About the Center
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OVBRFS is passionately committed to instilling in our valley communities a profound and sincere understanding of babies and very young children during these critically important and formative years, for that is where our deepest patterns are set.
We are dedicated to the nurture of children pre-birth to three, through inspiring partnerships and community resources that address pre and post-natal wellbeing, infant/ toddler development, and parent education and support.
In partnership with parents, health professionals, educators and the Ojai Valley community, we create opportunities to connect, to explore, and to engage directly in the development of healthy approaches to early childhood education.
What we offer:
- Early Years Play Groups
- Prenatal Counseling and Education
- Breastfeeding Support and Helpline
- Therapy for Parents and Children
- Parent Education
- Lending resource library
- Professional Infant/ Toddler Caregiver Training
- Infant and Parent Wellness
- Pre and Post Partum Health
- Family and community gatherings
- Adult education
The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center is designed as a responsive environment where parents can be present with their babies or toddlers who initiate and extend their own self-mastered exploration and discovery through play.
"For young children, play is not, as it is for adults, an optional activity."
- Author David Elkind, Ph.D.