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Parenting Classes: Session 2

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Opening Doors is an evidence-based comprehensive training program created by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. Despite this, Opening Doors has been facilitated to not only Latino families, but to Black and Asian families with positive results.

This program hopes that parents can raise their children to reach their highest potential. The first five years of a child’s life are integral for lifelong learning and social and brain development. This program’s approach strives to build parent leadership skills through an understanding that they are their child’s first teacher and their home their child’s first school.

Building upon the tenets of understanding your child, ensuring children’s success at home, and continuing education at home, the mission of Opening Doors is to encourage parents as leaders of their families and as their child’s first teacher and advocate. This program works with parents wholly so that they can empower themselves to be mindful and positive forces in their children’s lives.


Thursdays, January 23 – March 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM

-Session 1, Jan 23: I Am My Child’s First Teacher; Our Home, My Child’s First School
-Session 2, Jan 30: My Child’s Growth and Development
-Session 3, Feb 6: Power of Words
-Session 4, Feb 13: Healthy Body/Healthy Mind-Part 1: Nutrition and Physical Activity
-Session 5, Feb 20: Healthy Body/Healthy Mind-Part 2: Social-Emotional Well-Being
-Session 6, Feb 27: My Child, Media, and Technology
-Session 7, Mar 5: Count With Me
-Session 8, Mar 12: Let’s Get Ready for School
-Session 9, Mar 19: Champions For Our Children’s Future
-Session 10, Mar 26: Yes, We Can! Graduation

SIPA, 3200 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Parking available on Robinson St/Temple St lot

Parents with children ages 0-5 are able to apply to this program. English/Tagalog speaking. This program is limited to 15 slots/participants per session. There will be a waitlist for those interested, and slots can open depending on absences/cancellations. Register early to obtain a secure slot!

Food will be provided every session. Food will range from small snacks to full meals.
• Sessions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9: SIPA will have snacks and refreshments
• Session 2, 4, 6, 7, and 10: SIPA will have full meals

Enrollment: Weekly attendance is recommended, not required.

If you cannot attend the sessions you previously committed to, please notify Eddy Gana 24 hours BEFORE the session. You can call him or email him with the contact information given in this packet.

If there are any emergencies within 24 hours of the session, please directly call Eddy Gana at 213-294-7916.

Childcare is available on-site from SIPA staff during the Opening Doors session. If you are interested, please finish the Childcare Consent and Waiver Forms in the back of the application.

Eddy M. Gana Jr., MSW
In Home Outreach Counselor
213-382-1819, ext 125

Maria Carmel Valendez
Youth Programs Coordinator
213-382-1819, extension 107

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Los Angeles
3200 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Facebook: @sipacares
Instagram: @sipacares

Sponsored by First 5 LA and Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors


January 30
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Eddy Gana
Maria Valendez


3200 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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