents helps reduce isolation. Parents with greater knowledge about how their children grow and develop and access the resources they need to meet their children’s needs. They are less likely to neglect or abuse their children, and to meet the challenges of daily life with resilience.

Kids First and Taos Loves Kids offer a variety of support groups and classes from Questa to the Mesa, from Peñasco to Taos and Taos Pueblo. Classes offered in Spanish and English include: Parenting Classes, Infant massage, and CPR.

Our Current Class Schedules:

Please check back, we will update the schedules as new classes are scheduled.

First Steps Home Visting for New Parents

Holy Cross Hospital’s First Steps Home Visitors provide support to families who are pregnant, and to new parents including fathers, adoptive parents and foster families.  First Steps home visitors foster a healthy transition to parenthood for the first three years of the child’s life. Through one-on-one relationships with their home visitor, parents gain knowledge about nutrition, preventative health care, preschool readiness and access to community resources.  First Steps aims to achieve a community where:

  • Babies are born healthy
  • Children are physically and mentally healthy
  • Children are safe
  • Children and parents have safe and nurturing relationships

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Kids First

Kids First is an innovative initiative to support the mental and physical health of Peñasco area families. This Holy Cross Hospital-sponsored program, funded by the Kresge Foundation, is aimed at reducing Parenting Stress to minimize the Adverse Childhood Experiences that can lead to chronic disease.   Learn more...

Support with Medicaid Enrollment

If you'd like help getting you're children on Medicaid, please call us and we can help.  There are numerous categories of Medicaid, each with specific eligibility requirements and benefits packages.   Learn more.

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