Virtual Class Speaker Line-Up
March 25, 2020

Dear NCPG Members, 

In this time of uncertainty, I want to reassure you that NCPG is here for you. I am in the trenches with you and sending you all a big virtual hug! I hope you can feel the love and concern I am sending to each of you during this challenging time. TOGETHER, we will get through this! 

In the meantime, NCPG has asked our amazing instructors to continue to provide our members with distance learning materials and provide social-emotional support via preferred communication platforms. O ur wonderful teachers will be reaching out to their individual classes to share planned syllabus topics and resources for the remainder of the 2019-2020 curriculum year. E ach instructor will work with their class directly to identify preferred lesson delivery methods that best meet the needs of their class members. 

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce three Virtual Learning Opportunities in the place of our regularly scheduled classes on April 8, April 22 and May 6, 2020. Each class will be presented via Facebook LIVE on our private 'NCPG-Members Only' group page and will begin promptly at 10am on each date. Please make sure you are following the page in advance and see full details/descriptions below. 

Again, I cannot thank you all enough for your continued understanding and flexibility as we all enter uncharted territory together. Your words of encouragement and support have been invaluable. The Board greatly appreciates you all, and we are committed and confident that we will come out of this stronger together. 

The Board of Directors is here to serve the needs of our members. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or anyone else on the Board with any questions or concerns. You can always email me directly at president@ncpgaz.org!

Wishing you and yours all my best for continued health! xo

Best regards, 
Megan

Megan Garvey
NCPG President 2019-2021
VIRTUAL CLASS SPEAKERS

APRIL 8 at 10AM:
 
Michelle Cox
School A (Grades 1-2) &
School C (Grades 5-8)
TOPIC:
"Embracing Imperfections: Michelle will discuss techniques on how to allow ourselves some grace, and how to respond to all the emotions during this challenging time."

ABOUT MICHELLE:
Michelle has been married for 20 years and is the mother of four teens. She loves to spend time with her family as they discover new places and explore the outdoors. Michelle is the founder of Build Family Connection and has been coaching and teaching parents for the last 7 years. 
Michelle graduated with a BS in Education from Northern Arizona University, completed "The Choice in Coaching: Arbinger Mastery Training for Coaches," is a graduate of the Coachville School of Coaching, and is a PCC certified coach with the International Coaching Federation.


APRIL 22 at 10AM:
Amy Stewart
Class 1A (5-11 months)
TOPIC:
" Importance of Routine: Amy will discuss the importance of routine and give us some concrete examples and activities that will be useful at home."

ABOUT AMY:
Amy has a Masters of Science degree in Nursing and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea for over 16 years. In addition to hospital nursing, Amy works as a University nursing professor. Amy combined her passion for nursing, education, and motherhood in 2011 when she began teaching parenting courses. Her scientific and research based nursing background, paired with her love for being a mother to her five adopted children provide unique and relatable teaching opportunities. Amy is also the founder of Hope in Parenting and feels her greatest
accomplishments are found in her home. She loves being the wife to her husband Drew and mother to her 5 children Merik (10), Sophie (8), Olivia (3), Gracie (2), and Spencer (1). 


MAY 6 at 10AM:

Blaire Hinks
Class 1B (12-17 months)
TOPIC:
" Resilience: Blaire will be discussing
how to continue with positivity if things don't go as planned. How to talk to children about disappointment and how we can model resilience."

ABOUT BLAIRE:
Blaire Hinks is a native to Arizona. She grew up in the Madison School District and went to Xavier College Prep for high school. She graduated from University of Arizona in 2002 with a BS in Business Marketing. She went on to help manage at the Hubbard Swim School for 17 years. 
Blaire has been married to her husband, Otto, for almost 15 years and they have six children; Tommy (13), Maggie (11), Joe (9), Will (7), Rosie (4), and Grace (2). After years of teaching new moms in the pool and having six babies of her own, she realized there was need for support in the home for new moms after birth. Blaire opened her own business, Lille Landsby Postpartum Village, in 2018. She is a lactation counselor, postpartum doula, and baby-wearing instructor that provides a holistic in-home care approach for all families with little ones. 

VIRTUAL SPEAKER VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
  • To access our upcoming NCPG Virtual Classes, you must be following our private 'NCPG-Members Only' Facebook Group in advance. On the morning of the class, the speaker will present a one (1) hour LIVE presentation allowing for some questions. The class will then be saved to our page to allow anyone unable to join to view it at a later time. For any viewing access questions or concerns, please email our Public Relations Director, Katrina Stuart at publicrelations@ncpgaz.org. 
 UPCOMING EVENTS:

2020-2021 NCPG CURRENT MEMBER PRE-REGISTRATION
  • With consideration to the emotional, social, and financial effects that COVID-19 has had on our members' lives, the NCPG Board of Directors has extended Early Bird Registration for current members for the 2020-2021 year. Early Bird Registration will now be during the months of April and May, and Open Registration will begin on June1. Current members who register between April 1 and May 31will be able to take advantage of the $265 early bird pricing and will be guaranteed placement with their existing class. A reminder email will be sent out to current members on 4/1/2020. 
2020-2021 NCPG OPEN REGISTRATION
  • Open Registration for new members will begin on June 1, and the cost of registration will be $320. Spots after June 1 will be given on a first come, first served basis.
MEETING LOCATION
Saint Barnabas on the Desert
6715 North Mockingbird Lane
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

MAILING ADDRESS
North Central Parenting Group
P.O. Box 32644
Phoenix, AZ 85064
EMAIL NCPG
president@ncpgaz.org