Education Classes are Canceled at this time
To keep you and your
loved ones safe during the global outbreak of COVID-19, UnityPoint Health - Des
Moines is restricting visitors at our facilities. We are sorry for the
inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation for future
classes and feel free to register for classes with open registration. Please
check back here and follow the Blank Children’s
Facebook page for updates and information. We have created a webinar to take place of this class please follow the link below:
Babies and young children are naturally curious, and we want to provide a safe environment for little ones to explore. In our Baby Safety class, our "Safe! At Home and On the Go" PowerPoint presentation will help you identify safety dangers and learn tips on how you can prevent unintentional injuries due to these hazards. Topics covered in this two-hour class include nursery safety, safe sleeping, home safety, baby-proofing your home, and a brief discussion on car seat basics.
Car Seat Safety and CPR are not included in this class. Please see the class schedules to register for our Car Seat Safety class. You can take a CPR class through the local Red Cross or the 411 Safety Shop in West Des Moines.
Baby Safety is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Please take note of which location you have registered for.
- Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.
- Classes at Methodist West Hospital are held in the Conference Center. View Maps & Directions to Methodist West Hospital. View this video for parking and finding the Conference Rooms at Methodist West Hospital.
- Classes at Iowa Lutheran Hospital are held in Dining Room A/B. View Maps & Directions to Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Dining Room A/B is located on Level B behind the cafeteria.
Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.
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