Vacaville Christian Schools Early Education Department will offer several Parenting Classes. These classes are provided for VCS families and the Community. Classes are designed to encourage a strong family foundation in Christ through topics such as: Raising Destiny, with Mark Tawlks and Health and Safety, which will include Child Nutrition with Dr. Sims and Child Lures with The California Department of Corrections.
In addition, we offer the principles of Childwise and Growing Kids God’s Way videos that can be viewed here at VCS.
The principles of "Childwise and Growing Kids God’s Way" are designed to work on the inner attitudes of the heart. When you have captured the heart, the outward behavior will fall into place. Childwise and Growing Kids God’s Way have five goals:
- To raise a generation of children to the glory of God, not man.
- To provide practical instruction that will help parents understand both the principles of Biblical training and their application.
- To instill confidence in each and every parent. This confidence is in God’s Word, which is sufficient both in truth and practice. With confidence comes competency in parenting.
- To help families look positively towards the teen years. Although the world teaches rebellion is normal, that is not what the Bible teaches.
- Parenting can be a tremendous experience. If God’s standards are maintained, the teen years can be among the best ones.
Dr. Monique Sims, DrPH, MPH, RD
Dr. Sims is the proud mother of two sons and grandmother to two granddaughters. She has been a public health professional in the Solano County community for approximately 25 years. Her professional career includes being the director of Fade Away Personalized Diet Management, Vallejo WIC Supervisor and Manager and Founder of La Clinica North Vallejo Community Health Care Clinic. Dr Sims' educational path includes a Bachelor in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Doctoral Degree in Public Health Management all degrees earned at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted nutrition presentations for the National WIC Association, California Maternal Child and Health Department, California Nutrition Network and in local churches and organizations. Dr Sims is currently the Director and CEO of A More Excellent Way Health a not-for-profit organization that hosts health education trainings, seminars and events. Its signature event is the More Excellent Way Community Baby Shower for pregnant mothers in Solano County. Dr Sims has been a minister and choir chaplain at Revival Center Ministries for approximately 20 years.
Regina Whitaker, the mother of a four year old daughter, is the sole proprietor of JPR Training. Her company provides training, seminars, training management and training development services. The courses available include Child Abuse Recognition, Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment, Leadership, Frugal Living, Managing Your Money, Debt Reduction, Go Paperless and Get Organized, Live on Cash and Get Out of Debt seminars and various other courses.
Ms Whitaker has been teaching Child Abuse Recognition courses to child victimization mandatory reporters for over ten years. Her background includes working 16 years in law enforcement, 12 years teaching law enforcement professionals, and six years teaching Sociology and Criminal Justice courses at several different colleges and universities.
The Child Abuse Recognition course is essential for all parents. This course will describe the different signs of abuse so parents will be equipped to recognize if their child or their friends have experienced any form of abuse. Also, parents will be able to identify situations in which their children may be vulnerable to abuse.
Pastor Mark Tawlks
The Early Education Department
will be offering a Parenting Series for VCS Families as well
as the public, so invite a friend.
Dates for 2012-2013 TBA $15 per adult/$20 per couple
Many different facets of building a strong family life will be discussed in this series.
The series is open to all parents, EE to High School.
Currently, Mark is the Family Life Pastor at Liberty Christian Center and Executive Director of Families on Purpose. He is dedicated to strengthening families through vision and the power of agreement. Mark has served as a national spokesperson for Teen Mania Ministries (international youth and missions organization). As a Life Coach and a successful entrepreneur, with over 30 years of experience in a variety of business and ministry settings, Mark has established himself as a powerful communicator and leader to businessmen, families and church leaders. Mark and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 30 years and they have three married children.All 2012-2013 dates are TBA. Please email us for more information.