By Jackie Burrell
Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 6:00 am in Babies & Tots.
One of the great things about the preschool fairs organized by local moms clubs is how many great resources we discover – or rediscover – each year. So over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be sharing 10 great East Bay schools, classes and other family resources you may not know about. See what you think, then add your own suggestions by clicking “comments”.
NAME: Bananas, Inc.
THE BASICS: This venerable, non-profit Oakland institution offers free parenting classes and workshops, as well as babysitting and child care referrals online and at its home base, 5232 Claremont Ave. Oakland.
WHY IT’S COOL: Looking for a babysitting class for your teenager? There’s one tomorrow night. A class to help you manage your toddler’s tantrums? That one’s Thursday. Need a long-term babysitter or emergency respite? This is the place. Just need advice? Delve into Bananas’ 3,000 book reference library. It’s all here and it’s all free.
Stop and chat with a Bananas rep at the East Bay Moms’ Preschool and Childhood Resource Fair – and stop by our table too! – on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland.