La Linda Manita

La Linda Manita (Pretty Little Hand), is a 16 week series of parent education groups for parents who have children that are 4 years old and younger.  La Linda Manita offers free groups that provide peer support, education about child development, health and safety, parenting skills, and community resources.  These groups are conducted in English and Spanish at Holyoke Health Center and are scheduled for afternoon and early evening times to make them easily accessible to familys.  Childcare and some assistance with transportation is provided by this program.

The goal of the La Linda Manita program is to provide crucial parenting information and support parents in understanding the cognitive and developmental stages of early childhood and to promote the best outcomes for their children.  This program meets an overall need of support and education for families with young children in the city of Holyoke.  La Linda Manita is a part of a city wide effort to improve school readiness as well as providing primary prevention around health, safety, dental and behavioral issues that are common to our pediatric population.

A full list of education group topics is below:

  • Ages and Stages
  • Bonding and Play
  • Discipline and Parenting Styles
  • Dental Care
  • Nutrition
  • Health and Safety
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Potty Training
  • Coparenting and Relationships
  • Self Care
  • Dealing with Substances
  • Financial Literacy
  • Planning for the Future

                                                                                                             

 For more information on this program, please contact Yvette or Bianka at (413) 420-2807.