Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Experience the Social Interaction of the CPEA

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Experience the Social Interaction of the CPEA

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THE Childbirth and Parenting Education Association was founded in 1974 and for 40 years has been supporting families with young children.

In the early days the CPEA ran antenatal classes and helped to prepare parents for the journey of pregnancy and childbirth, but these days their focus is on providing a support network and sense of community through education and social interaction.

As part of their social interaction program, the CPEA host Hopscotch playgroup every Wednesday morning of the school term from 9.30 -11.30am.

They also host a monthly coffee morning which features a guest speaker who is invited to talk about a topic of interest and importance to parents.

These mornings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in conjunction with their playgroup.

While the CPEA playgroup encourages mums to spend time with their little ones, they also acknowledge the importance of mum having some kid-free time.

Their bi-monthly Mum's Nights Out are a fun opportunity for mums to get out of the house and socialise with each other, without having to hold, or tend to their young children.

School age children and dads have not been forgotten by the CPEA either, as once a year they host a big family day event.

This year their family day event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the CPEA and will be held on Saturday, November 1.

The planning team have a super, fun filled afternoon organised for all CPEA members and their families. …

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