Echo Parenting & Education, which conducts weekly parenting classes in Echo Park, will be hosting their annual fall fundraiser at the historic Jensen’s Recreation Center in Echo Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. An EPE supporter provides the following background:
Founded 11 years ago by longtime Echo Park resident, Ruth Beaglehole, Echo Parenting & Education conducts weekly parenting classes in both English and Spanish, teaching parents an empathy led practice of child raising. Although classes take place regularly in Echo Park, the organization serves the Greater Los Angeles community, training and educating parents, preschool and elementary school teachers, social workers, and mental health professionals in how to support and nurture children integrating the principles of nonviolence with the knowledge of emotional intelligence and brain development. Currently, Echo Parenting & Education is offering parenting classes at Elysian Heights Elementary. Fall semester classes are in English and spring semester will be in Spanish.